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THE ANUBIEION AT SAQQARA III: POTTERY FROM THE ARCHAIC TO THE THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD. Peter French. Egypt Exploration Society, London, 2014. 467 pp. ISBN 9780856982149 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: 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..
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 162743
Paperbound $140.00 nota bene: See Comment Above.

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