Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 November 2015

516 Pages | 70 b/w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774166891

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Contesting Antiquity in Egypt

Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Georgia State University Donald Malcolm Reid

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • This compelling follow up to "Whose Pharaohs?" covers the history of archaeologies and museums in Egypt following its independence from Britain.
  • Examines how "pharaonism" -- popular interest in ancient Egypt -- helped shape Egypt's nationalist aspirations in comparison to Islam and Arabism.
  • The first to combine Greco-Roman, Coptic, and Islamic archaeologies with the more dominant ancient Egyptian in a single study.

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