Author: Joyce Swinton. vii+191 pages; illustrated throughout in black and white. 96 2014 Archaeopress Egyptology 2. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739820. Epublication ISBN 9781905739882. |
The decorated tombs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom offer detailed knowledge of a society that in all probability was the first nation state in history. Yet scholars continue to find it difficult to access the full potential of this great body of data because so few of the tombs can be dated with sufficient precision to provide a relative chronology for the evidence they offer. The system of dating these monuments presented here builds on the work of previous scholars.
In this volume the author explains how the dating method was devised. This required establishing ‘life-spans’ for 104 criteria, features drawn from tomb iconography. The system is then applied to Memphite and provincial monuments spanning the Fourth to the Sixth Dynasties. The findings are that the more criteria a monument contains, the closer the system can narrow its date, certainly to a particular reign and within a generation in some cases. The final chapter analyses and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the system.
The epublication is available in PDF format.
(including academics purchasing for personal use):
Printed Price £34.00 (No VAT). EPublication Price £19.00 (Inc. UK VAT)
|Libraries & Institutional customers:|
Printed Price £34.00 (No VAT). EPublication Price £40.80 (Inc. UK VAT)
Print / EPublication Bundle Price £46.92 (Inc. UK VAT)
By purchasing an EPublication you are agreeing to our standard single-user eBook licence available to read in full here
. Please note this does not affect your statutory rights.
All EPublications purchased via www.archaeopress.com grant permanent access to a PDF file for self-hosting. Our multi-user licence grants limitless downloads with no restriction to concurrent users. Restrictions may apply to printing, copy/paste etc., please contact email@example.com
By purchasing an EPublication you are agreeing to our standard multi-user licence available to read in full here
For help and information please email firstname.lastname@example.org