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The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun

Author : Kees Van der Spek
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"A historical-anthropological study of the people who lived in the antiquities precinct of Luxor's West Bank. Until their recent demolition, the colorful mud-brick hamlets of al-Qurna village, situated among the Noble Tombs of the Theban Necropolis on the Luxor West Bank, were home to a vibrant community. Inhabiting a place of intensive Egyptological research for over two centuries, it was inevitable that Qurnawis should become part of the history of Egyptology and the development of archaeological practice in the Theban Necropolis. But they have mostly been regarded as laborers for the excavation teams or dealers in the illicit antiquities trade. The modern people inhabiting the ancient burial grounds have themselves rarely been considered. By demonstrating the multiplicity of economic activities that are carried out in al-Qurna, this study counters the villagers' stereotypical representation as tomb robbers, and restores an understanding of who they are as people living their lives in the shadow of valued cultural heritage."--Publisher's description.

Photographing Tutankhamun

Author : Christina Riggs
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They are among the most famous and compelling photographs ever made in archaeology: Howard Carter kneeling before the burial shrines of Tutankhamun; life-size statues of the boy king on guard beside a doorway, tantalizingly sealed, in his tomb; or a solid gold coffin still draped with flowers cut more than 3,300 years ago. Yet until now, no study has explored the ways in which photography helped mythologize the tomb of Tutankhamun, nor the role photography played in shaping archaeological methods and interpretations, both in and beyond the field. This book undertakes the first critical analysis of the photographic archive formed during the ten-year clearance of the tomb, and in doing so explores the interface between photography and archaeology at a pivotal time for both. Photographing Tutankhamun foregrounds photography as a material, technical, and social process in early 20th-century archaeology, in order to question how the photograph made and remade ‘ancient Egypt’ in the waning age of colonial order.

Living the End of Antiquity

Author : Sabine R. Huebner
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This volume covers the transition period stretching from the reign of Justinian I to the end of the 8th cent., focusing on the experience of individuals who lived through the last decades of Byzantine rule in Egypt before the arrival of the new Arab rulers. The contributions drawing from the wealth of sources we have for Egypt, explore phenomena of stability and disruption during the transition from the classical to the postclassical world.

The Efik and Their Neighbours

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New Scientist

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Never In A Million Years

Author : Ivor Baddiel
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The authors of the bestselling NOT THE HIGHWAY CODE shine a light on the extensive back catalogue of dodgy predictions through the ages. The first end of the world prediction was recorded one second after the Big Bang and since then it has become the daddy of all predictions with, to date, no one getting it right. And human beings have been around for about 200,000 years, with very little evolutionary difference, and yet we still haven't developed X-Ray eyes or the ability to fly. In this book, Baddiel and Zucker examine the predictions that have been made since the dawn of time on a variety of subjects, from the end of the world and the human body, to global warming, robots in the workplace, teleportation and space exploration. With a witty and fresh tone, they examine how these predictions came about and why, and rate them for retrospective accuracy.

The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt

Author : Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Chronology at the Crossroads

Author : Bernard Newgrosh
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Written for those at various levels of ability, this title brings the fundamental topic of chronology back to centre stage in our understanding of ancient history. It presents a study of the chronology of Western Asia in the late Bronze Age, and in particular of its geopolitics.

The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

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Search for the Paradise Land

Author : Michael Rice
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Eastern Encounters

Author : John Brady
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The Archaeologist s Handbook

Author : Jane McIntosh
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Described archaeological methods and reveals how the secrets of ancient civilizations are uncovered through their relics.

The Library Journal Book Review

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Social Science Films

Author : University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). Visual Aids Service
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Annual Egyptological Bibliography

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Dictionary of Egyptian Civilization

Author : Georges Posener
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The Spectator

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ACHAEOLOGY A Z

Author : GEOFFREY PALMER AND NOEL LLOYD
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Welding

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Welding and Metal Fabrication

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Issues for Mar. 1935-Dec. 1944 include reports, etc., of the Institute of Welding.