Category: Egypt

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Revealing the Delta’s Secrets

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An Egyptologist’s Egypt

Editor of Ancient Egypt magazine, Bob Partridge, reflects how the country has changed over the 30 years he has been visiting

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Abydos: Egypt’s First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris

Abydos, one of the most ancient and venerable sites in Egypt, was the focus of the Cult of Osiris – the lord of the dead – and was held in the highest regard by the ancient Egyptians. It has also been the focus for a series of important and unusual discoveries, which makes it all […]

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British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt:The city of Pharaoh Akhenaten

This book is one of those rare reference works that is affordable, scholarly, yet accessible. Profusely illustrated, this dictionary belongs on the bookshelf of anybody interested in Ancient Egypt whether general reader, student, or experienced scholar. This single volume, comprising 368 tightly printed but easily legible pages contains the most current information on a wide […]

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Tell-El-Amarna

Basic questions about New Kingdom Egypt – about town layout, building techniques, urban economy, arts and crafts, everyday life, and much else – can be answered at Tell el-Amarna.

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Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt, The

Alexandra has suffered badly. The once magnificent city has been a quarry for builders throughout the ages. In AD 836 it was robbed to build the city of Samarra in Iraq; in 1167 the magnificent Serapeum – converted by the ruffianly Theophilus into the church of St John the Baptist – was in its turn […]

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Palenque: Eternal City of the Maya

For the next two decades, tourists visiting Palenque were told that the body was that of an unknown Maya king. Then, in the 1970s, after a meeting of mainly US scholars at Palenque at 1973, there was a breakthrough, based partly on the controversial methods of decipherment published in Russia by Yuri Knorosov in the […]

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