Afterglow of Empire (Heftet)

Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance ()

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 372
Forlag: The American University in Cairo Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9789774169250
Omtale Afterglow of Empire
During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the Nile Delta following a series of Assyrian invasions.

Much of this era remains obscure, with little consensus among Egyptologists. Against this background, Aidan Dodson reconsiders the evidence and proposes a number of new solutions to the problems of the period. He also considers the era's art, architecture, and archaeology, including the royal tombs of Tanis, one of which yielded the intact burials of no fewer than five pharaohs. Afterglow of Empire is extensively illustrated with images of this material, much of which is little known to non-specialists.

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