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Egyptology Today


  • Page extent: 298 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 0.884 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 932.0072
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: DT60 .E395 2008
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Egyptology
    • Egypt--Antiquities

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521863643)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published December 2007

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$118.00 (P)

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.


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.


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


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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