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Published: 28 January 2021

216 Pages | 20 black & white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198845461

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Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Ian Shaw

Very Short Introductions

  • Written by one of the foremost authorities on Ancient Egypt
  • Considers all aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, from tombs and mummies to the discovery of artefacts, and the decipherment of hieroglyphs
  • Includes information based on personal archaeological research and fieldwork
  • Uses an iconic protodynastic object - the Narmer Palette - to provide an exciting framework for this general discussion of pharaonic Egypt
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a new chapter on the impact of the Arab Spring on approaches to Egyptian museums and cultural heritage
  • Takes into account recent archaeological discoveries and the latest scholarship on Ancient Egypt
  • Incorporates new research on chronology, particularly the use of radiocarbon dating
  • Includes a new section dealing with same-sex desire