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The ancient Egypt guide / William J. Murnane ; revised by Aidan Dodson ; with contributions by Nicholas Warner.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781566568586 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 1566568587 (pbk.) :
  • Description: 417, [1] p., [40] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports., plans ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: [3rd ed.]
  • Publisher: Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2012.

Available copies

  • 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction DT 45 M977 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 932/Murnane (Text to phone) Available -
North Shore - Lynn Campus Stacks DT 60 .M836 2012 (Text to phone) Reshelving -

Content descriptions

General Note: "Third edition"--P. 9.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Note: The land and the river -- People, professions, and leisure -- The government -- Pharaonic Egypt and its neighbours -- Cities of God -- Death and burial -- Mansions of eternity -- Graeco-Roman twilight -- Pharaonic heritage -- The delta -- Cairo and environs I: ancient Pharaonic monuments -- Cairo and environs II: Christian and Islamic sites -- Giza to Abusir -- Memphis and Saqqara -- The southern pyramid fields and the Faiyum -- Middle Egypt -- Abydos to Luxor -- Luxor, east bank -- Luxor, west bank: royal monuments -- Luxor, west bank: private monuments -- Luxor to Aswan -- Aswan -- Beyond the borders -- Practical information -- Travel in Egypt -- A guide to cities and towns -- Capsule King list and history of ancient Egypt.
Summary: This is a guidebook to the monuments of ancient Egypt, including a cultural history and background to the civilization, its people, and institutions. The principal sites include: Abu Simbel, Abusir, Abydos, Alexandria, El-Amarna, Ashmunein, Aswan, Beni Hasan, Cairo (Heliopolis, Egyptian Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, Al-Azhar Mosque, Khan el-Khalili), Dahshur, Deir el-Bahri, Deir el-Medina, Dendera, Edfu, El-Kab, Esna, Faiyum, Gebel Silsila, Giza, Illahun, Karnak, Khokha, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Medinet Habu, Medinet Madi, Meidum, Memphis, Mo'alla, Monastery of St. Catherine, Philae, Ramesseum, Saqqara, Sheikh Abd'el-Qurna,Tanis, Tuna el-Gebel, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, The Western Oases.
Dodson, Aidan, 1962- (Added Author). Warner, Nicholas. (Added Author).

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