The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt

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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...
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Overview

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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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)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780810963122
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 10.66 (w) x 11.29 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Note to the Reader and List of Abbreviations 9
Maps 10
The American Contribution to an Understanding of Prehistoric Egypt 13
Epigraphic and Archaeological Documentation of Old Kingdom Tombs and Monuments at Giza and Saqqara 25
The American Discovery of Middle Kingdom Texts 45
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Work at the Middle Kingdom Sites of Thebes and Lisht 57
The American Archaeological Focus on Ancient Palaces and Temples of the New Kingdom 79
New Kingdom Epigraphy 97
Some American Contributions to the Understanding of Third Intermediate and Late Period Egypt 111
From Dusk to Dawn: The American Discovery of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt 131
The Archaeology of Bronze Age Nubia 141
The American Discovery of Meroitic Nubia and the Sudan 151
Archaeological and Research Expeditions to Egypt and Nubia 169
Index 177
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