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Collection: Archaeopress Egyptology

Numbered book series consisting of monographs, conference proceedings, catalogues of archaeological material, and excavation reports relating to Ancient Egypt (Predynastic to Ptolemaic periods).

Series Editor: David Davison (Archaeopress)

Standing order reference: AEGY

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The Delta Survey Workshop: Proceedings from Conferences held in Alexandria (2017) and Mansoura (2019)

ed. Ayman Wahby et al.

This volume comprises the proceedings of two conferences organised by the Delta Survey Project held in Alexandria in 2017 and Mansoura in 2019. The papers contain the results of the latest fieldwork from the Nile Delta and Sinai.

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Paperback: £56.00 | Open Access

A Prosopographic Study of the New Kingdom Tomb Owners of Dra Abu el-Naga

Ángeles Jiménez-Higueras

Containing the dating, kinship data and titles for each tomb owner of 54 tombs located in the southern area of the Theban cemetery of Dra Abu el-Naga during the New Kingdom, this book will prove of great assistance as a handbook or catalogue for research on New Kingdom Dra Abu el-Naga or the study of prosopography and kinship relationships. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Family of Pa-di-Amun-neb-nesut-tawy from Thebes (TT 414) Revisited

Julia Budka et al.

This book identifies a key figure in the family that reused the Saite tomb of Ankh-Hor (TT 414) in the Asasif: Kalutj/Nes-Khonsu. Examining the funerary assemblage revealed not only details of Late Dynastic and Ptolemaic burial customs in Thebes but also additional information on the priesthood of Khonsu and of the sacred baboons in this era. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access

Tomb of Kha-em-hat of the Eighteenth Dynasty in Western Thebes (TT 57)

Amani Hussein Ali Attia

This volume presents a study of the tomb of Kha-em-hat TT 57 at Qurna, West Luxor, which dates back to the 18th Dynasty⁠ – the reign of King Amenhotep III. It is considered one of the most important Egyptian tomb discoveries, containing rare scenes and revealing development of the religious rituals of the time. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tomb Families: Private Tomb Distribution in the New Kingdom Theban Necropolis

Katherine Slinger

Tomb Families investigates the apparently random distribution of New Kingdom private tombs in the Theban Necropolis by focusing on factors that may have influenced tomb location. This research provides a deeper understanding of the necropolis and how private tombs linked to the wider sacred landscape of Thebes. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tutankhamun Knew the Names of the Two Great Gods: Dt and nHH as Fundamental Concepts of Pharaonic Ideology

Steven R.W. Gregory

Tutankhamun Knew the Names of the Two Great Gods offers a new interpretation of the terms Dt and nHH as fundamental concepts of Pharaonic ideology, terms that, until now, have often been treated as synonyms reflecting notions related to the vastness of time.

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Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Religious Practice and Cultural Construction of Animal Worship in Egypt from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom

Angelo Colonna

This study presents an articulated historical interpretation of Egyptian ‘animal worship’ from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom, and offers a new understanding of its chronological development through a fresh review of pertinent archaeological and textual data. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt

ed. Rosa Dinarès Solà et al.

This volume presents the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt (Barcelona, October 2018) showcasing the most recent pharmaceutical and medical studies on human remains and organic and plant material from ancient Egypt, together with discussions on textual and iconographical evidence. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Daily Life in Ancient Egyptian Personal Correspondence

Susan Thorpe

This book considers a selection of letters from the Old Kingdom up to and including the Twenty-first Dynasty. Under the topic headings of 'problems and issues', 'daily life', 'religious matters', 'military and police matters', it demonstrates the insight such texts can provide regarding aspects of belief, relationships, custom and behaviour. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00 | eBook: £16.00

Doors, Entrances and Beyond... Various Aspects of Entrances and Doors of the Tombs in the Memphite Necropoleis during the Old Kingdom

Leo Roeten

Doors are more than a physical means to close off an entrance or an exit; they can also indicate a boundary between two worlds. This volume considers the Memphite Necropoleis during the Old Kingdom, and proposes that porticos, false doors, niches and mastaba chapel entrances are interconnected in their function as a barrier between two worlds. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Invisible Connections: An Archaeometallurgical Analysis of the Bronze Age Metalwork from the Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig

Martin Odler et al.

The Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig has the largest university collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in Germany. This volume presents an analysis of 86 of these artefacts using a range of archaeometallurgical methods in order to provide a diachronic sample of Bronze Age Egyptian copper alloy metalwork from Dynasty 1 to Dynasty 19. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Environment and Religion in Ancient and Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine

ed. Alicia Maravelia et al.

Proceedings of a conference held in Athens in 2017, this volume presents 34 fresh and original papers (plus 2 abstracts) on ancient Egyptian religion, environment and the cosmos. Papers connect many interdisciplinary approaches including Egyptology, archaeology, archaeoastronomy, geography, botany, zoology, ornithology, theology and history. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | eBook: £16.00

‘Blood Is Thicker Than Water’ – Non-Royal Consanguineous Marriage in Ancient Egypt

Joanne-Marie Robinson

This volume presents, for the first time, evidence for non-royal consanguineous marriage in ancient Egypt. The evidence was collated from select sources from the Middle Kingdom to the Roman Period, and it has been used to investigate the potential economic and biological outcomes, particularly beyond the level of sibling and half-sibling unions. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Festivals of Opet, the Valley, and the New Year

Masashi Fukaya

This volume compares the religious and social functions of the Ancient Egyptian festivals of Opet, the Valley, and the New Year. Until now, detailed study of the New Year Festival has only been carried out with reference to the Greco-Roman period; this study turns its attention to the New Kingdom. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

I templi del Fayyum di epoca tolemaico-romana: tra fonti scritte e contesti archeologici

Ilaria Rossetti

During the Ptolemaic period, Egyptian temples were divided into three ranks: first, second and third class. This volume examines the rules according to which Egyptian sacred buildings were classified and how the different classes of temples were planned and arranged. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Hypocephalus: An Ancient Egyptian Funerary Amulet

Tamás Mekis

The hypocephalus is an element of Late Period and Ptolemaic funerary equipment—an amuletic disc placed under the head of mummies. Its shape emulates the sun’s disc, and its form is planar (although it is occasionally concave). This volume analyses the written records and iconography of these objects. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

‘Scènes de Gynécées’ Figured Ostraca from New Kingdom Egypt

Joanne Backhouse

This work examines images of women and children drawn on ostraca from Deir el-Medina, referred to in previous scholarship as ‘Scènes de Gynécées’. This publication represents the first systematic study of this material, and it brings together ostraca from museums worldwide to form a corpus united contextually, thematically and stylistically. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Egypt in Croatia: Croatian Fascination with Ancient Egypt from Antiquity to Modern Times

ed. Mladen Tomorad

Elements from Ancient Egypt have been present in Croatia ever since Antiquity. 'Egypt in Croatia' considers artefacts discovered in present-day Croatia, 16th-20th century travellers, Egyptian collections and early collectors (1820s-1950s), the development of Egyptology as a field of study as well as the various elements of ‘Egyptomania’. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Moon: Coffin Texts Spells 154–160

Gyula Priskin

This book proposes that Coffin Texts spells 154–160, recorded at the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE, form the oldest composition about the moon in ancient Egypt and, indeed, the world. Based on a new translation, the detailed analysis of these spells reveals that they provide a chronologically ordered account of the phenomena of a lunar month. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Tekenu and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual

Glennise West

Attested from the Fifth Dynasty until, and including, the Saite Period, the Tekenu is a puzzling icon depicted within funerary scenes in the tombs of some ancient Egyptian nobles. In this work four distinct types of Tekenu are identified and classified and then a Corpus Catalogue is formed. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Loaves, beds, plants and Osiris: Considerations about the emergence of the Cult of Osiris

Leo Roeten

The emergence of the cult of Osiris is generally posited to have occurred quite suddenly at the end of the 5th dynasty. This study considers evidence to suggest this appearance was preceded by a period of development of the theology and mythology of the cult. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Egyptian and Imported Pottery from the Red Sea port of Mersa Gawsis, Egypt

Sally Wallace-Jones et al.

The unique site of Mersa Gawasis was a base for seaborne trade along the Red Sea coast during the Middle Kingdom. This volume presents the site’s wide variety of ceramic material, offering also an interpretation of what pottery reveals about activities at the site. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists, Florence, Italy 23-30 August 2015

ed. Gloria Rosati et al.

Presents proceedings from the eleventh International Congress of Egyptologists which took place at the Florence Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio Firenze), Italy from 23- 30 August 2015. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | eBook: £16.00

Egypt 2015: Perspectives of Research

ed. Mladen Tomorad et al.

This volume presents proceedings from the Seventh European Conference of Egyptologists, Zagreb, Croatia 2015. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

Liber Amicorum–Speculum Siderum: Nūt Astrophoros

ed. Nadine Guilhou et al.

In this volume, a pleiade of Egyptologists, Archaeologists, Archaeoastronomers, Archaeoanthropologists, Historians and other scholars from fifteen countries have combined their efforts in order to honour Alicia Maravelia. READ MORE

Paperback: £56.00 | eBook: £16.00

Studies on the Vignettes from Chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead

Mykola Tarasenko

This book is a comprehensive study of the myth of the Egyptian deities mś.w Bdšt - ‘Children of Weakness’ - and the scene depicting the cat, cutting off the head of the serpent under the branches of the išd-tree found on a number of Book of the Dead chapter 17 vignettes. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Chronological Developments in the Old Kingdom Tombs in the Necropoleis of Giza, Saqqara and Abusir

Leo Roeten

This study suggests, through investigations of the tombs in the necropolis of Giza, that economic decline attributed to the collapse of the Old Kingdom had already started in the early dynastic period. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Old Kingdom Copper Tools and Model Tools

Martin Odler

This volume gathers the textual, iconographic and palaeographic evidence and examines artefacts in order to revise the common view on the use of copper alloy tools and model tools in the Old Kingdom. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age

Reg Clark

This book presents an in-depth analysis of the architecture of tomb security in Egypt from the Predynastic Period until the early Fourth Dynasty by extrapolating data on the security features of published tombs from the whole of Egypt and gathering it together for the first time in one accessible database. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Production, Use and Importance of Flint Tools in the Archaic Period and the Old Kingdom in Egypt

Michał Kobusiewicz

This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland between 27-28 June 2013. READ MORE

Paperback: £36.00 | eBook: £16.00

Rise of the Hyksos

Anna-Latifa Mourad

Manetho's obscure reference to a race of invaders has been a constant source of debate and controversy. This book assesses the rise to power of the Hyksos, exploring the preliminary stages that enabled them to gain control over a portion of Egyptian territory and thus to merit a small mention in Manetho's history. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Royal Statues in Egypt 300 BC-AD 220

Elizabeth Brophy

The aim of this book is to approach Ptolemaic and Imperial royal sculpture in Egypt dating between 300 BC and AD 220 from a contextual point of view. To collect together the statuary items that are identifiably royal and have a secure archaeological context, within Egypt. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Prepared for Eternity

Robert Loynes

This publication brings together personal analyses of sixty CT scans of ancient Egyptian human mummies collected from many museums throughout the UK and continental Europe. The effect is that of performing 'virtual autopsies' ('virtopsies') allowing techniques of mummification to be examined. READ MORE

Paperback: £43.00 | eBook: £16.00

Setting the Scene: The Deceased and Regenerative Cult within Offering Table Imagery of the Egyptian Old to Middle Kingdoms (C.2686 – C.1650 BC)

Barbara O’Neill

This study investigates gender-based and ritual-dependent afterlife expectations of the deceased over a key phase in Egyptian history from the latter part of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom Period, c.2686 BC - c.1650 BC. READ MORE

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A History of Research Into Ancient Egyptian Culture in Southeast Europe

ed. Mladen Tomorad

This book will try to give a review of the history of the studies of Ancient Egypt done in Southeast Europe, and present some of the latest research. The book comprises a selection of papers in which scholars from various institutions of the region reviewed the different aspects of past studies along with recent research in the field. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Origins and Use of the Potter’s Wheel in Ancient Egypt

Sarah Doherty

Despite many years work on the technology of pottery production it is perhaps surprising that the origins of the potter's wheel in Egypt have yet to be determined. This volume seeks to rectify this situation by determining when the potter's wheel was introduced into Egypt. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

Palaeopathology in Egypt and Nubia

ed. Ryan Metcalfe et al.

16 papers explore the subject of palaeopathology in Egypt and Nubia from its beginnings in the early 1900s through to current research themes and the impact of technological development in the field. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ägyptens wirtschaftliche Grundlagen in der mittleren Bronzezeit

Rainer Nutz

This study attempts to highlight selected economic aspects of the first half of the second millennium BC in Ancient Egypt. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Role of the Lector in Ancient Egyptian Society

Roger Forshaw

The lector is first attested during the 2nd Dynasty and is subsequently recognised throughout ancient Egypt history. This study challenges previous approaches to studies on the Lector and explores his diverse functions in a wide ranging review of the relevant evidence. READ MORE

Paperback: £31.00 | eBook: £16.00

Body, Cosmos and Eternity

ed. Rogério Sousa

This volume collects papers from the symposium 'Body, Cosmos and Eternity: the Symbolism of Coffins in Ancient Egypt', convened at the historical building of the University of Port, February 2013. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Cultural Expression in the Old Kingdom Elite Tomb

Sasha Verma

Cultural Expression in the Old Kingdom Elite Tomb considers the material and immaterial culture left behind by the ancient Egyptian elite in their tombs starting some 5000 years ago. The book intends to understand this culture reflecting the intention of the ancient Egyptians. All these intentions are now inaccessible to us, a paradox indeed. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Dating the Tombs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom

Joyce Swinton

The decorated tombs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom offer detailed knowledge of a society that in all probability was the first nation state in history. The system of dating these monuments presented here builds on the work of previous scholars. In this volume the author explains how the dating method was devised. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00