The Experience of Ancient Egypt (Experience of Archaeology)

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The Experience of Ancient Egypt provides a comprehensive portrait of what we know about ancient Egypt today, examining in detail issues of religion, of beliefs and practices surrounding death, of everyday life and of literature.
In an engaging style, the author traces Egyptology from its classical roots, through the painstaking process of deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to the most up-to-date bio-medical and archaeological techniques, never forgetting how time has proved that it is impossible to deliver the absolute truth about ancient Egypt.

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Rosalie David is Reader in Egyptology at the University of Manchester and Keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester Museum. She is author of A Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt (1998) and The Discovery of Ancient Egypt (1993).

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"In 11 lucidily written fact-filled chapters the author surveys the history and achievement of Egyptology...A useful addition to all college and university libraries."
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"There is no end to the writing of popular books on Egypt. Most are, however, lavishly illustrated coffee-table books or superficial summaries of Egyptian history and culture. Few seriously attempt to introduce their readers to the discipline of Eqyptology itself. David's book is a significant exception. David(Univ. of Manchester) is author of an excellent study of the royal workmen's village Kahun, "The Pyramid Builders of Ancient Egypt(1986). The first five chapters summarize the results of current scholarship on ancient Egyptian history, religion, and daily life, and survey the sources used by Egyptologists. THe next five chapters provide a concise chronicle of the development of Egyptology from the Renaissance to the present. The work concludes with an analysis of the contribution made by the scientist analysis of mummies to the study of the lives of the ancient Egyptians themselves.."
-S.M. Burstein, California State Uinversity, Los Angeles
'This is a fascinating story, which the interested reader would otherwise have to piece together from a range of publications.' - History Today

'For a serious introduction to all aspects of Egyptology, the reader can now turn to R. David, The Experience of Ancient Egypt where the material is presented in a digestible but comprehensive way.' - Egyptian Archaeology

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