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Author Rzeuska, Teodozja I., author

Title Chronological overview of pottery from Asyut : a contribution to the history of Gebel Asyut al-gharbi / Teodozja I. Rzeuska
Published Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (792 pages) : illustrations
Series The Asyut project ; Volume 7
Asyut Project (Series) ; Volume 7. 1865-6250
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. One Asyutian pottery: general information -- ch. Two Predynastic and Early Dynastic Period: in search of the oldest necropolis in Asyut -- ch. Three resurrected necropolis of the Old Kingdom -- ch. Four First Intermediate Period: innovative inheritors of the Memphite traditions -- ch. Five Middle Kingdom: a local take on classic forms -- ch. Six Second Intermediate Period: a reused necropolis -- ch. Seven hidden necropolis and temples of the New Kingdom -- ch. Eight quest for the necropolis of the Third Intermediate Period -- ch. Nine Late Period: arrival of the sacred animals -- ch. Ten Ptolemaic pottery: necropoleis for people and sacred animals -- ch. Eleven Romano-Byzantine Period: in the heart of the caravan routes
Summary Gebel Asyut al-gharbi, one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, is crucial in understanding both its history and culture of this country. Despite a great wealth of remains our knowledge of Asyut and some periods of time concerning the site is still scant. Contrary to wide-held belief, activities on the gebel do not primarily date to the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom; the history of the site is much longer and it continues to hide many secrets.00The first and most important goal posed by Teodozja I. Rzeuska is to present the lesser known parts of the history of the Asyut necropolis, those that are under-represented in the texts, as well as those for which the archaeological evidence is insufficient. This is where the ceramic material has proven to be an invaluable source which helped to fill gaps in our knowledge. The second goal is to present the unique character of local pottery in Asyut, especially in comparison with ceramics found in other regions of Egypt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Pottery -- Egypt -- Asyūṭ.
Asyūṭ (Egypt) -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3447197587
9783447197588 (e-book)