The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

by Toby Wilkinson
ISBN-10:
0500203962
ISBN-13:
9780500203965
Pub. Date:
06/28/2008
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
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Overview

The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

"Distinguishes itself...with clear, concise entries on a range of subjects."—Archaeology

From Abgig to Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham, this book will appeal to tourists, museum visitors, armchair travelers, and scholars. All the major archaeological sites of Egypt and Sudan are described in this up-to-date guide.

Ancient Egypt offers a bewildering array of kings and dynasties, gods and goddesses, temples and tombs, and this dictionary provides an authoritative reference. Each king receives a separate entry: famous pharaohs such as Ramesses the Great and Tutankhamun are discussed alongside lesser-known kings such as Rudamun and Takelot. Other entries cover ancient Egypt's most important queens and courtiers, its deities and major works of literature, as well as general cultural topics such as language and medicine. There are explanations of specialist terms and of Egyptian civilization's distinctive features, including hieroglyphs and mummification. 316 illustrations, 163 in color.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500203965
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 06/28/2008
Series: World of Art Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 449,607
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface6
How to use this book6
Acknowledgments7
King-list and chronology8
The dictionary10
Site plans and maps266
Suggestions for further reading270
Sources of illustrations272

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