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By Marc Van De Mieroop

ISBN-10: 1444359193

ISBN-13: 9781444359190

Outlining the most important political and cultural occasions, A historical past of old Egypt is an authoritative and available advent to this attention-grabbing historical culture.
•An available chronological narrative that attracts on a number ancient sources
•Offers an up to date survey of old Egypt's background from its origins to its domination through the Roman Empire
•Considers social and fiscal existence and the wealthy tradition of historical Egypt
•Places Egypt's historical past inside its nearby context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa
•Engages scholars with quite a few views on quite a number serious matters with the main Debate part incorporated in each one chapter
•Makes the newest discoveries and scholarship available to a large audience

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Schaeffer, The Cuneiform Texts of Ras Shamra-Ugarit (Oxford University Press, London, 1939), p. , p. 36 5 The main work was done by Immanuel Velikovsky in Ages in Chaos, and by various other authors in subsequent years. 1 The majority of these were of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, and seemed to have been placed underneath buildings as a form of date-marker. This was normal practice throughout the Near East, and scarabs of pharaohs are regularly found under the foundation-stones of many important buildings.

Sn. One might also note that various pharaohs whose names are made up of the elements Ka-nefer-re are alternately named Nefer-ka-ra (in actual fact the name appears in the hieroglyphs normally as Ra-nefer-ka). Now, if Thebes’ Egyptian name is really Shewa (Sheba) then a whole host of hitherto mysterious facts become comprehensible. First and foremost, we now know where the Greeks got the word Thebes (Theba). ” Thus for example the Persians called Assyria, Athuria. e. Upper Egypt/Nubia) by the name Saba or Shaba.

P. 105 22 CHAPTER 1: TWO MONARCHS AND TWO NATIONS ancestor of the native monarchy. The southern Arabs vie with the Ethiopians in claiming her; and they too regard her as their royal forebear. The passing centuries have not diminished her allure, and to this day she holds a unique fascination for many people. Every year sees the publication of new studies propounding supposedly fresh insights into the identity of the bewitching Queen; yet, for all that, precious little is known about her. Theories proliferate, but hard facts remain hard to come by.

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