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By Alan B. Lloyd

This better half offers the very most up-to-date bills of the key and present points of Egyptology by way of major students. it's added in a hugely readable type and broadly illustrated; released in volumes, it deals remarkable breadth and intensity of insurance, giving complete scope to the dialogue of this exceptional civilization.

Provides the very most up-to-date and, the place suitable, well-illustrated debts of the key features of Egypt’s historic historical past and culture.
Covers a huge scope of themes together with actual context,
history, fiscal and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visible arts.
Delivered in a hugely readable variety with scholars and students of either Egyptology and Graeco-Roman reports in mind.
Provides a chronological desk in the beginning of every quantity to assist readers orient chapters in the wider ancient context.

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Alexander the Great Philip Arrhidaios Alexander II (IV of Macedon) 332–323 323–317 BC 316–305 The Ptolemaic Period 323–30 BC (dates after Ho¨lbl 2001) On Alexander’s death in 323 Egypt was allocated to his general Ptolemy, son of Lagos, who administered the country as satrap (‘‘governor’’) until he declared himself king in 306/5. Alexandria swiftly became the capital of the kingdom, and the Ptolemaic agenda clearly defined: it was dominated by rivalry for prestige and power with the other two great Successor kingdoms of Macedonia and the Seleucid Near East which required the expenditure of enormous resources both on armaments and conspicuous display, particularly in turning Alexandria itself into the most splendid city in the Mediterranean world.

Key factors, such as long-term fluctuations in precipitation, flood levels and river courses, could affect dramatically the fortunes of individual settlements, resulting in the decline and abandonment of some sites and the foundation and flourishing of new riverine sites, especially within marginal regions. Egypt’s annual flood levels varied (for example, good flood levels were recorded during the Late Period), but did not play as significant a role in periods of decline as socio-political factors.

This can be done in part through the use of satellite remote sensing. 8 Finding Egypt’s Ancient Landscapes from Space How can Egypt’s ancient landscapes be approached, since there are innumerable modern and ancient processes affecting the way sites appear today? All these modern and ancient processes must be considered during project research design. Results need to be checked against what is already known in the area and then verified on the ground. Any type of survey, excavation or coring, will be biased; ancient and modern processes ‘‘select’’ the archaeological evidence that remains, while modern surveying and excavation techniques allow the selection of specific areas for detailed examination.

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