The Tomb in Ancient Egypt: Royal and Private Sepulchres from the Early Dynastic Period to the Romans

The Tomb in Ancient Egypt: Royal and Private Sepulchres from the Early Dynastic Period to the Romans

by Aidan Dodson, Salima Ikram
     
 
Like all Thames and Hudson books this is a well illustrated and designed book, but this one really stands out for the comprehensiveness and detail of the text as well. The opening third of the book looks at Egyptian beliefs concerning burial, the social context of tomds, their construction and their decoration. The majority of the book is then dedicated to a

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Like all Thames and Hudson books this is a well illustrated and designed book, but this one really stands out for the comprehensiveness and detail of the text as well. The opening third of the book looks at Egyptian beliefs concerning burial, the social context of tomds, their construction and their decoration. The majority of the book is then dedicated to a chronological survey of Egyptian tombs, noting changes in design and function and relating them to their historical background, from simple early burials to the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and the simpler tombs of the Greco-Roman era. The book also reaches out beyond the obvious royal tombs to examine wider burial pratice, although the nature of the evidence means the focus is still very much on the aristocracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500051399
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
05/26/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Aidan Dodson is Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Bristol. Salima Ikram is Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo.

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