The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

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Harry N. Abrams, Nov 1, 1995 - History - 328 pages
Replete with superb illustrations, extensively cross-referenced, and comprehensively indexed, The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an unparalleled guide to one of the world's most fascinating civilizations. Clear explanations and descriptions of 600 major ideas, events, and personalities that shaped 4,000 years of life in the Nile valley are provided here, along with entries on the many archaeologists who unearthed Egypt's legacy. Each entry is followed by a short bibliography to enable readers to pursue topics in greater detail. Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps, and including the most up-date information, The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is invaluable for general readers, students, and researchers alike.

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About the author (1995)

Ian Shaw is lecturer in Egyptian archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is author of "Ancient Egyptian Warfare and Weapons," co-author (with Paul Nicholson) of "The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt "and "Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology," and the editor of the "Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt." He has published articles in various journals and books, and has excavated in Europe, Egypt and North America.

Robert Jameson is a freelance writer and archaeologist. He is also co-author of a monograph titled "Hatnub: An Ancient Egyptian Quarrying Site" and has published a number of articles in the "Journal of Egyptian Archaeology" and in edited volumes. His field work includes extensive archaeological surveying in the Eastern desert of Egypt, while his special interests include the early prehistory of Europe and material culture studies.

Ian Shaw is a lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, England. From 1986 to 1990 he edited the ancient Egyptian section of the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. Paul Nicholson is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, Wales. He is a specialist in ancient crafts and industries, particularly those of ancient Egypt.

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