By Kathryn A. Bard
This student-friendly creation to the archaeology of historical Egypt publications readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman classes, and has now been up-to-date to incorporate fresh discoveries and new illustrations.
- beautifully illustrated with pictures, maps, and placement plans, with extra illustrations during this new edition
- prepared into eleven chapters, overlaying: the heritage of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the traditional Egyptian language geography, assets, and setting and 7 chapters equipped chronologically and dedicated to particular archaeological websites and evidence
- comprises sections on salient themes corresponding to the developing the nice Pyramid at Giza and the method of mummification
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Extra resources for An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (Second edition)
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is now located at University College London. Another important archaeologist who advanced new field methods in Egypt was George Andrew Reisner (1867–1942), Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University and Curator of the Egyptian Department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 4 British archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) with pottery he excavated in southern Palestine, exhibited at University College London ca. 1930. Source: © HultonDeutsch Collection/CORBIS.
Source: used by permission of Sarah Parcak, University of Alabama at Birmingham. locate archaeological evidence before any fieldwork is ever conducted and the work of Sarah Parcak is especially pioneering in the methodology used. 3). Her analyses suggest that a number of ancient settlements in Egypt may still be preserved – and therefore are excavatable. With data from satellite image analysis, archaeologists can then locate and record the ancient evidence still on the surface in the field, such as concentrations of potsherds or remains of architecture, and conduct small-scale test excavations to verify the buried evidence.
John Gardner Wilkinson (1797–1875) spent the years 1821 to 1833 in Egypt, as well as making later visits, and recorded many tomb and temple scenes and inscriptions in great detail. He not only traveled to the major ancient sites in the Nile Valley, but was also the first to record some remote sites in the desert. 3 Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778–1823). Engraving. Source: The Art Archive/ Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs Paris/Gianni Dagli Orti. 9 10 Egyptian Archaeology: Definitions and History While the results of these expeditions were experienced mainly in Europe, the situation in Egypt began to be reversed when François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette (1821–1881) first went there in 1850 to acquire Coptic and Ethiopic manuscripts for the Louvre.
An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (Second edition) by Kathryn A. Bard