domingo, 30 de abril de 2017

Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East

Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East
The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age
By Trevor Bryce
© 2004 – Routledge
Offering fascinating insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms, Trevor Bryce uses the letters of the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria as the focus of a fresh look at this turbulent and volatile region in the late Bronze Age.
Numerous extracts from the letters are constantly interwoven into the fabric of narrative and discussion, and this lively approach allows us to witness history through the eyes of the people who lived it, revealing the personalities and reactions of kings, queens, princes, princesses and royal officials more than 3500 years ago to the current events of the day.

Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation

Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation Paperback – 3 Nov 2005
by Barry J. Kemp
Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this second edition of Barry J. Kemp's popular text presents a compelling reassessment of what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics.
Ranging across Ancient Egyptian material culture, social and economic experiences, and the mindset of its people, the book also includes two new chapters exploring the last ten centuries of Ancient Egyptian civilization and who, in ethnic terms, the ancients were.
Fully illustrated, the book draws on both ancient written materials and decades of excavation evidence, transforming our understanding of this remarkable civilization. Broad ranging yet impressively detailed, Kemp’s work is an indispensable text for all students of Ancient Egypt.
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (3 Nov. 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0415235502
ISBN-13: 978-0415235501

Ancient Egyptian Scarabs and Cylinder Seals

Ancient Egyptian Scarabs and Cylinder Seals
By Percy Newberry
© 2005 – Routledge
106 pages


By John Whitehorne
© 1994 – Routledge
264 pages
Although there are many books written about the most famous Cleopatra, this is the only study in English devoted to her less well-known but equally illustrious namesakes.
Cleopatras traces the turbulent lives and careers of these historically important women, examining in particular the earlier Macedonian and Ptolemaic Cleopatras, and the impact of their dynastic marriages on the history of the Hellenistic world. John Whitehorne also evaluates current views of Cleopatra VII's dramatic suicide, and considers the evolving political significance of royal women in the last three centuries BC.
Clearly and engagingly written, Cleopatras reveals the true significance to the ruling dynasties of the 34 known Cleopatras who were not Cleopatra the Great, and illuminates some fascinating but little-known aspects of ancient Greek and Egyptian history along the way.


Empire of alexander the great

Empire of alexander the great…/docs/empire_of_alexander_the_great_-_pam

sábado, 29 de abril de 2017

figurine of a woman

wooden figurine of a woman Egypt Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty 1900-1800 BCE
W. art Museum
source: flickr

Pyramidion of Amenemhat III

Pyramidion of Amenemhat III
Egyptian Museum of Cairo


Inventory number F 1953/10.6
Dating 26TH DYNASTY (not before); PTOLEMAIC PERIOD (not after)
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Material BRONZE
Height 7.3 cm
Width 2 cm
Depth 11.8 cm
Bibliography•Akkermans, P., et al., Brons uit de Oudheid, Amsterdam 1992, 36-38.

Temple of Hatshepsut, Thebes

Temple of Hatshepsut, Thebes
Hatshepsut was the most significant of Egypt's female rulers. She came to power early in Dynasty 18, at the beginning of the New Kingdom. First as regent, then as co-ruler with her stepson and nephew, Thutmose III, Hatshepsut wielded the authority of king for more than twenty years (ca. 1479–1458 B.C.).
The crowning architectural achievement of Hatshepsut's reign was her terraced funerary temple, Djeser-djeseru, at Deir el-Bahri in western Thebes opposite modern Luxor. The temple, with its three levels of pillared porticoes, combined building, sculpture, and landscape in one of the world's great architectural masterpieces. Djeser-djeseru was partly inspired by a neighboring temple built five centuries earlier for Mentuhotep II, founder of the Middle Kingdom. By associating herself with Mentuhotep, one of Egypt's greatest rulers, Hatshepsut reinforced her own position as king.
Hatshepsut revitalized the royal funerary complex by combining her mortuary cult with a temple of the gods. Chief among the deities worshipped at Djeser-djeseru was Amun, whose principal temple, Karnak, was at Thebes, on the east bank of the Nile. Amun's chapel dominates the central axis of Djeser-djeseru, and once a year, during the "Beautiful Feast of the Valley," the god's image was brought from Karnak, in a boat-shaped shrine, to rest in Hatshepsut's temple.
Although Djeser-djeseru was partly destroyed by falling rock from the cliffs above, it was never completely buried. In the seventh century A.D., a Coptic monastery of mudbrick was constructed on the ruins of the upper terrace and, centuries later, the ruined monastery inspired the name of the site, Deir el-Bahri (northern monastery).
The temples of Hatshepsut and Mentuhotep II were well known when the Metropolitan Museum's excavators, led by Museum Egyptologist Herbert E. Winlock, began clearing the area in front of them in 1923. Winlock was searching for information about the early Middle Kingdom when he began finding fragments of statues belonging to the time of Hatshepsut. Some were pieces of limestone sculpture that had been part of the temple architecture. These giant images of Hatshepsut had once decorated the portico and niches of the upper terrace. Other fragments of granite and sandstone came from huge sphinxes and freestanding statues of Hatshepsut that had lined the processional way leading to the sanctuary of Amun. The sculpture had been destroyed some twenty years after Hatshepsut's death by her nephew, Thutmose III, for reasons that still are not completely understood.
Between 1923 and 1931, tens of thousands of fragments—some weighing more than a ton, others smaller than a human fist—were recovered and sorted. Examples of the architectural statues were reattached to the temple's facade and some of the sphinxes and other freestanding statues were reassembled and divided between the Egyptian Antiquities Service and the Metropolitan Museum. Objects acquired by the Museum in this division of finds are on view in Egyptian galleries 115, 116, and 117.
Met Museum

Sitting statue of Shepensopdet A

Sitting statue of Shepensopdet A, daughter of the High priest of Amun Nimlot C, himself son of pharaoh Osorkon II (his cartouche is visible). Granite, H 0,835m, 22nd Dynasty, Third Intermediate Period, found in
Karnak cachette, May 22 1904, now in Cairo Museum (CG 42228 / JE 37383).

Takélot III

Relief représentant le pharaon
Takélot III - Temple d'Osiris Heka-Djet à Karnak - XXIIIe dynastie égyptienne

Bead Inscribed with the Name of Queen Merytamun

Bead Inscribed with the Name of Queen Merytamun
Period:New KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 18Date:ca. 1550–1295 B.C.Geography:From EgyptMedium:JasperDimensions:diam. 2 cm (13/16 in)
Met Museum

Queen Merytamun

Outer coffin of Queen Merytamun (M10C 119). Photograph by Harry Burton, 1929

Painting of Meritamen, based on line drawing by Lepsius of scene in QV 68

Painting of Meritamen, based on line drawing by Lepsius of scene in QV 68

Colossal statue of Meritamen

Colossal statue of Meritamen (Beloved of Amun) who was a daughter and later Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramses II.

Statue colossale de Meritamon

Akhmim - Statue colossale de Meritamon, fille de Ramsès II, détail du visage


A detail of a wall painting in the tomb of
Rekhmire showing women playing the harp

jueves, 27 de abril de 2017

Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

DODSON, A. Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance (The American University in Cairo Press, 2012),


Cathie Spieser

Cuatro viajes en la literatura del A. E.

Joan Padgham


Richard C. Steiner

Tarek el Awady

iovani DÁthanasi

Late Period Pottery from the New Kingdom Necropolis at Saqqâra

ASTON, D. A. & ASTON, B. G. Late Period Pottery from the New Kingdom Necropolis at Saqqâra (EES Excavation Memoir 92) (Egypt Exploration Society, 2010).

Die Kultfrevel des Seth: Die Gefährdung der göttlichen Ordnung in zwei Vernichtungsritualen der ägyptischen Spätzeit

ALTMANN, V. Die Kultfrevel des Seth: Die Gefährdung der göttlichen Ordnung in zwei Vernichtungsritualen der ägyptischen Spätzeit (Urk. VI), Vol. I (Harrassowitz, 2010),

The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

•ALLEN, J. P. The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (Writings from the Ancient World 23)


Mujer destacada en la sociedad de su tiempo, viajera infatigable, comprometida con las causas humanitarias, la autora del libro nos brinda una visión deslumbrante, personal y muy ilustrada de Egipto en 1850. Extraídas de largas cartas que Florence envió a su hermana desde Crimea, las impresiones de esta excepcional cronista llegan al lector con toda su frescura, iluminándonos acerca de los paisajes, las gentes y la historia de uno de los enclaves culturales y geográficos más fascinantes del África mediterranea.
Nº de páginas: 280 págs.
Editorial: PLAZA & JANES
Encuadernación: Tapa blanda
ISBN: 9788401377730
Año edición: 2002
Plaza de edición: BARCELONA

Découverte à Saqqarah: Le vizir oublié

Découverte à Saqqarah: Le vizir oublié (French Edition) (French) Hardcover – 1990
by Alain-Pierre Zivie
Publisher: Seuil (1990)
Language: French
ISBN-10: 2020124998
ISBN-13: 978-2020124997

Les Tombeaux retrouvés de Saqqara (French)

Les Tombeaux retrouvés de Saqqara (French) Paperback – June 22, 2003
Alain Zivie (Author), Patrick Chapuis
Language: French
ISBN-10: 2268044793
ISBN-13: 978-2268044798

lunes, 24 de abril de 2017

Shabti box of the lady Nehemsbast

Shabti box of the lady Nehemsbast
Characteristic shabti box of the Late Period, painted with figures and hieroglyphs naming the owner. It contains faience shabti of the same date and probably therefore original to the burial.This is one of the antiquities acquired by Lady Harriet Kavanagh, a remarkable traveller to Egypt in the 1840s. Her collection of over three hundred items forms an important part of the National Museum's Egyptian holdings. Thanks to her diaries, in the possession of the family, this is a well-documented example of European travel to Egypt before the establishment of archaeological recording in the late nineteenth century.
Inventory number L1030:120
Archaeological Site THEBES: WEST BANK
Technique PAINTED
Height 36 cm
Width 25 cm
Depth 5.5 cm
singer of the Interior of the Amun Domain Nehmesbast