The ancient Egyptians regarded the human life as cyclical, an experience which, like the endless re-emergence of the sun each dawn, could be expected to repeat itself throughout eternity. Death was regarded not as an end, but a further change, leading forward to another type of existence. They recognised death was inevitable but believed that by passing through it could the afterlife be attained Taylor, This conception was the product of many centuries of thought.
Petrie Museum overall resource "A free online resource for That makes it an excellent place to go if you are looking for specific information in a specific period. The Boston Museum has put an enormous amount of information here from their archives of archaeological expeditions they managed and Deir el medina added much of the publications Deir el medina papers written on the extensive ancient Egyptian structures at Giza.
The Global Egyptian Museum At a rough estimate, over 2 million objects from ancient Egypt are kept in about public collections, dispersed over 69 countries around the world. This website aims to collect them into a global virtual museum, which can be visited at any time, from any place.
The AERA website, above, contains a wealth of fascinating information about the pyramid workers village at Giza, currenty being excavated.
This organization, under the leadership of Dr. Mark Lehnerhas become one of the most diverse archaeological organizations in Egypt. Lehner said in his letter to contributors, "AERA is making a difference in Egyptian archaeology and in broader cultural and educational exchange that is so important in this part of the world at this time".
These courses include hands-on field work as well as laboratory and classroom training. These inspectors work with archaeological expeditions all over Egypt to ensure compliance with SCA regulations and to provide liaison with the SCA.
AERA also manages the Salvage Archaeology Field School in Luxor where contemporary residential and business developments have been built into and over important archaeological areas. In Mark Lehner words Salvage Archaeology is "the archaeological equivalent of an emergency room".
Funding for AERA comes from memberships, private foundations, a grant from the US government and many individual donors.
You can be a significant participant in Egyptian archaeology by becoming an AERA member and adding your support to this outstanding organization. This is the "Tour Egypt" site, a government sponsored site with information about Egypt both ancient and current. I recommend it as a very reliable source of a great deal of well organized information that not only will help you plan your visit but also give you background information that will make your trip more meaningful.
Browsing here could be fun and would undoubtedly unearth some fascinating nuggets of information, but it could be time consuming, as web browsing of any topic that interests you can be.
Website links are not arranged by topic; however brief descriptions of most link websites are helpful. However, it has links to historic and cultural information arranged historically by predynastic periods, dynasty, and post dynastic periods, i.
It is an excellent site to use if you are familiar with the basic flow of Egyptian history and would like to know more about specific periods.
These books are a sampling of the many excellent books which could be valuable to you and could also give you a good basis for putting lectures and magazine articles in perspective.
Books have several distinct advantages over websites, most notably that it is easier to determine the experience, qualifications, reputation and affiliation of the author. For example, many egyptologists consider some of the information in books by Sir E. Wallis Budge to be unreliable.
Another advantage of books is that with a book you are more likely to stay focused. When using the Internet you are constantaly tempted to explore tantilizing links to other websites related to the topic you meant to study.
Book prices quoted below are generally from Amazon, are approximate and subject to change. When investing in a book it is generally a good idea to shop around a bit on the Internet to get a good price.
Second hand books can be perfectly ok for you, providing they are the latest edition. I have no control over the writing of these books and cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of their content.
Furthermore I have no any financial relationship whatsoever with the publishers or authors.Deir el-Medina, like Kahun and the town being uncovered at Giza, is a community of workmen and their families, supervisors and foremen and their families, all dedicated to building the great tombs of the Egyptian Kings.
A small tomb perhaps dating to Dynasty 18 was appropriated by Rameses II and considerably enlarged in several phases. There is no evidence of re-use of KV 5 after the reign of Rameses II. Building in ancient Egypt Most of the ancient Egyptian buildings have disappeared leaving no trace. Built of sun baked bricks made of Nile mud and straw, houses, palaces and city walls crumbled when they stopped being looked after. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The digit and digit formats both work.
The image of hundreds, perhaps thousands of toiling slaves, whipped by overseers. Deir El Medina is an ancient Egyptian “workers” village near the Valley of the Kings, and it is one of the most informative Ancient Egyptian discoveries ever made.
Deir El . NINO initiates, supports, and conducts scholarly research in the civilizations of the Near East from the ancient to the early modern period.
In particular, it concentrates on the archaeology, history, languages, and cultures of Egypt, Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia. The average family consisted of husband, wife, and about two to five dependants.
Relatives who had fallen on hard times may have shared their flat, as may have, in the more affluent households, a small number of servants. Current information about expeditions working in Egypt, including the latest discoveries, and a lesson plan for self study of ancient Egyptian history that will make .
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