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Mysterious Lands
     

Mysterious Lands

by David O'Connor (Editor), Quirke (Editor), Stephen Quirke
 

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Egyption writing and art portrayed unknown lands both in the sense that current scholars are unsure as their actual location and in the sense that nonexistent lands were manufactured for ideological and religious reasons, and the distinction between the two can often be difficult for archaeologists and other Egyptologists. O'Connor (ancient Egyptian art and

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Egyption writing and art portrayed unknown lands both in the sense that current scholars are unsure as their actual location and in the sense that nonexistent lands were manufactured for ideological and religious reasons, and the distinction between the two can often be difficult for archaeologists and other Egyptologists. O'Connor (ancient Egyptian art and archaeology, New York U.) and Quirke (Egyptology, Institute of Archaeology, U. College London) present 11 papers exploring this scholarly conundrum and discussing Egyptian representations of foreign lands and peoples. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844720040
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Series:
Encounters with Ancient Egypt Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

David O’Connor is Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art, in the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and former President, American Research Center in Egypt.Stephen Quirke is Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, and a Lecturer in Egyptology at its Institute of Archaeology.

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