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Ancient South Asian World

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ISBN-10: 0195174224

ISBN-13: 9780195174229

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Kimberley Heuston, Kimberley Heuston, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer

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A young archaeologist finds a primitive hand axe that is thought to be more than 400,000 years old. Engineers building a railroad discover that the gravel they're using is actually 5,000-year-old crumbling brick from the ancient Indus Valley civilization. An Englishman living in India is fascinated by the mysterious script on the ancient coins he collects and works feverishly to decode the long-lost language. These are a few of the clues to a fascinating history that you'll read about in The Ancient South Asian World. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer and Kimberley Heuston use ancient beads, terracotta pots, trash found in a sewer, and many other primary sources to trace the history of this diverse…    
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List price: $39.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/23/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 9.29" wide x 7.72" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Kimberley Heuston is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. A historian by training, she teaches school in Salt Lake City. She is also the author of The Shakeress, the paperback version of which is on the Spring 2008 list.

Cast of Characters
Map of the Ancient Egyptian World
You Rule: The Geography of Egypt
The Hymn to the Nile
Inscriptions on the tomb of Harkhuf
Written in Stone: The First King
Narmer Palette
Stairway to Heaven: The Old Kingdom
Inscriptions at Sehel
Edwin Smith Papyrus
Thank You, Rosetta Stone: Hieroglyphs
Clay tablets and pottery from Abydos
Satire of the Trades
Inscription from Wadi Hammamat
The Rosetta Stone
It's a God-Eat-God World: Egyptian Religion
Animal remains at Saqqara
Great Abydos Stela
Pyramid Texts
It's a Wrap: Mummies and the Afterlife
Pyramid Texts
Book of the Dead
Tomb Builders: The Pyramid Age
Tomb graffiti at Giza pyramid complex
Pyramid Texts
Dream Stela
From Monarchy to Anarchy and Back Again: The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom
Admonitions of Ipuwer
Ankhtyfy's tomb inscriptions
Dialogue Between a Man Tired of Life and His Ba
The Tale of Sinuhe
Take Two Mice and Call Me in the Morning: Medicine and Magic
Diodorus Siculus
Ebers Papyrus
Tomb paintings and engravings
Edwin Smith Papyrus
Hands Off: The Second Intermediate Period
Papyrus Sallier I
Tomb inscriptions of Ahmose
A Tale of Two Deities: Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Government records
Hatshepsut's tomb inscriptions
Tomb inscription of an army scribe
Inscriptions at Karnak
In Style Along the Nile: Daily Life
Love poems and song lyrics
Ebers Papyrus
Lady Naunakhte
The Tale of a Shipwrecked Sailor
The Story of the Eloquent Peasant
Name that Tomb: Amenhotep III and the Government of Egypt
Commemorative scarabs
Tomb inscription from vizier of the First Intermediate Period
Amenemhet's tomb
Diodorus Siculus
Diplomacy Makes Good Fertilizer: Foreign Relations during the New Kingdom
Amarna Letters
Tablet from Lachish
Sun Worshipping: The Amarna Period
Amarna Letters
The Great Hymn to the Aten
Only Tomb Will Tell: Tutankhamen
Howard Carter
Tutankhamen's mummy
Surviving Childhood: Growing Up in Ancient Egypt
Berlin Papyrus
Delivery sayings
Registration declaration
Scribal advice
Healing spell
Song of the Harpist
War and Peace: Ramesses II and the Battle of Qadesh
Ramesses II royal inscriptions
Hittite Egyptian peace treaty
Scratch and Sniff: Village Life
Ebers Papyrus
Notes on ostraca at Deir el-Medina
Oath taken in court
Battle Stations: The Sea Peoples
Inscription from Ramesses III's mortuary temple
Happily Ever After: The Arts
King for a Day: Kush, Nubia, and the Third Intermediate Period
The Tale of Wenamun
Stela of Piye
Great Expectations: The Greek Period
The Last Chapter: Graeco-Roman Rule
Letter of Aristeas
Pliny the Elder
Inscription on the Pharos Lighthouse
Further Reading
Text Credits