The Ancient Egypt Guide

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Originally published as the Penguin Guide to Ancient Egypt, William Murnane's highly-acclaimed book has been fully revised and updated by Professor Aidan Dodson. This new edition will bring Murnane's engaging yet rigorous learning to a new audience, complete with up-to-date guidebook information as well as a compact yet wide-ranging cultural history.

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Overview

Originally published as the Penguin Guide to Ancient Egypt, William Murnane's highly-acclaimed book has been fully revised and updated by Professor Aidan Dodson. This new edition will bring Murnane's engaging yet rigorous learning to a new audience, complete with up-to-date guidebook information as well as a compact yet wide-ranging cultural history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566568586
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,542,322

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition 9

Preface to the second edition 11

Part 1

1 The Land and the River 17

2 People, Professions and Leisure 25

3 The Government 43

4 Pharaonic Egypt and its Neighbours 51

5 Cities of God 59

6 Death and Burial 65

7 Mansions of Eternity 77

8 Graxo-Roman Twilight 87

9 Pharaonic Heritage 93

Part 2

10 The Delta 99

11 Cairo and Environs I: Ancient Pharaonic Monuments 111

12 Cairo and Environs II: Christian and Islamic Sites (Nicholas Warner) 115

13 Giza to Abusir 151

14 Memphis and Saqqara 167

15 The Southern Pyramid Fields and the Faiyum 187

16 Middle Egypt 194

17 Abydos to Luxor 219

18 Luxor, East Bank 237

19 Luxor, West Bank: Royal Monuments 257

20 Luxor, West Bank: Private Monuments 293

21 Luxor to Aswan 319

22 Aswan 337

23 Beyond the Borders 353

Part 3 Practical Information (Nicholas Warner)

24 Travel in Egypt 371

25 A Guide to Cities and Towns 387

Capsule King List and History of Ancient Egypt 401

Further Reading 408

General Index 411

Index of Localities 415

List of Maps

A The Delta 98

B Alexandria 014

C Central Cairo 114

D 'Old Cairo': Roman and Christian Quarter (?Babylon') 120

E Medieval Cairo, from North to South of the Old City Walls 131

F Cairene Monuments from the IbnTulun Mosque to the Citadel 142-3

G Monuments of Cairo's Southern Cemetery 145

H Monuments of Cairo's Northern Cemetery 145

I Pyramid Fields from Abu Rawash to the Faiyum 189

J The Faiyum 191

K Luxor, East Bank 253

L Luxor, West Bank 257

M Aswan Region 337

N Town of Aswan, Monuments 338

O The Sinai 361

P Oases of Kharga and Dakhla 367

Q Bahriya Oasis 368

R Siwa Oasis 367

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