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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...

Thebes in Egypt
A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor
Nigel Strudwick, Helen Strudwick
The remains of ancient Thebes constitute one of the largest and most remarkable archaeological sites in all of Egypt and indeed the world. The discoveries made at this site, now the modern town of Luxor, are responsible for much of our knowledge of...

History of Ancient Egypt
An Introduction
Erik Hornung, David Lorton
From our vantage point ancient Egyptian civilization, with its strictly hierarchic organization, can appear static through its three-thousand-year history. In his concise and authoritative introduction to that distant culture, a renowned Egyptologist...

Reading Sumerian Poetry
Jeremy Black
An international authority on Sumerian culture, Jeremy Black here provides an introduction to the world's oldest poetry. Sumer, in southern Iraq, was the first literate culture in civilization, dating as far back as 2500 b.c. Its literature, which is...

Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
Guillemette Andreu
The Golden Age of Ancient Egypt comes alive as Guillemette Andreu recreates the details of daily life. Construction sites teem with workers building the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Administrators bustle to and fro, handling their assignments from...

Mesopotamian Civilization
The Material Foundations
D. T. Potts
An ethnography of ancient Mesopotamia which combines knowledge of its material culture and its mental culture.

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...

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.

Pharaoh's Workers
The Villagers of Deir el Medina
Pharaoh's Workers focuses on the archaeological site at Deir el Medina on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor. The workers who prepared the royal tombs and lived there in what has been called "the earliest known artists' colony" left a rich store...

Egyptian Religion
Siegfried Morenz

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