Prehistory & Ancient History  /  Ancient Egypt & Egyptology
Egyptian Stelae, Reliefs and Paintings from the Petrie Collection Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9798888571286
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This is a facsimile reissue of part III of H.M Stewart’s three part complete catalogue of the inscribed stelae, reliefs and paintings acquired by Flinders Petrie from his many Egyptian excavations and intended as a teaching collection. Over 140 monuments, primarily of the Late Period are described, translated and illustrated with comments on techniques and materials, and details of provenance, date and bibliographical references.
Canon and Proportion in Egyptian Art Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9798888571224
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This facsimile reissue of the 1975 second edition of Iversen’s Canon and Proportion brings back into print a seminal work originally published in 1955. Iversen describes a canon – that is, a set of rules of proportions – advanced and used by the artists of Egypt. In order to interpret the stylistic message of the Egyptian system of proportion he undertakes a study of the principles of its construction, an analysis of its modules and presents an unambiguous numerical definition of the ratios governing its units and parts, demonstrating its use with illustrated examples.
Egyptian Sculpture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9798888571200
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This facsimile reissue of Anthea Page’s catalog of the stone and wooden statuary in the Petrie Museum makes available again a major corpus of material. The bulk of statuary in the museum was purchased since the finest sculpture from Petrie’s own excavations rightly went to Cairo and other museums. While the sculpture in his own collection covers the whole length of Egyptian dynastic history illustrating many different schools and qualities of workmanship, it does not provide a comprehensive view of the art of the Egyptian sculptor.
Egyptian Stelae, Reliefs and Paintings from the Petrie Collection Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9798888571248
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This is a facsimile reissue of part I of H.M. Stewart’s three part complete catalogue of the inscribed stelae, reliefs and paintings acquired by Flinders Petrie from his many Egyptian excavations and intended as a teaching collection.
Tutankhamun and Carter Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9798888570678
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 200 b/w and color images
Description:
The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 stands out as one of the most important finds of modern archaeology, revealing an enormous wealth of objects encapsulating techniques, vestiges of uses and re-uses of materials, as well as unrivalled clues regarding the complex set of beliefs associated with the pharaonic funerary material culture. Once cleared from the tomb, these objects have captivated the world with their irresistible charm and beauty ending up playing a role in contemporary popular culture. However, it seems that such magnetism rather hindered than facilitated the scholarly study of the find.
The Tomb and Beyond Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9798888570876
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
The tombs, with their scenes, inscriptions, objects and human remains, represent our richest source of information for the understanding of Egyptian beliefs and practices, art and architecture and of many aspects of daily life. Detailed, scholarly reports on individual cemeteries and tombs are abundant but in this fully illustrated, more general work, reproduced in this facsimile edition, Kanawati provides an invaluable introduction to, and overview of, the key elements of Egyptian tombs from Predynastic to the Late Period. ¬The Egyptian dead enjoyed a continued existence in both the Netherworld and the land of the living – the individual possessing multiple entities that experienced different destinies after death.
The Tomb of Amenemhab Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9798888570852
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This volume is a facsimile reissue of the full publication of the tomb identified as that of Amenemhab, a middle ranking priest of Amon. ¬The tomb lies within the lower enclosure of the major cemetery of Elwet Sheikh-Abdel Qurnah in ¬Thebes. It is cut into a perpendicular cliff of limestone and shale and is one of the private, so-called house-like chapel tombs of local dignitaries, mainly dating to the Ramesside Period.
The Tomb of the Vizier Rē‘-wer at Saqqara Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9798888570890
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
The tomb of Re‘-wer lies in the south-eastern corner of the mortuary temple of King Teti, first King of the 6th Dynasty, beside the pyramid of Teti, in the Old Kingdom necropolis at Saqqara. Excavations in 1906–7 and in the early 1920s were not published and the tomb was re-excavated and partly restored in 1975–7. It comprised a paved courtyard within a temenos containing the rectangular chapel tomb, with surviving structure built of fine quality limestone blocks in inner and outer walls.
Domestic Plants and Animals Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9798888570791
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This facsimile edition of a much acclaimed volume brings back into print a major study of the evidence for the domesticated plants and animals exploited by the ancient Egyptians. The rise of agriculture must be amongst the most important steps that humans have taken on their long road to the present day and marked the beginning of sedentary life from the Neolithic onwards and the development of civilization. Of the earliest civilizations, Ancient Egypt remains a particularly useful field of study: the physical remains are preserved by the dry desert environment and the Egyptians have left us with an abundance of written and pictorial records which go back over 5000 years.
Gizeh and Rifeh Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9798888570814
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This is a facsimile reissue of Flinders Petrie’s 1907 account of excavations at Gizeh and at Dier Rifeh in Upper Egypt, just south of Asyut. At Gizeh excavations focused on a cemetery lying on a ridge about 1 km south of the Great Pyramid while work at Rifeh extended from a well-known Coptic village for about 5 km southwards to beyond the village of Zowyeh, and mostly investigated several cemeteries in the plain of primarily XIth–XVIIth Dynasty date. The area contained numerous Coptic settlements and the ruins of Coptic monasteries at Balyzeh and Ganadleh were excavated, producing many fragments of Coptic manuscripts.
The Late New Kingdom in Egypt (c. 1300–664 BC) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9798888570838
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
The period of Egypt’s Ramesside empire is best known for its foreign wars and monumental buildings but the chronological history of many of its rulers and pre-eminent priests and their genealogies was poorly understood. While it was not possible to fi x the chronology exactly, a combination of known dates or date ranges, such as for the accession of Ramesses II, and the determination of family trees that extended over a large period, enabled Bierbrier to present a much closer definition of the span of individual dynasties and their key figures than had been possible previously. That volume is reissued here in facsimile.
Stone and Metal Vases Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 86
ISBN: 9798888570739
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This facsimile edition of Flinders Petrie’s 1937 typo-chronological catalogue of Egyptian stone vessels and Egyptian and Greaco-Roman metal vessels has been long out of print. It was a first attempt by Petrie to take an overview of the vessels recovered from numerous locations housed in major collections of the time, principally his own in University College London and over 700 items in Cairo Museum. Dating was derived from a variety of sources, the most important being that of royal names either on the vessels themselves or on associated materials in tombs.
The Gateway of Ramesses IX in the Temple of Amun at Karnak Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 74
ISBN: 9798888570753
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
Amin Amer’s 1999 study of the Gateway of Ramesses IX at Karnak, Egypt, is presented here in a facsimile reissue. The Gateway is a little-known major work, part of the great temple at Karnak, built by one of the last kings of the Egyptian empire after a long period that saw little building work in the temple complex. The rather modest, by Karnak’s standards, construct lies at the northern end of the court ‘of the Cachette’, north of Pylon VII, and leads into the southern end of the narrow court of Pylons III and IV, presenting an impressive entrance to the main temple of Amun.
The Mammals of Ancient Egypt Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9798888570777
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
Various attempts have been made to systematize the mammals depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings, inscriptions, carvings, figurines and other objects, and as mummies, but there are many discrepancies, variable spellings and names, including now obsolete Latin names, and mis-identifications. The Egyptian artists themselves sometimes used the wrong hieroglyph or drew some parts of animals incorrectly. Dale Osborn’s comprehensive reassessment, presented here in a facsimile reissue, catalogues around 100 separate species, ranging from hedgehogs to hippopotami, Anubis Baboons to Zebu cattle, that can be identified in Egyptian art from prehistoric, through Pre-Dynastic to Late Kingdom times.
Storage in Ancient Egypt and Nubia Cover

Storage in Ancient Egypt and Nubia

Earthen architecture and building techniques
Format: 
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9789464262247
Pub Date: 10 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 66fc / 14bw
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9789464262230
Pub Date: 10 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 66fc / 14bw
Description:
In 2020 and 2021 the Research Group on Storage in Ancient Egypt and Sudan organised two online workshops focusing on earthen storage buildings in ancient Egypt and Nubia. Following these two meetings, the nine contributions of this volume present often unpublished case studies (from the IVth millennium BCE to the Greco-Roman Period), as well as issues and perspectives of current research. They are authored by archaeologists working in Egypt, Sudan and Western Africa as well as architects specialised in earthen architecture.
The Excavations at Ismant al-Kharab Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9781789259636
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B&W and Color images
Description:
The adoption of Christianity by the Egyptian populace was well underway by the late third century, but evidence for its presence in the archaeological record from the Nile valley is sparse. This is due, in part, to the loss of ancient settlement sites beneath modern cultivation. By comparison, Ismant al-Kharab, ancient Kellis, in Dakhleh Oasis, was abandoned at the end of the fourth century and many of its structures survive intact.