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By Kathryn A. Bard

This student-friendly creation to the archaeology of historic 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.

• Superbly illustrated with pictures, maps, and placement plans, with extra illustrations during this new edition
• Organized  into eleven chapters, overlaying: the heritage of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the traditional Egyptian language; geography, assets, and surroundings; and 7 chapters geared up chronologically and dedicated to particular archaeological websites and evidence
• Includes sections on salient issues reminiscent of the developing the good Pyramid at Giza and the method of mummification

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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.

At Rameses II’s rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel in Nubia he copied inscriptions and made a to-scale plan. Scholarly expeditions to Egypt were also conducted in the earlier 19th century. JeanFrançois Champollion (1790–1832), and Ipollito Rosellini (1800–1843) from Pisa, recorded Egyptian monuments in the 1820s. A Prussian named Carl Richard Lepsius (1810–1884) traveled up the Nile as far as the site of Meroe, in northern Sudan, and published his 12-volume Denkmaeler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien (Monuments of Egypt and Ethiopia) from 1849 to 1859.

7 Tell el-Balamun, magnetic map of the temple enclosure. Source: Reproduced by p ­ ermission of Tomasz Herbich, Polish Academy of Science, the British Museum and the Egypt Exploration Society. Background image © Google Earth. to be studied by ceramic analysts. Philologists and Egyptologists are needed on excavations of pharaonic sites, and classical scholars on excavations of Greco-Roman sites. Highly trained specialists in different disciplines are also frequently needed, such as the nautical archaeologists who have studied the ship timbers at the pharaonic harbor of Mersa/Wadi Gawasis on the Red Sea (see Box 7-A).

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