Friday, March 04, 2011

Online resource: Before the Pyramids

Oriental Institute

Thanks to Ancient World Online for the above link.

Newly available from the Oriental Institute:
Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization.
Edited by Emily Teeter

Oriental Institute Museum Publications 33
Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2011

This catalog for an exhibit at Chicago's Oriental Institute Museum presents the newest research on the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods in a lavishly illustrated format. Essays on the rise of the state, contact with the Levant and Nubia, crafts, writing, iconography, and evidence from Abydos, Tell el-Farkha, Hierakonpolis, and the Delta, were contributed by leading scholars in the field. The catalog features 129 Predynastic and Early Dynastic objects, most from the Oriental Institute's collection, that illustrate the environmental setting, Predynastic and Early Dynastic culture, religion, and the royal burials at Abydos. This volume will be a standard reference and a staple for classroom use.

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