By Ian Shaw
The traditional Egyptians are a permanent resource of fascination--mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured our imaginations for generations. all of us have a psychological photograph of old Egypt, yet is it the fitting one? How a lot will we rather learn about this as soon as nice civilization? during this soaking up advent, Ian Shaw, one of many most popular gurus on old Egypt, describes how our present rules approximately Egypt are established not just at the exciting discoveries made by way of early Egyptologists but in addition on interesting new sorts of facts produced by way of smooth clinical and linguistic analyses. He additionally explores the altering affects on our responses to those unearths, via interpreting the influence of Egyptology on a variety of facets of pop culture comparable to literature, cinema, opera, and modern artwork. He considers all elements of old Egyptian tradition, from tombs and mummies to the invention of artefacts and the decipherment of hieroglyphs, and from despotic pharaohs to animal-headed gods. From the final reader drawn to historic Egypt, to scholars and lecturers of historic historical past and archaeology, to museum-goers, this Very brief creation won't disappoint.
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Extra info for Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Our steadily adjusted and reframed picture of Egyptian civilization has periodically allowed earlier ﬁnds to be reviewed and reinterpreted, sometimes quite radically. Although the circumstances of the discovery of the Tell el-Dab‘a frescos and the Amarna Letters were quite different (and separated in date by around a century), both were nevertheless fairly rapidly recognized as important ﬁnds. There are, however, many instances of important ﬁnds that were at ﬁrst totally misinterpreted or regarded as unremarkable, and only came to be recognized as really signiﬁcant sources of evidence long after the discovery had been made.
It may have been during the reign of the 22nd-Dynasty ruler ‘Osorkon the elder’ (984–978) that Hadad the Edomite, stayed in Egypt. A later 22nd-Dynasty ruler Shoshenq I (945–924) is almost certainly the biblical Shishak, who is said to have pillaged Jerusalem and the temple of Solomon in 925. About two centuries later, the Egyptian prince Tefnakht of Sais, is said to have been contacted by Hosea, the ruler of Samaria, when he was looking for military aid in his struggles against an Assyrian invasion.
The similarities with the psalm probably result only from the fact that the two compositions belong to a common literary heritage – they may even both derive from a common Near Eastern original. 1620, about 150 years before her reign). However, the Canadian Egyptologist, Donald Redford, argues more radically that the Exodus account is simply a mishmash of stories which probably originated in distant memories of the expulsion of the Hyksos (the Asiatic kings who ruled northern Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period).
Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Ian Shaw