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Red land [electronic resource] : the illustrated archaeology of Egypt's Eastern Desert /

Steven E. Sidebotham, Martin Hense, Hendrikje M. Nouwens.

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Main Author: Sidebotham, Steven E.
Published: Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo Press, 2008.
Topics: Excavations (Archaeology) - Egypt - Eastern Desert. | TRAVEL - Africa - General. | HISTORY / Middle East / Egypt
Regions: Eastern Desert (Egypt) - Antiquities. | Eastern Desert (Egypt) - History. | Egypt - Eastern Desert.
Genres: Electronic books. | History.
Online Access: JSTOR Books Click here for E-Book. Restricted to IWU Community.
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245 10|aRed land|h[electronic resource] :|bthe illustrated archaeology of Egypt's Eastern Desert /|cSteven E. Sidebotham, Martin Hense, Hendrikje M. Nouwens.
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 00|tHistorical overview --|tGeography, climate, and people --|tA Roman imperial road and the northern part of the Eastern Desert --|tShrines, bathtubs, and stone quarries : how the stone was quarried and moved along the desert roads to the Nile --|tThe joys and sorrows of the desert survey --|tGods of the desert : the temples and shrines of the Eastern Desert --|tThe horn of plenty : international trade --|tBurying the dead in the Eastern Desert --|tEl Dorado : gold mines in the Eastern Desert --|tLiving in the desert --|tThe Ma'aza, 'Ababda, and Bisharin Bedouin --|tLand of gemstones : emerald and amethyst mines in the Eastern Desert --|tWater, the desert elixir --|tThe roads from Berenike to the Nile --|tThe last frontier : the southernmost sites in the Eastern Desert.
520 1 |a"Based on twenty years of archaeological fieldwork conducted in the Eastern Desert, this book reveals the cultural and historical richness of this little known and seldom visited area in Egypt. A range of important archaeological sites dating from Prehistoric to Byzantine times is explored here in text and illustrations. Among these ancient treasures are petroglyphs, cemeteries, fortified wells, gold and emerald mines, hard stone quarries, roads, forts, ports, and temples. With over 280 photographs and artistic reconstructions based on the evidence on the ground, along with the latest research and accounts from ancient sources and modern travelers, the authors lead the reader into the remotest corners of the hauntingly beautiful Eastern Desert to discover the full story of the area's human history."--Jacket.
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