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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.

Akhenaten and the Religion of Light
Erik Hornung
Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from 1375 to 1358 B.C. E. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. The cult he founded broke with...

Analytical Bibliography of the Prehistory and the Early Dynastic Period
Stan Hendrickx
An analytical bibliography that contains 7407 references, covering the Egyptian prehistory (palaeolithic, neolithic and predynastic) as well as the period of the first two dynasties.

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.

The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife
Erik Hornung
Ancient Egyptians held a rich and complex vision of the afterlife and codified their beliefs in books that were to be discovered more than two millennia later in royal tombs. Erik Hornung, the world's leading authority on these religious texts...

The Book of the Pharaohs
Pascal Vernus, Jean Yoyotte
The Book of the Pharaohs is an encyclopedia made up of short essays on the pharaohs themselves, as well as on places, dynasties, personages, subjects, and themes relating to the kings and their rule.

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.

Beyond the Myth
Michel Chauveau
Cleopatra: kohl and vipers, barges and thrones, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. We have long been schooled in the myth of the Egyptian ruler. In his new book Michel Chauveau brings us a picture of her firmly based in reality. Cleopatra...

Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt
The One and the Many
Erik Hornung
Osiris, Horus, Isis, Thoth, Anubis - the many strange and compelling figures of the Egyptian gods and goddesses seem to possess endless fascination. The renowned Egyptologist Erik Hornung here studies the ancient Egyptians' conceptions of god, basing his account on a thorough reappraisal of the primary sources. His book, now available in...

Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods
Dimitri Meeks, Christine Favard-Meeks
This is the first English translation of a highly appealing volume originally published in French in 1993. Informed by a sense of wonderment at divine doings, it treats the ancient Egyptian gods as if they were an ethnic group that captured the fancy...

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