New Kingdom Royal City [NOOK Book]

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This study reveals a highly diversified and unique pattern of habitation in the Nile Valley. The main focus of this work is the New Kingdom, which offers the largest number of sites from any one period. Previously most studies of Egyptian urbanism have focused exclusively on the site of Tell el-Amarna, which has become the paradigm for ancient Egyptian settlements. Critical to our understanding of Egyptian urbanism is the question of just how representative of pharaonic town planning Amarna truly is. To resolve ...
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Overview

This study reveals a highly diversified and unique pattern of habitation in the Nile Valley. The main focus of this work is the New Kingdom, which offers the largest number of sites from any one period. Previously most studies of Egyptian urbanism have focused exclusively on the site of Tell el-Amarna, which has become the paradigm for ancient Egyptian settlements. Critical to our understanding of Egyptian urbanism is the question of just how representative of pharaonic town planning Amarna truly is. To resolve this problem, this study contrasts Amarna with what available data exists from other sites. One important source for such a comparison is the Second Intermediate Period site of Deir el-Ballas. This 'incipient Amarna' may well have served as the prototype for the revised urbanism of the New Kingdom. This study also reviews the data from other New Kingdom settlements on a 'micro-spatial' level, dealing with both the arms of individual structures as well as the overall community layout. Comparisons between the overall plans of the various settlements and the various elements which comprise them reveal a 'mental template' of urban structure that existed in ancient Egypt.
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Comparing other sites along the Nile with Tell el-Amarna, which is generally accepted as the paradigm for Egyptian urban settlements, the assistant curator for ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston finds a mental template of urban structure in ancient Egypt. He compares both the overall community layout and forms of individual structures such as palaces, administration buildings, workers' villagers, and houses. Double spaced. Illustrated with line drawings. No index. Distributed in the US by Kegan. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136168178
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 12 MB
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Town Planning in Ancient Egypt: Historical Overview 17
Ch. 2 Domestic Architecture: Palaces 24
Ch. 3 Domestic Architecture: Administrative and Support Buildings 42
Ch. 4 Domestic Architecture: Workmen's Villages 47
Ch. 5 Domestic Architecture: Private Houses 52
Ch. 6 The Royal City 68
Ch. 7 Ancient Egyptian Urban Design 76
Ch. 8 Deir el-Ballas and the Development of the New Kingdom Royal City 81
Conclusion 91
Illustrations 94
Sources of Illustrations 183
Bibliography 187
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