The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt

The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt

by Nancy Thomas, Gerry D. Scott, Bruce G. Trigger
     
 

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The first professionally trained American Egyptologists were latecomers, arriving in Egypt only around the turn of the twentieth century, decades after their European counterparts. Within a short time, however, they had a dramatic impact on the discipline, revolutionizing archaeological field techniques and reshaping our knowledge of this complex ancient civilization.

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The first professionally trained American Egyptologists were latecomers, arriving in Egypt only around the turn of the twentieth century, decades after their European counterparts. Within a short time, however, they had a dramatic impact on the discipline, revolutionizing archaeological field techniques and reshaping our knowledge of this complex ancient civilization. This volume, which includes essays by ten distinguished Egyptologists, clearly defines the American contribution to this intriguing field of study.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
European Egyptologists Jean-Franois Champollion and Howard Carter are famed, but what of the Americans George Reisner, James Henry Breasted and Herbert Winlock? The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt by Nancy Thomas, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, retrieves them from near-obscurity in essays by Gerry D. Scott III and Bruce G. Trigger and 227 illustrations (70 in color) of objects excavated by Americans and displayed in the extensive collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and other U.S. museums. (Abrams, $49.50 288p ISBN 0-8109-6312-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810963122
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
10.66(w) x 11.29(h) x 1.03(d)

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