Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt By Kathryn A. Bard
The Encyclopedia opens with a normal map of the area and a chronology of durations and dynasties, offering a context for the entries. The primary part of the quantity then includes 14 overviews which discover the historical past and significance of every interval.
The primary physique of the textual content gives greater than 300 alphabetically organized entries, written by some of the most outstanding students on this subject. Areas coated embody:
artefacts – glass, jewelry, sculpture
archaeological practices – relationship strategies, representational proof, textual sources
biographies – Howard Carter, Gertrude Caton Thompson, Gaston Maspero
buildings – cult temples, non-public tombs, pyramid complexes
geographical options – agriculture, local weather, irrigation
websites – Abydos, Dakhla Oasis, Thebes
social group – kingship, regulation, taxation
The textual content is extensively illustrated with over 120 pictures. Every entry is adopted by a particular additional studying part which incorporates overseas language sources to complement the out there works in English.