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The Anubieion at Saqqara Iii: Pottery from the Archaic to the Third Intermediate Period: III

The Anubieion at Saqqara Iii: Pottery from the Archaic to the Third Intermediate Period: III
P French, Janine Bourriau

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This volume is the first of a series on the ceramics from the Egypt Exploration Society's excavations in the Anubieion at Saqqara. The desert edge overlooking the Nile Valley was intensively used for two and a half millennia before its selection as the site of the mainly Ptolemaic temple. Mastaba tombs, pyramids and their associated temples, densely packed shaft tombs and a Late Dynastic cemetery came and went, many leaving evidence of former magnificence, while invisible beneath shifting sands lies fragmentary testimony to the kings, queens, nobles and commoners buried here and the priestly communities who ministered to their needs in the afterlife. Two volumes have described the surviving structures and the large and small objects found and analysed in the area's complex stratigraphy; the present volume adds the evidence of that most prolific of ancient artefacts, the pottery, for the whole period from the first use of the area until the eighth century BC. Published and some unpublished parallels from Saqqara itself, from the city of Memphis, where most of those buried here lived and died, and from further afield, place each type in its geographical and chronological context to trace the evolution of the ceramic repertoire in the Saqqara/ Memphis area through the major periods of ancient Egyptian history.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Egypt Exploration Society
Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
Series: EES Excavation Memoir

ISBN: 9780856982149
Publication Date: 29 Jun 2013
Number of Pages: 467
Height: 295
Width: 210
Illustrations: illustrations (black and white)

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