Summary: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is a comprehensive overview of Egyptian archaeology skillfully organized to guide the reader from Egypt's prehistoric past through the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman Period.
Provides an unprecedented introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt and its culture, monuments, and civilization
Beautifully illustrated with over 120 color and black and white illustrations, including artifacts, maps, ...show moreand site and building plans
Includes special sections on such topics of perennial interest as building the pyramids at Giza, mummification, and deciphering hieroglyphs
Organized into eleven chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence
Includes discussion of new excavations in Egypt, connecting recent work with the results of projects spanning the late 19th and 20th centuries ...show less