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Egyptology Today

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Richard H. Wilkinson, Kent Weeks, Donald Redford, A. Rosalie David, Sarah Parcak, Peter Dorman, Michael Jones, Rita Freed, Arielle Kozloff, Susanne Gansicke, James P. Allen, John L. Foster, Ann L. Foster, Ronald Leprohon
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  • Date Published: January 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521682268

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  • Egyptology Today examines how modern scholars examine all aspects of ancient Egypt, one of the greatest of all ancient civilizations. In essays by a team of archaeologists, curators, scholars and conservators who are actively involved in research or applied aspects of Egyptology, this book looks at the techniques and methods that are used to increase our understanding of a distant culture that was as old to the Greeks and Romans as these cultures are to us.

    • The first single volume introduction to Egyptology covering all aspects of ancient Egypt
    • Unlike many other books, this is not just about ancient Egyptian culture or history but rather how modern scholars examine and bring to life the remains of ancient Egypt today
    • Written by leading and rising scholars who are themselves archaeologists, curators, professors and conservators actively involved in research or applied aspects of Egyptology
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    This is a superb book. Wilkinson has brought together some of the current leading Egyptologists to produce a single volume work that introduces the reader to the methods and theories used in the study of ancient Egypt. All aspects of Egyptology are covered from the Egyptian language and medical research to the way archaeologists survey sites and the conservation of artefacts. The book is organized thematically into four parts (approaches, monuments, art and artifacts, and texts), with each part comprising three chapters. Wonderfully illustrated, this book will make excellent reading for students of the ancient world and the interested public. --BMCR

    "...superb volume with papers by some of the most renowned Egyptologists of this generation. Highly recommended." --Choice

    " excellent guide to the current state of knowledge, growing trends, and field-specific challenges in modern Egyptology, and it should be manatory reading for all graduate students and professionals in the field." -Kei Yamamoto, American Journal of Archaeology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521682268
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the past in the present: Egyptology today Richard H. Wilkinson
    Part I. Methods: Paths to the Past:
    1. Archaeology and Egyptology Kent Weeks
    2. History and Egyptology Donald Redford
    3. Medical science and Egyptology A. Rosalie David
    Part II. Monuments: Structures for this Life and the Next:
    4. Site survey in Egyptology Sarah Parcak
    5. Epigraphy and recording Peter Dorman
    6. Monument and site conservation Michael Jones
    Part III. Art and Artifacts: Objects as Subject:
    7. Art of ancient Egypt Rita Freed
    8. Ancient Egypt in museums today Arielle Kozloff
    9. Artifact conservation and Egyptology Susanne Gansicke
    Part IV. Texts: The Words of Gods and Men:
    10. The Egyptian language James P. Allen
    11. Ancient Egyptian literature John L. Foster and Ann L. Foster
    12. Egyptian religious texts Ronald Leprohon
    Afterword: the past in the future: tomorrow's Egyptology Richard H. Wilkinson.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Archaeology of Egypt
    • Art, Archaeology, and Engineering in Egypt
    • Egyptian Art and Architecture
    • Issues In Hebrew Bible: Religions of Ancient Egypt
  • Editor

    Richard H. Wilkinson , University of Arizona
    Richard H. Wilkinson is Professor of Egyptian archaeology at the University of Arizona. Director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, which has conducted archaeological projects in Egypt's famed Valley of the Kings since 1989 and now excavating the memorial temple of Queen Tausert, he is the author of nearly one hundred articles and reviews as well as six books, most recently The Complete Temples of Egypt and The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt.


    Richard H. Wilkinson, Kent Weeks, Donald Redford, A. Rosalie David, Sarah Parcak, Peter Dorman, Michael Jones, Rita Freed, Arielle Kozloff, Susanne Gansicke, James P. Allen, John L. Foster, Ann L. Foster, Ronald Leprohon

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