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Prisse d'Avennes. Egyptian Art (English, French, German, Hardcover): Salima Ikram Prisse d'Avennes. Egyptian Art (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Salima Ikram
R454 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R81 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A lifelong devotee of ancient Egyptian and Oriental culture, the French author, artist, and scholar Achille-Constant-Theodore-Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) is famed as one of the most influential Egyptologists, long before the discipline was even properly established.Prisse first embarked on his explorations in 1836, documenting sites throughout the Nile Valley, often under his Egyptian pseudonym, Edris Effendi. Prisse's first publication of notes, drawings, and squeezes (a kind of frottage) came in the form of Les Monuments egyptiens, a modest collection of 51 plates, but one met with considerable acclaim in popular and intellectual circles. Encouraged by his success, Prisse returned to Egypt in the late 1850s to expand his work into the collection L'Histoire de l'art egyptien-together with his first volume, these two tomes make up a truly complete survey of Egyptian art.His albums cover architecture, drawing, sculpture, painting, and industrial or minor arts, with sections, plans, architectural details, and surface decoration all documented with utmost sensitivity and accuracy. Even when compared to the products of the great state-sponsored expeditions to Egypt of this period, Prisse's compendium remains the largest, single-handed illustrated record of Egyptian art in existence.Discover the complete collection of Prisse's unsurpassed illustrations in a visual and archaeological feast of symmetry and complexity. Once exclusively available as an XL-sized title, this Bibliotheca Universalis edition captures all the mystery and opulence of Prisse's groundbreaking collection in an affordable, compact format.

Ancient Egypt - An Introduction (Hardcover): Salima Ikram Ancient Egypt - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Salima Ikram
R2,385 Discovery Miles 23 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an introduction to one of the greatest civilizations of all time - ancient Egypt. Beginning with a geographical overview that explains the development of Egyptian belief systems as well as its subsequent political development, it examines methodology, the history of the discipline of Egyptology, religion, social organization, urban and rural life, and death. It also includes a section on how people of all ranks lived. Lavishly illustrated, with many unusual photographs of rarely seen sites that are seldom illustrated, this volume is suitable for use in introductory-level courses on ancient Egypt. It offers a variety of student-friendly features, including a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of sources for those who wish to further their interest in ancient Egypt.

Ancient Nubia - African Kingdoms on the Nile (Hardcover): Marjorie Fisher, Peter Lacovara, Sue H. D'Auria, Salima Ikram Ancient Nubia - African Kingdoms on the Nile (Hardcover)
Marjorie Fisher, Peter Lacovara, Sue H. D'Auria, Salima Ikram
R1,237 R1,153 Discovery Miles 11 530 Save R84 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

2012 American Publishers (PROSE) Awards winner for Best Archaeology & Anthropology Book
For most of the modern world, ancient Nubia seems an unknown and enigmatic land. Only a handful of archaeologists have studied its history or unearthed the Nubian cities, temples, and cemeteries that once dotted the landscape of southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Nubia's remote setting in the midst of an inhospitable desert, with access by river blocked by impassable rapids, has lent it not only an air of mystery, but also isolated it from exploration. Over the past century, particularly during this last generation, scholars have begun to focus more attention on the fascinating cultures of ancient Nubia, ironically prompted by the construction of large dams that have flooded vast tracts of the ancient land.
This book attempts to document some of what has recently been discovered about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture, and thereby to give us a picture of this rich, but unfamiliar, African legacy.

Divine Creatures - Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt (Paperback): Salima Ikram Divine Creatures - Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt (Paperback)
Salima Ikram
R491 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R41 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. Mummified animals are of four different types: food offerings, pets, sacred animals, and votive offerings. For the first time, a series of studies on the different types of animal mummies, the methods of mummification, and the animal cemeteries located at sites throughout Egypt are drawn together in a definitive volume on ancient Egyptian animal mummies. Studies of these animals provide information not only about the fauna of the country, and indirectly, its climate, but also about animal domestication, veterinary practices, human nutrition, mummification technology, and the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. A new postscript is included in this paperback edition, taking account of the latest discoveries and research.Contributors: Edda Bresciani, Aidan Dodson, Salima Ikram, Dieter Kessler, Abd el-Halim Nur el-Din, Paul Nicholson, Donald Redford, Susan Redford, Roger Lichtenberg, and Alain Zivie.

Ancient Egypt - An Introduction (Paperback, New): Salima Ikram Ancient Egypt - An Introduction (Paperback, New)
Salima Ikram
R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides an introduction to one of the greatest civilizations of all time - ancient Egypt. Beginning with a geographical overview that explains the development of Egyptian belief systems as well as its subsequent political development, it examines methodology, the history of the discipline of Egyptology, religion, social organization, urban and rural life, and death. It also includes a section on how people of all ranks lived. Lavishly illustrated, with many unusual photographs of rarely seen sites that are seldom illustrated, this volume is suitable for use in introductory-level courses on ancient Egypt. It offers a variety of student-friendly features, including a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of sources for those who wish to further their interest in ancient Egypt.

Creatures of Earth, Water and Sky - Essays on Animals in Ancient Egypt and Nubia (English, French, Paperback): Stephanie... Creatures of Earth, Water and Sky - Essays on Animals in Ancient Egypt and Nubia (English, French, Paperback)
Stephanie Porcier, Salima Ikram, Stephane Pasquali
R1,746 Discovery Miles 17 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Chariots in Ancient Egypt - The Tano Chariot, A Case Study (Paperback): Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram Chariots in Ancient Egypt - The Tano Chariot, A Case Study (Paperback)
Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram; Contributions by Ole Herslund, Lisa Sabbahy, Lucy Skinner
R3,514 Discovery Miles 35 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Chariots in Ancient Egypt - The Tano Chariot, A Case Study (Hardcover): Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram Chariots in Ancient Egypt - The Tano Chariot, A Case Study (Hardcover)
Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram; Contributions by Ole Herslund, Lisa Sabbahy, Lucy Skinner
R10,194 Discovery Miles 101 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Chasing Chariots - Proceedings of the first international Chariot Conference (Cairo 2012) (Hardcover): Andre J. Veldmeijer,... Chasing Chariots - Proceedings of the first international Chariot Conference (Cairo 2012) (Hardcover)
Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram
R4,121 Discovery Miles 41 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Catalogue of the Footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo) (Hardcover): Andre J. Veldmeijer Catalogue of the Footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo) (Hardcover)
Andre J. Veldmeijer; Salima Ikram
R5,739 Discovery Miles 57 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Egyptian Bioarchaeology - Humans, Animals, and the Environment (Hardcover): Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser, Roxie Walker Egyptian Bioarchaeology - Humans, Animals, and the Environment (Hardcover)
Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser, Roxie Walker
R3,317 Discovery Miles 33 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Egyptian Bioarchaeology (Paperback): Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser, Roxie Walker Egyptian Bioarchaeology (Paperback)
Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser, Roxie Walker
R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although the bioarchaeology (study of biological remains in an archaeological context) of Egypt has been documented in a desultory way for many decades, it is only recently that it has become an inherent part of excavations in Egypt. This volume consists of a series of essays that explore how ancient plant, animal, and human remains should be studied, and how, when they are integrated with texts, images, and artefacts, they can contribute to our understanding of the history, environment, and culture of ancient Egypt in a holistic manner. Topics covered in this volume relating to human remains include analyses of royal, elite and poor cemeteries of different eras, case studies on specific mummies, identification of different diseases in human remains, an overview of the state of palaeopathology in Egypt, how to analyse burials to establish season of death, the use of bodies to elucidate life stories, the potential of visceral remains in identifying individuals as well as diseases that they might have had, and a protocol for studying mummies. Faunal remains are represented by a study of a canine cemetery and a discussion of cat species that were mummified, and dendroarchaeology is represented by an overview of its potentials and pitfalls for dating Egyptian remains and revising its chronology. Leading international specialists from varied disciplines including physical anthropology, radiology, archaeozoology, Egyptology, and dendrochronology have contributed to this groundbreaking volume of essays that will no doubt provide much fodder for thought, and will be of interest to scholars and laypeople alike.

Catalogue of the footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo) (Paperback): Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram Catalogue of the footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo) (Paperback)
Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram
R1,999 Discovery Miles 19 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This catalogue presents the ancient Egyptian footwear in the collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo. The catalogue contains detailed descriptions and measurements, photographs and drawings. Each description of a footwear category is followed by short discussions, addressing topics such as typology and dating. In addition a fairly large corpus of comparative material is presented as well, none of which has been published before. The present work will form an important resource for future study. This catalogue is one of the results of the Nuffic Tailor Made Training for the curators of the Coptic Museum in Cairo, jointly organized by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo and the American University in Cairo in close collaboration with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Coptic Museum Authorities and the Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs. Dr. Andre J. Veldmeijer is Assistant Director for Egyptology of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo and has worked as archaeologist in Egypt since 1995 as specialist in, among others, leatherwork and footwear. He (co-)directs several projects, such as the Ancient Egyptian Leatherwork Project, which includes the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project, and the Tutankhamun Sticks & Staves Project. He has published extensively, both scientifically as popular. Dr. Salima Ikram is Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt since 1986, directing the Animal Mummy Project, and co-directing the Predynastic Gallery project, the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project, and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. Dr. Ikram has lectured and published extensively, both for children and adults.

Chasing Chariots - Proceedings of the first international chariot conference (Cairo 2012) (Paperback): Andre J. Veldmeijer,... Chasing Chariots - Proceedings of the first international chariot conference (Cairo 2012) (Paperback)
Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram
R1,461 Discovery Miles 14 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) (30 November to 2 December 2012). The intention of the conference was to make a broad assessment of the current state of knowledge about chariots in Egypt and the Near East, and to provide a forum for discussion. A wide variety of papers are included, ranging from overviews to more detailed studies focusing on a specific topic. These include philology, iconography, archaeology, engineering, history, and conservation. The book is of interest to scholars as well as anyone with an interest in ancient technology, transportation, or warfare. Dr. Andre J. Veldmeijer is Assistant Director for Egyptology of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo and has worked as archaeologist in Egypt since 1995 as specialist in, among others, leatherwork and footwear. He (co-) directs several projects, such as the Ancient Egyptian Leatherwork Project, which includes the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project, and the Tutankhamun Sticks & Staves Project. He has published extensively, both scientifically as popular. Dr. Salima Ikram is Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt since 1986, directing the Animal Mummy Project, and co-directing the Predynastic Gallery project, the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project, and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. Dr. Ikram has lectured and published extensively, both for children and adults.

Creatures of Earth, Water and Sky - Essays on Animals in Ancient Egypt and Nubia (English, French, Hardcover): Stephanie... Creatures of Earth, Water and Sky - Essays on Animals in Ancient Egypt and Nubia (English, French, Hardcover)
Stephanie Porcier, Salima Ikram, Stephane Pasquali
R5,035 Discovery Miles 50 350 Out of stock
Choice Cuts: Meat Production in Ancient Egypt (Hardcover): Salima Ikram Choice Cuts: Meat Production in Ancient Egypt (Hardcover)
Salima Ikram
R1,975 Discovery Miles 19 750 Out of stock

Choise cuts: Meat Production in Ancient Egypt is a book about all aspects of meat processing in ancient Egypt. The book lists and examines the different types of meat consumed by the Egyptians: poultry, fish, and mammal, and their immediate by-products, such as blood and fat. The author discusses how each type of animal was slaughtered and processed for either immediate consumption or stored for later use, using pictorial, artefactual, textual, woodarchaeological, ethnographic and experimental evidence. Slaughter, jointing, and general processing locations are discussed, as well as storage locations, vessels used for storage, and transportation of animals as well as processed meat products. The book concludes with an attempt to determine how much meat was consumed in ancient Egypt, by whom, and what type. The appendices include lists of scenes showing meat processing as well as pig farming. The book has grown out of Dr. Salime Ikram's dissertation at Cambridge University. She now teaches Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and works on excavations in Egypt and Turkey. Her specialities are daily life (especially food production) and mummification in ancient Egypt, as well as focus on faunal analysis.

Beyond the Horizon (Paperback): Salima Ikram, Aidan Dodson Beyond the Horizon (Paperback)
Salima Ikram, Aidan Dodson; Foreword by Zahi A Hawass
R1,394 Discovery Miles 13 940 Out of stock

In more than 30 essays in two volumes, leading archaeologist Egyptologists examine topics ranging from date stones to insects, from footwear to flour production, relating to sites and finds from all parts of Egypt, in an important collection dedicated to the work and career of a much respected archaeologist.

Ancient Egypt's Wildlife (Paperback): Dominique Navarro, Salima Ikram Ancient Egypt's Wildlife (Paperback)
Dominique Navarro, Salima Ikram
R162 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R31 (19%) Out of stock

Carved reverently in the walls of the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs and sculpted reliefs depict lions and jackals, hawks and owls, cobras and scarabs. This unique new guide explores the hieroglyphs and fauna of the ancient world-species that were idolized and mummified, and those that have since become extinct. From the date palm and the blue lotus to the griffon vulture and the hoopoe, the plants and animals on ancient Egyptian tomb walls spring to life in this lively and useful guide. Water-resistant and compact, filled with gorgeous illustrations and photographs, comprehensive text, diagrams, and maps, this foldout guide is the perfect travel companion. Includes: - 55 species - Depictions of hieroglyphs with their true animal counterparts - Map of Egypt's most sacred animal temples About the series: The AUC Press Nature Foldout series combine, in beautifully practical form, a wealth of information written by leading experts with striking full-color illustrations on the flora and fauna of Egypt and the Middle East. Designed for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, as well as for indoor use, the foldouts come in an easily foldable format, at once compact, waterproof, and portable, making them durable and convenient travel guides. Size is 23 x 8.5 in. / 58.5 x 21.5 cm unfolded.

Prisse d'Avennes. Egyptian Art (English, French, German, Hardcover): Salima Ikram Prisse d'Avennes. Egyptian Art (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Salima Ikram
R2,904 R2,212 Discovery Miles 22 120 Save R692 (24%) Out of stock

Symmetry and opulence: Art and architecture of ancient Egypt An ardent admirer of the superb skills of the ancient Egyptian and Oriental artisans, the French Orientalist, author, and artist Emile Prisse d Avennes (1807 1879) made enormous contributions to the field of Egyptology. As a youth he dreamed of exploring the Orient, and at 19 began his travels, by visiting Greece, Palestine, and India. Over the next 40 years he travelled to Syria, Arabia, Persia, and lived for some time in Egypt and Algeria. Prisse d Avennes explored Egypt disguised as an Arab, using the name Edris Effendi. A student of ancient Egyptian and Islamic cultures, he later wrote in his History of Egyptian Art: "I have selected the most elegant models, those whose shape gives a very exact idea of the taste and luxury of this period, when Egyptian artistry was at its most brilliant." In 1844 Prisse d Avennes travelled from Alexandria to France, where, three years later, he published Les Monuments egyptiens. The volume contains 51 plates mainly chromolithographs, but also some color plates based on drawings made during his years in Egypt. After again visiting North Africa, he returned to Paris in 1860 with the fruits of his numerous journeys hundreds of folio drawings, photographs, sketches, plans, and 400 meters of bas-reliefs. Fascinated by the symmetry, complexity and opulence of Egyptian and Arabic art, he drew from his vast collection to create compilations of art and architecture, based on his study of original documents and historical, social, and religious context. His beautiful album of Egyptian art was published in its entirety in Paris in 1878 as L Histoire de l art egyptien containing 159 stunning plates. For this publication, these splendid illustrations of architecture, sculpture, paintings, and industrial arts, brilliantly conveying the history and variety of ancient Egypt s art and culture, are reproduced in facsimile and for the first time published together."

Bir Umm Fawakhir 3 - Excavations 1999-2001 (Hardcover): Lisa A Heidorn, Salima Ikram, Richard L.  Jaeschke, Carol Meyer, Thomas... Bir Umm Fawakhir 3 - Excavations 1999-2001 (Hardcover)
Lisa A Heidorn, Salima Ikram, Richard L. Jaeschke, Carol Meyer, Thomas C. Roby, …
R1,339 Discovery Miles 13 390 Out of stock

Bir Umm Fawakhir 3 is the last of the final reports on the archaeological surveys and excavations at the Byzantine site of Bir Umm Fawakhir in the central Eastern Desert of Egypt; it remains the only intensively studied ancient Egyptian gold-mining operation, and one of very few completely mapped towns of the era. Along with other recent excavations and surveys, it demonstrates the Byzantine empire's continuing activities in the Eastern Desert, not abandonment, as had long been believed. Four survey seasons, in 1992, 1993, 1996, and 1997, succeeded in dating the site to the fifth- and sixth-century Coptic/Byzantine period, mapping in detail the main settlement and one of the fourteen outlying settlements, and determining that it was a gold-mining operation. The goals of the 1999 excavations and the 2001 study season reported in this volume were to answer questions about the site and its occupants that surveys alone could not address, primarily the history of occupation of the site and the status of its occupants. The 1999 excavations of a sample of the houses and middens were undertaken to provide more information about the occupants and their well-being or lack thereof. Two houses, two middens, and one single-room outbuilding were excavated. Like the earlier Roman-period stone quarries in the desert, the miners seem to have worked intermittently and abandoned, or nearly so, the sitebetween mining campaigns. The pottery study extends the corpora published with previous seasons, and the chapter on small finds discusses the wine jar dockets (dipinti), coins, jewelry, emeralds, metal, glass, and other objects. Analysis of the faunal material during the 2001 study season supports the picture of a town well provided with meat, not only sheep and goats but also an unusual amount of beef. The volume is rounded out by an archaeobotanical study and the conservators' reports, including the construction of a barricade at the entrance to the site to help preserve it. A final chapter summarizes what can now be said about life and work at ancient Bir Umm Fawakhir.

Annales Du Service Des Antiquities De L'Egypte:, vol. 41 - Thebes and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Kent R. Weeks... Annales Du Service Des Antiquities De L'Egypte:, vol. 41 - Thebes and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Kent R. Weeks (Paperback)
Zawi Hawass, Salima Ikram
R790 R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Save R77 (10%) Out of stock

From loutish behavior in Ramesside Egypt to insularity and island identity in the desert oases, from late Predynastic offering tables to Sixth Dynasty royal women, this collection of scholarly essays explores diverse subjects brought together to celebrate the contributions to Egyptology by Dr Kent Weeks, American University in Cairo Professor Emeritus and the eminent Egyptologist whose work in the Valley of the Kings and other important sites has advanced the body of knowledge immeasurably.
Among the many original and intriguing articles are Patricia Podzorski's examination of large ceramic pedestal dishes and bowls recovered from Predynastic cemeteries reveals that they had special significance as offering tables; Salima Ikram explores the fascinating and uniquely Egyptian custom of using crocodiles as guardian talismans over doorways. A contribution from Caroline Simpson adds a chapter to the history of the people of Qurna-the modern occupants of the Theban necropolis and their local culture. William Peck describes a little-known pre-Napoleonic exploration to Egypt commissioned by Louis XVI, who considered making it a colony of France. Marjorie Fisher's article on a fragment of a black granodiorite statue of the scribe Ahmose interprets the epigraphic inscription discusses the inherent enigma of the gods Amun-Re and Osiris appearing in conjunction.

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt (Paperback): Salima Ikram Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt (Paperback)
Salima Ikram
R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Out of stock

Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to the ancient Egyptians as how they lived. This well-illustrated book explores all aspects of death in ancient Egypt, including beliefs of the afterlife, mummification, the protection of the body, tombs and their construction and decoration, funerary goods, and the funeral itself. It also addresses the relationship between the living and the dead, and the magico-religious interaction of these two in ancient Egyptian culture.Salima Ikram's own experience with experimental mummification and funerary archaeology lends the book many completely original and provocative insights. In addition, a full survey of current development in the field makes this a unique book that combines all aspects of death and burial in ancient Egypt into one volume.

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