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Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers
Thomas Schneider
A new way of looking at all aspects of ancient Egypt—from history, art, and everyday life to religion and ancient attitudes to death and the afterlife.

Chert Quarrying, Lithic Technology, and a Modern Human Burial at the Palaeolithic Site of Taramsa 1, Upper Egypt
Philip Van Peer, Pierre M. Vermeersch, Etienne Paulissen
This book presents the comprehensive report of the excavations of the Belgian Middle Egypt Prehistoric Project at the site of Taramsa 1, near Qena in Upper Egypt. Human groups exploited chert cobbles at this locale throughout the Middle Stone Age.

The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld
Reading the Ancient Egyptian Amduat
Andreas Schweizer
Schweizer guides the reader through the Amduat, offering a psychological interpretation of its principal textual and iconographic elements. He draws on Jungian archetypes to identify similar expressions about the afterlife in other world...

Myth and Politics in Ancient Near Eastern Historiography
Mario Liverani
The essays included in this volume analyze important historical texts from various regions of the Ancient Near East. The distinguished Italian historian Mario Liverani suggests that these historiographical texts were of a "true" historical nature and...

The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus
Hermeticism from Ancient to Modern Times
Florian Ebeling
In this introduction to Hermeticism and its mythical founder, Florian Ebeling provides a concise overview of the Corpus Hermeticum and other writings attributed to Hermes, tracing their influence on Western thought from the ancient world to the present.

Mummies and Death in Egypt
Françoise Dunand, Roger Lichtenberg
"Today, a good century after the first X-rays of mummies, Egyptology has the benefit of all the methods and means at the disposal of forensic medicine. The 'mummy stories' we tell have changed their tone, but they have enjoyed much success, with...

Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt
Jan Assmann
Drawing on the unfamiliar genre of the death liturgy, he arrives at a remarkably comprehensive view of the religion of death in ancient Egypt.

Gods and Men in Egypt
3000 BCE to 395 CE
Françoise Dunand, Christiane Zivie-Coche
In their wide-ranging interpretation of the religion of ancient Egypt, Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche explore how, over a period of roughly 3500 years, the Egyptians conceptualized their relations with the gods. Drawing on the insights of...

History of a Monument
Christiane Zivie-Coche
"Sphinxes are legion in Egypt—what is so special about this one? . . . We shall take a stroll around the monument itself, scrutinizing its special features and analyzing the changes it experienced throughout its history. The evidence linked to the...

Affairs and Scandals in Ancient Egypt
Pascal Vernus
Drawing on ancient texts, archaeological reports, and other sources, Pascal Vernus focuses attention on the human failings of the too-often-mythologized Egyptians.

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