Egyptology Today: An Introduction

Egyptology Today: An Introduction

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Cambridge University Press, 3/6/2008
EAN 9780521682268, ISBN10: 0521682266

Paperback, 298 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

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. Topics range from how tombs and other monuments are discovered, excavated, recorded and preserved, to the study of Egyptian history, art, artifacts, and texts. Each chapter shows how modern Egyptology approaches, learns about, and strives to preserve the ancient remains of one of the most fascinating cultures in human history.

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
the past in the future
tomorrow's Egyptology Richard H. Wilkinson.