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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Has anyone read any of these books??... Reply with quote

Has anyone read any of the following books? If so, do you know if there's much information on Old Kingdom monuments in any of them?

Arrow The Tomb in Ancient Egypt: Royal and Private Sepulchres from the Early Dynastic Period to the Romans - by Aidan Dodson
Arrow Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids - by D. Arnold
Arrow The Unis Cemetery at Saqqara: Tombs of Iynefert and Ihy (Reused by Idut) - by Naguib Kanawati and M. Abder-Raziq
Arrow The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt - by Richard H. Wilkinson
Arrow The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt - by W. S. Smith
Arrow Egyptian Temples - by Margaret A. Murray

These are the only books I could find that seem remotely what I might be looking for. Confused Any help would be much appreciated. Pray
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Has anyone read any of these books??... Reply with quote

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Has anyone read any of the following books? If so, do you know if there's much information on Old Kingdom monuments in any of them?


I'm not sure what you mean by "monuments" and "much", D_o_S, so I don't know if this will help, but I can say that The Tomb in Ancient Egypt, co-authored by Salima Akram, and Wilkinson's Complete Temples contain drawings, plans, and blurbs about various Old Kingdom structures. I certainly consider both books to contain much information about this topic.

Elsewhere we've already talked about Pyramids specifically, but books like Verner's The Pyramids, Lehner's The Complete Pyramids, and Romer's The Great Pyramid include information on Old Kingdom material.

I hope this was kinda sorta in the direction you were looking.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much, Bob, you've been a massive help! Cool I already have the three books on pyramids that you mentioned from working on a previous assignment, so I plan to re-read portions of those books for my current work. My current assignment is asking me to discuss monuments of the Old Kingdom, which is very vague, so I'm trying to gather as much material on Old Kingdom monuments and architecture as I can. The Tomb in Ancient Egypt and Complete Tombs both look like excellent books, so I'll definitely take your advice and get those two. Wink If you think of anything else let me know. Very Happy

Thanks again. notworthy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you see that, Kmt_sesh? I suckered D_o_S into buying some books! Payback for what she did to us!


Seriously, though. I've really enjoyed Hieratic Inscriptions From the Tomb of Tutankhamun, and it's not nearly as expensive at the two you're buying, D_o_S. I do hope you like them and that you find them useful for your coursework and enjoyment.

If you don't, feel free to send the bill to our friend in Chicago. But not until after I see him on Saturday!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Has anyone read any of these books??... Reply with quote

Dear DOS,

I just finished Murray's Egyptian Temple, which introduces 48 AE temples, mostly from NK and later period, including the structure of each building. If you are interested in buildings, it must be a great book to you! However, it's a difficult thing for me to read without many illustrations. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy I have those two books D_o_S and I think you will not regret getting those. I really like both of them. They are both a bit more on the general overview side of things. But lots of interesting information.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Complete Temples and I think it's arguably the best of the "Complete" books that Thames and Hudson has published (though how "complete" can they be, really??).

I don't have the Dodson/Ikram one yet, but it's high on my to-buy list. Can't miss with those authors...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: WHATS A GOOD BOOK TO START WITH Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: WHATS A GOOD BOOK TO START WITH Reply with quote

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I think you'd do well to start with Barbara Mertz's Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs and also her Red Land, Black Land. Both are recently revised (2007ish), and she's a terrific writer.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, everyone! Very Happy Very Happy
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