Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis

Author: Elena Pischikova
ISBN: 9774167244
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Art

This volume is the second joint publication of the members of the American-Egyptian archaeological team South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the Ministry of State for Antiquities and directed by the editor. The Project is dedicated to the clearing, restoration, and reconstruction of the tombs of Karabasken (TT 391) and Karakhamun (TT 223) of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty, and the tomb of Irtieru (TT 390) of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, on the West Bank of Luxor. This volume will cover the next three seasons of the work of the Project from 2012 to 2014. Essays by the experts involved in the work of the Project concentrate on new archaeological finds, reconstruction of the tombs' decoration and introduction of the high officials who usurped the tombs of Karakhamun and Karabasken in the Twenty Sixth Dynasty. The volume focuses particularly on the reconstruction of the ritual of the Hours of the Day and Night and BD 125 and 32 in the tomb of Karakhamun, the textual program of the tomb of Karabasken, as well as Coptic ostraca, faience objects, pottery, and animal bones found in the necropolis.

Recording Village Life

Author: Jennifer Cromwell
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472123117
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: History

Recording Village Life presents a close study of over 140 Coptic texts written between 724–756 CE by a single scribe, Aristophanes son of Johannes, of the village Djeme in western Thebes. These texts, which focus primarily on taxation and property concerns, yield a wealth of knowledge about social and economic changes happening at both the community and country-wide levels during the early years of Islamic rule in Egypt. Additionally, they offer a fascinating picture of the scribe’s role within this world, illuminating both the practical aspects of his work and the social and professional connections with clients for whom he wrote legal documents. Papyrological analysis of Aristophanes’ documents, within the context of the textual record of the village, shows a new and divergent scribal practice that reflects broader trends among his contemporaries: Aristophanes was part of a larger, national system of administrative changes, enacted by the country’s Arab rulers in order to better control administrative practices and fiscal policies within the country. Yet Aristophanes’ dossier shows him not just as an administrator, revealing details about his life, his role in the community, and the elite networks within which he operated. This unique perspective provides new insights into both the micro-history of an individual’s experience of eighth-century Theban village life, and its reflection in the macro social, economic, and political trends in Egypt at this time. This book will prove valuable to scholars of late antique studies, papyrology, philology, early Islamic history, social and economic history, and Egyptology.

Egiptolog a ib rica en 2017 Estudios y nuevas perspectivas

Author: Antonio Pérez Largacha
Publisher: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha
ISBN: 9788490442616
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Social Science

La presente obra pretende mostrar algunas de las nuevas perspectivas de la investigación científica en el campo de la Egiptología ibérica, reuniendo distintas contribuciones de especialistas de España, Portugal y Sudamérica. Se trata de una visión actualizada de los estudios egiptológicos, que no pretende ser exhaustiva sino mostrar algunas de las líneas de trabajo. La temática de los artículos que se recogen en esta obra es muy diversa abarcando, por ejemplo, los resultados de varias misiones arqueológicas en Egipto y el análisis de los hallazgos más recientes. Un papel destacado ocupan los trabajos que versan sobre la historia política egipcia, desde sus orígenes en el nacimiento del Estado hasta épocas tardías. Por supuesto otros temas como la religión, la cultura material o el legado artístico son objeto de análisis. Deseamos que esta publicación anime a otros investigadores a comenzar o proseguir en el campo de la Egiptología, una disciplina que afortunadamente tiene cada vez más peso y tradición.

Luck Fate and Fortune

Author: Esther Eidinow
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845118433
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Fate and fatalism

The cultural impulse to try to anticipate the future, and make sense of apparently random events, is irrepressible. Perhaps the most famous of all sites of prediction is the Oracle at Delphi. And how the world of antiquity, and particularly the ancient Greeks, tried to foretell the outcome of the present, serves as Esther Eidinow's starting-point for an appraisal of that legacy of forecasting in our own era. Delphi is still invoked when business people discuss future strategy and risk; there is even a strategic planning technique called the 'Delphi Method'. But the Delphic Oracle is only the best known example of a physical landscape covered by oracular sanctuaries; while across classical literary genres, there are myriad tales - such as that of doomed Oedipus - which wrestle with the cruel vicissitudes of fate and fortune. Exploring notions of destiny related by writers like Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles, Esther Eidinow discusses ancient augurial theories and methods, including sacrifice, cleromancy (dicing) and astromancy (telling of the stars). She then turns to ideas about moral luck and later Roman use of prophecy for maintenance of the 'pax deorum'. Drawing on modern texts as diverse as the Terminator films and Solitaire's tarot reading in Live and Let Die, the author shows how the recurring questions 'what if?' and 'why me?' are a fundamental part of what it means to be human, whether in the ancient past or the present day.


Author: Zahi A. Hawass
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426205457
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

In a companion book to the Cleopatra exhibit that began touring the United States in May 2010, a noted archeologist uses his expertise to give a thorough picture of the alluring queen, an account that is augmented by 250 color photographs, including pictures of artifacts and images of the underwater quest for Cleopatra's palace.

The Lost Tombs of Saqqara

Author: Alain-Pierre Zivie
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 2913805027
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Saqqara, as the principal necropolis of Memphis, was a crucially important site in all periods of Egyptian history, from the Old Kingdom through the Late Period, and it has been a fruitful area of excavation and investigation for Egyptologists since the nineteenth century. Prominent among these have been a distinguished line of French archaeologists: Auguste Mariette, Gaston Maspero, Victor Loret, Jean-Philippe Lauer, and Jean Leclant have all made major contributions to the understanding of this large and complex site. Following in this tradition, Alain Zivie and his team of the French Archaeological Mission of the Bubasteion have spent the last twenty-five years exhuming from the sands of Saqqara a major New Kingdom cemetery, which was later transformed into catacombs for sacred cats. Among their important discoveries, they have brought to light the tomb of the vizier ‘Aper- El, with its burial treasure, and those of the painter Thothmes, of Maïa, the foster mother of Tutankhamun, of an ambassador of Ramesses II, and of the scribe of the Aten treasury in Memphis. This unique book gives the reader a rare insight into the immediacy, excitement, and hard work of archaeological excavations, through the outstanding photography of Patrick Chapuis and the reflections of the author on the significance of the archaeological, historical, and artistic results of the team’s discoveries.

Complete Middle Egyptian

Author: Richard Bussmann
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473615724
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Middle Egyptian offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, access inscriptions in documents and monuments and even teaching you how to draw hieroglyphs yourself. Structured around key artefacts and introducing both the original hieroglyphs and transliteration (for easier understanding) this course also features: -16 learning units plus pronunciation section, grammar reference, sign list overview and sign list explanation -Stepped progression - clearly graduated progress through different levels of the language -Authentic materials - language taught through key artefacts and texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding hieroglyphs -Culture insights - learn about the culture, society and politics in ancient Egypt -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Joyful in Thebes

Author: Kathlyn M. Cooney
Publisher: ISD LLC
ISBN: 9781937040413
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: History

An international group of scholars have contributed to Joyful in Thebes, a Festschrift for the distinguished Egyptologist Betsy M. Bryan. The forty-two articles deal with topics of art history, archaeology, history, and philology representing virtually the entire span of ancient Egyptian civilization. These diverse studies, which often present unpublished material or new interpretations of specific issues in Egyptian history, literature, and art history, well reflect the broad research interests of the honoree. Abundantly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the volume also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Bryan's publications through 2015.

Secrets From The Sand

Author: Zahi Hawass
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810945428
Release Date: 2003-10-07
Genre: Social Science

A personal tour of the fascinating Egyptian sites excavated over the last 33 years by Egypt's leading archaeologist, the discoverer of the Valley of the Golden Mummies, who was recently named to the top antiquities job in Egypt.

Studying the Media

Author: Tim O'Sullivan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0340807652
Release Date: 2003-04-30
Genre: Social Science

Revised to address the needs of media students taking AS/A2 media studies specifications and as pre-course reading for undergraduates, this title now contains more material on media texts and representations, including genre and more on globalization, film and new media. The chapters on media research and investigation address the needs of students undertaking project work and provide a foundation framework to build on. The text also provides numerous creative exercises and activities, with suggestions and guidelines for further research and analysis.

Before the Pyramids

Author: University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Museum
Publisher: Oriental Inst Publications Sales
ISBN: 1885923821
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... March 28-December 31, 2011"--T.p. verso.

Chronicle of the Pharaohs

Author: Peter A. Clayton
ISBN: 0500286280
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

This book sets the rulers of ancient Egypt in chronological context from the earliest Dynastic Period to Cleopatra VII and the start of Roman Egypt. The biographical portraits of each pharaoh build into a comprehensive history of ancient Egypt, and reveal the way in which individual rulers helped to shape Egyptian civilization. Includes hundreds of illustrations, diagrams and dynastic lists.