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Current Research in Egyptology 2014: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium, University College London & King's College London

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Justin Hyunho Yoo (Editor), Massimiliano Pinarello (Editor), Jason Richard Lundock (Editor), Carl Walsh (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxbow Books
Number of pages336
Volume15
ISBN (Print) 9781785700460
Published1 Apr 2015

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Abstract

This selection of 23 papers from the 15th annual Current Research in Egyptology symposium addreses the interregional and interdisciplinary theme of‘Ancient Egypt in a Global World’. This theme works on a number of levels highlighting the current global nature of Egyptological research and it places ancient Egypt in the wider ancient world. The first section presents the results of recent excavations, including in the western Valley of the Kings and analysis of the structures, construction techniques, food production and consumption remains at Tell Timai (Thmuis) in the Delta. Part II focuses on the cross-cultural theme with papers including discussions on the presence in India of terracotta figurines from Roman Egypt; the ancient Egyptian influence of Aegean lion-headed divinities; Libyan influence in New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period Egyptian administration and the identifcation of ancient Egyptian finds from the British countryside reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The third part of the book includes current research undertaken across the world of Egyptology, including analysis of late Roman crocodile mummies though non-invasive radiographic imaging techniques and the study of infant jar-burials in ancient Egypt and Sudan to identify differences in regional socio-economic contexts and the interaction between people and local resources.

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