By Kathryn A. Bard
An creation to the Archaeology of historic Egypt is a finished assessment of Egyptian archaeology skillfully geared up to lead the reader from Egypt’s prehistoric earlier during the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman interval. offers an unheard of advent to the archaeology of historic Egypt and its tradition, monuments, and civilization fantastically illustrated with over one hundred twenty colour and black and white illustrations, together with artifacts, maps, and location and development plans contains targeted sections on such issues of perennial curiosity as development the pyramids at Giza, mummification, and decoding hieroglyphs geared up into eleven chapters, protecting: the heritage of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the traditional Egyptian language; geography, assets, and surroundings; and 7 chapters prepared chronologically and dedicated to particular archaeological websites and facts contains dialogue of latest excavations in Egypt, connecting contemporary paintings with the result of tasks spanning the overdue 19th and 20th centuries
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Jean-François Champollion (1790–1832), and Ipollito Rosellini (1800–43) from Pisa, recorded Egyptian monuments in the 1820s. A Prussian named Carl Richard Lepsius (1810 –84) traveled up the Nile as far as the site of Meroe, in northern Sudan, and published his 12-volume Denkmaeler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien (Monuments of Egypt and Ethiopia) from 1849 to 1859. This great work is still the most important 19th-century record of Egyptian monuments. John Gardner Wilkinson (1797–1875) spent the years 1821 to 1833 in Egypt, as well as making later visits, and recorded many tomb and temple scenes and inscriptions in great detail.
7). The archaeological campaign in Nubia in the 1960s also investigated pharaonic sites, as well as sites of the various Nubian cultures contemporary with pharaonic Egypt and later periods. Hundreds of rock drawings and inscriptions were recorded as well. 13). 5). Fortunately to the south of Lake Nasser archaeological sites in Upper Nubia were not threatened. From 1977 to the present excavations have been conducted at the ancient city of Kerma and in its huge cemetery by Swiss archaeologist Charles Bonnet (of the Archaeological Expedition of the University of Geneva to the Sudan).
8). Finds from his work at Giza and in Nubia are in the Cairo and Khartoum museums, as well as in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which has one of the most impressive collections of ancient art in North America. 5). At Giza Reisner also discovered a rock-cut chamber at the bottom of a ca. 13), Khufu’s mother and wife of Sneferu (who built not one but three royal pyramids), as well as the tomb chapel of another 4th-Dynasty queen, Meresankh III. Another important Egyptologist and contemporary of George Reisner was James Henry Breasted (1865–1935), who was the first American to earn a PhD in Egyptology, from the University of Berlin in 1894.