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Tomb in Ancient Egypt

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ISBN-10: 0500051399

ISBN-13: 9780500051399

Edition: 2008

Authors: Salima Ikram, Aidan Dodson

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A richly illustrated and complete account of the development and significance of the tomb in ancient Egypt. From the pyramids and royal burial ground in the Valley of the Kings to the tombs of queens such as Ramesses II's consort Nefertari and the far larger number of private tombs of nobles like Rekhmire and Ramose, "The Tomb in Ancient Egypt" is an unparalleled guide for Egyptophiles everywhere. Besides the paintings, reliefs, and statues adorning their walls, many tombs show the breathtaking skill of ancient architects, and autobiographical texts found inside several tombs give rare insights into Egyptian life. We read of Harkhuf's African explorations, returning with the gift of a dancing dwarf to his boy-king, Pepy II, and we learn how General Amenemhab saved his king's life when the king was charged by an enraged elephant. Written by two experts in the field and the authors of "The Mummy in Ancient Egypt," this new book traces burial practices in Egypt over three millennia, from the dawn of Egyptian history to the Roman domination. It also illuminates the work of key scholars who excavated and catalogued their finds for posterity, and it includes a comprehensive list of the principal cemeteries, with glossary and maps for ease of reference. 350 illustrations, 40 in color.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.718
Language: English

Aidan Dodson is a Teaching Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Bristol.

Preface
Introduction
Egyptian Mortuary Beliefs and the Nature of the Tomb
The Tomb and Society
Construction and Decoration
The Study of the Egyptian Tomb
The Decoration of the Tomb
Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods
The Old Kingdom
The First Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period
The New Kingdom: The Early Years
The New Kingdom: The Amarna Years
The New Kingdom: The Ramesside Years
The Third Intermediate and Saite Periods
The Late and Graeco-Roman Periods
Notes
Chronology
Glossary
The Principal Cemeteries
Maps
Abbreviations and Bibliography
Sources of Illustrations
Index