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The first pharaohs : their lives and afterlives / Aidan Dodson

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Dodson, Aidan, 1962- author.
Publication Info.
Cairo ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2021.
Publication Info.


1 online resource (xii, 211 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps, facsimiles
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Lives and Afterlives
Lives and Afterlives.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- The First Dynasty -- The Second Dynasty -- The Third Dynasty -- Limbo -- Resurrection -- Appendices. Chronology; Royal names; Dimensions of royal tombs; The First Three Dynasties according to the surviving extracts from Manetho.
"The five centuries that followed the unification of Egypt around 3100 BC-the first three dynasties--were crucial in the evolution of the Egyptian state. During this time all the key elements of the civilization that would endure for three millennia were put in place, centered on the semi-divine king himself. The First Pharaohs: Their Lives and Afterlives looks at what we know about the two-dozen kings (and one queen-regent), who ruled Egypt during this formative era, from the scanty evidence for the events of their reigns, through to their surviving monuments. It also considers how they were remembered under their successors, when some of the earliest kings' names were attributed to allegedly ancient ideas and events, and the ways in which some of their monuments became tourist attractions or were even wholly repurposed. Aidan Dodson recounts how two centuries of modern scholarship have allowed these rulers to emerge from an oblivion so total that some archaeologists had come to doubt their very existence outside the works of ancient chroniclers. Then, within a decade at the end of the nineteenth century, archaeological discoveries revealed a whole series of tombs and other monuments that not only confirmed these rulers' existence, but also showcased the skills of Egyptian craftsmen at the dawn of history"-- Provided by publisher.
Description based upon print version of record.
Local Note
Tombs -- Egypt.
Egypt -- Kings and rulers.
Egypt -- History -- Early Dynastic Period, ca. 3100-ca. 2686 B.C.
Egypt -- History -- Third dynasty, ca. 2649-2575 B.C.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Tombeaux -- Égypte.
Égypte -- Histoire -- ca 2649-2575 av. J.-C. (IIIe dynastie)
Égypte -- Antiquités.
HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Tombs. (OCoLC)fst01152439
Egypt. (OCoLC)fst01208755
Chronological Term
2649-2575 B.C.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form:
Print version: Dodson, Aidan The First Pharaohs Cairo : The American University in Cairo Press,c2021 9781649030931
9781649031655 (electronic bk.)
1649031653 (electronic bk.)
9781649030931 (hardcover)
1649030932 (hardcover)