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Back to Contents Predynastic & Old Kingdom Famines in the Early History of Egypt and Syro-Palestine. William Henry Shea. PhD. Dissertation. University of Michigan. University Microfilms International: Ann Arbor, MI, 1976. The Unification of Egypt. Ronald T. Ridley. Shield Press: Deception Bay, Australia, 1973. Concise summation of the evidence with many pictures and illustrations. The Egyptian Administration in the Old Kingdom. Evidence on its Economic Decline. Naguib Kanawati. Aris & Phillips: Warminster, 1977. The Prehistory of the Nile Valley. William S. Arkell. Brill: Leiden, 1975. Key source on the tool cultures of the early Nile Valley. Early Egypt The Rise of Civilisation in the Nile Valley. A. J. Spencer. British Museum. 128 p. Egypt's Making: the Origins of Ancient Egypt 5000-2000 BC. Michael Rice. London; New York: Routledge, 1990. 322 p. Many illustrations; also a chapter on Carl Jung's ideas on Egypt. "The Evolution of Early Egyptian Civilization: Issues and Evidence," R. J. Wenke, Journal of World Prehistory, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 279-329, 1991. "Features an excellent bibliography." Predynastic Egypt, Barbara Adams. Shire, 1988. 90 p. The Duties of the Vizier: Civil Administration in the Early New Kingdom. G.P.F. van den Boorn. London: Kegan Paul, 1988. 399 p. "The Predynastic of Egypt," F.A. Hassan, Journal of World Prehistory, vol. 2, pp. 135-172, 1988. In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt during the Old Kingdom, Jaromir Malek and Werner Forman, Oklahoma, 1986. 128p. 120 color plates. Excellent text and superb photography. The Administration of Egypt in the Old Kingdom: the highest titles and their holders. Nigel Strudwick. London; Boston: KPI, 1985. 366 p. The Administration of Egypt in the Old Kingdom. N Strudwick. London: Kegan Paul, 1985. An Historical Bibliography of Egyptian Prehistory. Kent Weeks. Am. Research Center in Egypt, no. 6. 1985. 138 p. Governmental Reforms in Old Kingdom Egypt. Naguib Kanawati. Warminster, Eng.: Aris & Phillips, 1980. 163 p. Egypt Before the Pharaohs, Michael A. Hoffman, 1979, 1984, 1990 University of Texas. "Very readable." The Palermo Stone and the Archaic Kings of Egypt. Patrick O'Mara. La Canada, CA: Paulette, 1979. [DMNS Lib.] Ancient Hierakonoplis, and, Ancient Hierakonoplis Supplement, B. Adams, Aris and Phillips, 1974. Early Hydraulic Civilization in Egypt, K. Butzer University of Chicago, 1976. Detailed discussion of population estimates are still used. The Cambridge Ancient History, third edition, editors I.E.S. Edwards and others, volumes I-II, 1970; reprinted 1974, 1976, 1980. A different author for several phases of Egyptian history, each an authority in his area. Ancient Egyptian Literature A Book of Readings. 3 vols. Miriam Lichtheim, ed. Univ. Calif, 1973, 1976, 1980. Volume I covers Old and Middle Kingdoms. Most Ancient Egypt, W.C. Hayes, Univ. Chicago, 1965. [DMNS Lib.] Egypt to the End of the Old Kingdom, Cyril Aldred, 143 p., 136 illus. (41 color), Thames and Hudson, 1965, 1984. "The best sort of introduction to the period for the general reader. The text is accurate and stimulating." - Journal of Egyptian Archeology. The Old Kingdom in Egypt and the First Intermediate Period. Wm. Stevenson Smith. Cambridge University Press, 1962. 72p. from The Cambridge Ancient History. Archaic Egypt. W. B. Emery. Pelican, 1961, 1985. Dynasties I - II; Still in print. Memphis: The City of the White Wall. M. T. Dimick. (U. Penn?), 1956. 29 p. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. William Stevenson Smith. Oxford, 1949 2nd ed., 422p. Rare and expensive to buy. Back to Contents Middle Kingdom, First & Second Intermediate Periods The Second Stela of Kamose and His Struggle Against the Hyksos Ruler and His Capital. Labib Habachi. Verlag J.J. Augustin: Glückstadt, 1972. Text, translation, and commentary of this important historical document. Compare with Goedicke’s book. The Quarrel of Apophis and Seqenenre’. Hans Goedicke. Van Siclen Books: San Antonio, Texas, 1986. Important discussion of and interpretation about the Kamose inscription. Re-Used Blocks from the Pyramid of Amenemhet I at Lisht. Hans Goedicke. New York, 1971. Publication of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Expedition at Lisht. A Study of the Reign of Senwosret III. Robert D. Delia. PhD. Dissertation. Columbia University, 1980. University Microfilms International publication, Ann Arbor, MI. Classic source on the reign of this pharaoh. Egypt and the East Mediterranean World 2200-1900 B.C. Studies in Egyptian Foreign Relations during the First Intermediate Period. William A. Ward. American University of Beirut, 1971. 145 p. Rock solid scholarship on this period. Voices from Ancient Egypt: an anthology of Middle Kingdom writings. translated and edited by R.B. Parkinson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. 160 p. An "ideal" introduction to the culture of the period, as well as a representative sample of writings from the Middle Kingdom. Beyond the Pyramids: Egyptian Regional Art from the Museo Egizio, Turin. Gay Robins, ed. 96 pp. 54 color plates, 100 b&w photos. From the First Intermediate period and Middle Kingdom. Includes important essays on the period. Pharaohs and Mortals: Egyptian Art in the Middle Kingdom. catalogue by Janine Bourriau; with a contribution by Stephen Quirke. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press; Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum, 1988. 167 p. "This is an excellent treatise on Middle Kingdom art, which seeks to weave the art of the period into the historical development of the Middle Kingdom." Herodotus' Autopsy of the Fayoum: Lake Moeris and the Labyrinth of Egypt, O. Kimball Armayor. Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben 1985. 160 p. The Cambridge Ancient History, third edition, editors I.E.S. Edwards and others, volumes I-II, 1970; reprinted 1974, 1976, 1980. A different author for several phases of Egyptian history, each an expert in his area. "The First Dark Age in Egypt". Barbara Bell. American Journal of Archaeology, 75, 1975, pp. 1-26. The Hyksos A New Investigation, Van Setters, New Haven, 1966. Die Herkunft der Hyksos in neuer Sicht. Albrecht Alt. Berichte über die Verhandlungen der sächisischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. Philologische-historische Klasse. Band 101. Heft 6. Akademie Verlag: Berlin, 1954. In German, old, but an important work on the Hyksos. The Rise and Fall of the Middle Kingdom in Thebes. Herbert E. Winlock. New York: Macmillan, 1947. 174 p. Back to Contents New Kingdom & Later Periods Egyptian Historical Records of the Later Eighteenth Dynasty. Barbara Cumming. Trans. Fascicles 1-3. Warminister, 1982. Historical records in translation. Very useful. La reine Hatchepsout. Sources et Problèmes. Suzanne Ratié. Brill: Leiden, 1979. In French, but is the best discussion of Hatshepsut and her reign. The Warrior Pharaohs. Leonard Cottrell. G.P. Putnam’s Sons: New York, 1969. Dated information, but sound as far as it goes from a well-respected scholar. The Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria. Mostafa El-Abbadi. Paris: UNESCO/UNDP, 1990. 250 p. The Vanished Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World, Luciano Canfora. California, 1990. 200 p. The Library at Alexandria from 300 BC to 640 AD. What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria? Edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah. Brill: Leiden, 2008. 259 p. Inaugural volume of thirteen scholarly papers presented at the opening of the new Biblioteca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. Reign of Thutmose IV. Betsy Ann Bryan. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, 1991. Land Tenure in the Ramesside Period. Sally L.D. Katary. London; New York: Kegan Paul International, 1989. 320 p. Ramses II: the Great Pharaoh and his Times. Rita E. Freed. Denver Museum of Natural History, 1987. Egypt after the Pharaohs 332 BC – AD 642. From Alexander to the Arab Conquest. Alan K. Bowman, British Museum Publications, 1986. Herodotus' Autopsy of the Fayoum: Lake Moeris and the Labyrinth of Egypt, O. Kimball Armayor. Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben 1985. 160 p. Ancient Centers of Egyptian Civilization, editors H.S. Smith, Rosalind M. Hall. Windsor Forest, Berks.: Kensal Press, 1983 100 p. Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom 1558-1085 B.C. E. J. Brovarski, et al. Exhibit Catalog. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1982. Symbols of Ancient Egypt in the late period: the twenty-first dynasty. Beatrice L. Goff. The Hague, New York: Mouton, 1979. 309 p. Ancient Egyptian Coregencies. William J. Murnane. Chicago: Oriental Institute, 1977. 272 p.A revision of the author's thesis, University of Chicago, 1973. Ancient Egyptian Literature. A Book of Readings. Vol. II. The New Kingdom. University of California Press: Berkeley, 1976. Nubia under the Pharaohs. by Bruce G. Trigger. London: Thames and Hudson, 1976. 216 p. The Late New Kingdom in Egypt (1300-664 B.C.) A genealogical and chronological investigation. M. L. Bierbrier. School of Archaeology and Oriental Studies. University of Liverpool, Aris and Phillips, 1975. [DMNS Lib.] The Third Intermediate Period 1100-650 B.C., K. A. Kitchen, Warminster, 1972 The Cambridge Ancient History, third edition, editors I.E.S. Edwards and others, volumes I-IV, 1970; reprinted 1974, 1976, 1980. A different author for several phases of Egyptian history, each an expert in his area. Manuel d'Archeologie Egyptienne, J. Vandier, vols I - VI, Paris, 1952 - 1975. The House of Ptolemy: A History of Egypt Under the Ptolemaic Dynasty. E. R. Bevan, Chicago: Argonaut, 1968. Alexandria. E. M. Forster. New York: Doubleday, 1961. Yes, the famous novelist. Ancient Egypt; the New Kingdom and the Amarna period. Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt. Photographed by F. L. Kenett. Greenwich, Conn., New York Graphic Society 1960. 33 plates. Based on her related book on Tutanknamun, this is probably very well written and with excellent photos. Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period, 700 B.C. to 100 A.D. B. V. Bothmer. New York: Brooklyn Museum, 1960. Exhibit catalog. Author is a top expert in this period. When Egypt Ruled the East, G. Steindorff and K. Steele, Univ. Chicago, 2nd ed. 1957. Authoritative and short, concentrating on the 18th Dynasty. "Very dated." "Note on the History of Kush, 850 B.C. - A.D. 350." Dows Dunham. American Journal of Archaeology, 50, 1946, 378-388. The Making of Egypt. W. M. Flinders Petrie, London, Sheldon Press; New York, Macmillan [1939] 187 p. A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty, E. Bevan, London 1927. A History of Egypt under Roman Rule, J. G. Milne, 3rd ed., London 1924. The Histories, Herodotus, Penguin, 1980. The earliest surviving (intact) account of ancient Egypt, written in 460 BC in Egypt, while ancient Egypt was still open for business. Herodotus loved a good story, regardless of plausibility, and he shoved several in here. Egypt in Late Antiquity. Roger Bagnall. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1993. First place to start on understanding Christian Egypt through the eyes of a noted papyrologist. Coptic Egypt. History and Guide. Jill Kamil. Revised ed. American University Press: Cairo, 1987. Back to Contents Jewelry Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Carol Andrews. University of Texas, 1994. 112p. Lots of detailed information and illustrations. [DMNS Lib.] The Scarab A Reflection of Ancient Egypt. Daphna Ben-Tor. Tel Aviv: Sabinsky, 1993. 84. p. catalog. With translations of inscriptions. Ancient Egyptian Jewelry, Carol Andrews, HY: Harry Abrams, 1991, 208 p. 186 illus. Catalog of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum. Vol. VI. Jewelry. From the Earliest Times to the 17th Dynasty. Carol Andrews. London: British Museum, 1981. 102 p. 48 b&w plates. Shows simple beads and shell jewelry as well as gold. Jewels of the Pharaohs: Jewelry of the Dynastic Period, Cyril Aldred, Thames and Hudson, 1971; 2nd. edition 1978. Special photography in Cairo by Albert Shoucair. "wonderful photographs." The 1978 edition is "abridged:" it has less text but more photographs than the original 1971 edition. Take your choice. Tutankhamun's Jewelry. I.E.S. Edwards. Metropolitan Museum, 1976. 48 p. 36 pieces shown in color photos. Ancient Egyptian Jewelry. Alix Wilkinson. London: Methuen, 1971. 266 p. Egyptian Jewelry. Milada Vilimkova. NY: Paul Hamlyn, 1969. 142 p. "some of the most breath-taking photographs of Egyptian jewelry in any book." The Treasure of Lahun. Herbert E. Winlock. Metropolitan Museum, 1934. 80 p. 16 plates. The story of the jewelry of the princess of Senwosret II, found at his pyramid in Lahun. These fine pieces are now sold in reproduction by the Met. 400 copies printed. Back to Contents Literature of Ancient Egypt A Papyrus of the Late Middle Kingdom in the Brooklyn Museum (Papyrus Brooklyn 35.1446). W.C. Hayes. The Brooklyn Museum of Arts and Sciences: New York, 1955. Text, translation, and discussion. The Protocol of Neferyt. Hans Goedicke. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, 1977. Important discussion of this papyrus and its context. Grundzüge einer Geschichte der altägyptischen Literatur. Helmut Brunner. 4th ed. Darmstadt, 1986. In German, but a marvelously encapsulated tour-du-force. Love Lyrics of Ancient Egypt. Translated by Barbara Fowler. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994. 101p. Voices from Ancient Egypt: an Anthology of Middle Kingdom writings. translated and edited by R.B. Parkinson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. 160 p. An introduction to the culture of the period, as well as a representative sample of writings from the Middle Kingdom. The Egyptian Book of the Dead The Book of Going Forth by Day. translated by Raymond Faulkner; preface by Carol Andrews. Chronicle Books. [1995] "The first authentic presentation of the complete papyrus of Ani." "The finest English translation of the text." Hieroglyphs and English text side by side. Large format. Letters from Ancient Egypt. translated by Edward F. Wente; edited by Edmund S. Meltzer. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1990. 271 p. The Ancient Egyptian "Tale of Two Brothers" the oldest fairy tale in the world. by Susan Tower Hollis. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. 276 p. Ramesside Inscriptions. K. A. Kitchen. Oxford: Blackwell, 1979, 1980. 3 vols. transliteration of all the principle texts relating to Ramesses II. "mammoth project" Vol II has 928 pages. Awakening Osiris A New translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Trans. by Normandi Ellis. Phanes Press, 1988. 227 p. An interesting modern translation. DMNS Library has a sound recording of readings by the translator. The Denver Public library has an audio recording of excellent readings by another reader. The Prince Who Knew His Fate An Ancient Egyptian Tale. translated and illustrated by Lise Manniche. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Philomel Books, 1981. 40 p. Retells the 3,000 year-old Egyptian tale of the prince whose fate, to die by a crocodile, a snake, or a dog, is decreed at his birth. The ending of the tale has been lost, so who knows how it turned out? Love Songs of the New Kingdom, translated by John L. Foster, University of Texas, Austin. Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts, (3 vols). R. O. Faulkner, Aris and Phillips, 1978. Ancient Egyptian Literature. A Book of Readings. Vol. I. The Old and Middle Kingdoms. Miriam Lichtheim, University of California Press: Berkeley, 1973. Ancient Egyptian Literature. A Book of Readings. Vol. II. The New Kingdom. Miriam Lichtheim. University of California Press: Berkeley, 1976. Ancient Egyptian Literature. A Book of Readings. Vol. III. The Late Period. Miriam Lichtheim. University of California Press: Berkeley, 1980. How Djadja-em-ankh saved the day: a tale from Ancient Egypt. translated from the original Hieratic with illustrations and commentary by Lise Manniche. New York: Crowell, 1977, 1976. 18 p. Third tale from Papyrus Westcar. Egyptian and English. Printed on a continuous sheet folded in accordion style. A tale of a king and his magician in Egypt 4500 years ago. The Literature of Ancient Egypt; an anthology of stories, instructions, and poetry. Edited with an introd. by William Kelly Simpson. With translations by R. O. Faulkner, Edward F. Wente, Jr. and William Kelly Simpson. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1973. 354 p. New edition this date. Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt. T.G.H. James. Grosset & Dunlap, 1971. 159 p. Fourteen Egyptian myths with background material. The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, translated into English by R. O. Faulkner Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. 88 p. (see also next listing) The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts Supplement of Hieroglyphic Texts. R. O. Faulkner, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. 330 p.) Wings of the Falcon; Life and Thought of Ancient Egypt. translated and edited by Joseph Kaster. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968 305 p. Late Ramesside Letters, Edward Wente, Chicago, 1967. The Ancient Egyptians: A Sourcebook of their Writings. Adolf Erman. Introduction by W. K. Simpson. Harper and Row, 1966. [DMNS Lib.] Stories from Old Egypt. Edward W. Dolch. Champaign, Ill.: Garrard Pub Co., 1964. [DMNS Lib.] Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt. Translated by A. S. Johns from the French by Gaston Maspero. New foreword to this ed. by Aziz S. Atiya. New Hyde Park, N.Y., University Books 1967 316 p. A revised translation of Les contes populaires de l'Egypte ancienne. Reprint of the 1915 ed. [DMNS Lib.] Ancient Records of Egypt, James H. Breasted (5 vols.). University of Chicago, 1906; reprinted Russell and Russell 1962; International Specialized Book Services, 1988. Breasted a top US Egyptologist; translations of records from monuments and tombs. Back to Contents Miscellaneous Egypt, The Living Past, T. G. H. James, British Museum, 1992. Life in Egypt today and it's connection to the past. Large format and fine color photos. Ancient Egypt: the Land and its Legacy. T.G.H. James. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1988. 223 p. Science in Egyptology. R. A. David. Manchester University Press, 1986. 525 p. Writing for Antiquity, Glyn Daniel, 192 p. His collected editorials for the journal Antiquity from 1958 to 1986. "... the essays that make up this book comprise a delightful grab-bag of learning, opinion, and reflection." Includes the Rosetta Stone, and many non-Egyptian topics. Ancient Egyptian Dances. Irena Lexova; with drawings made from reproductions of ancient Egyptian originals by Milada Lexova; translation by K. Haltmar. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Dance Horizons, [1974?] 95 p. Ancient Egypt; A Cultural Topography. Hermann Kees. edited by T.G.H. James. [Translated from the German by Ian F.D. Morrow] Chicago, University of Chicago Press 1961; 1977.392 p. [DMNS Lib.] The Myth of Egypt and Its Hieroglyphics in European Tradition. Erik Iversen. 2nd. Edition. Princeton, 1993. "This is one of the noblest works I have ever reviewed. Egypt is a rare, superlative, exploit in the geste of mankind..." - from an academic reviewer. One wonders if either the author or the reviewer knows that "hieroglyphic" is an adjective, not a noun. Haven't seen the book yet. Back to Contents Mummies Egyptian Mummies. Bob Brier. Morrow, 1994. 288 p. Over 100 photographs. Rituals, process of mummification, etc. Lists and describes known mummies and where they are today. "Delightfully written and most entertaining." Canopic Equipment of the Kings of Egypt. Aidan Dodson. Kegan Paul, 1994 215 p. The Mummy's Tale. A. R. David. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993. Biological Anthropology and the Study of Ancient Egypt. Vivian Davies and Roxie Walker eds. British Museum, 1993. 228p. Papers by twenty experts from a 1990 conference. This is obviously a professional level book. New research areas and techniques including diseases and DNA. Egyptian Mummies, G. Elliot Smith and Warren R. Dawson, Kegan Paul Intn'l, 1991 Mummies, Myth and Magic in Ancient Egypt. Christine El Mahdy (Christine Hobson). New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989. 192 p. Excellent overview of whole topic. "Thoroughly entertaining." Egyptian Mummies, Carol Andrews, British Museum 1990. 71 p., small paperback. [DMNS Lib.] Mummies of the Pharaohs: Modern Medical Investigations., Maurice Bucaille, St. Martin's, 1990. Mummies and Magic The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Sue D'Auria, Peter Lacovara, and Catherine H. Roehrig. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988. 276 p. Very detailed catalog for an exhibit from Boston in Dallas 1990-2000. Tales Mummies Tell. Patricia Lauber. Crowell, 1985. 118 p. Mummies, both natural and man-made, including a frozen baby mammoth found in Siberia and the human mummies of Egypt, Peru, and Denmark, reveal information about ancient civilizations and life. [DMNS Lib.] Mummies, Disease, and Ancient Cultures, Aidian Cockburn and Eve Cockburn, Cambridge, 1984. Evidence Embalmed: Modern Medicine and the Mummies of Ancient Egypt. edited by Rosalie David and Eddie Tapp. Manchester University Press, 1984. 175 p. Death in Ancient Egypt. A.J. Spencer. Penguin Books, 1982. 256 p. Survey of funerary beliefs. [DMNS Lib.] An X-Ray Atlas of the Royal Mummies, James E. Harris and Edward Wente, University of Chicago, 1980. 401 pages. "Very technical." 299 radiographs. The Egyptian Mummy, Stuart Fleming, Bernard Fishman, David O'Connor and David Silverman, Philadelphia: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1980. 94 p. [DMNS Lib.] Mysteries of the Mummies, A. Rosalie David (Ed.), Cassell London 1978. Mummies: Death and Life in Ancient Egypt. James Hamilton-Paterson and Carol Andrews. Harmondsworth, New York: Penguin Books, 1978. 24 p. [DMNS Lib.] X-Raying the Pharaohs, James E. Harris and Kent R. Weeks, Scribner's 1973. 195 p. Mummies and Human Remains, W. R. Dawson and P. H. Gray, London 1968. Back to Contents Music Music and Musicians in Ancient Egypt. Lise Manniche. London: British Museum Press, 1991. 142 p. (Dover 27171-4) Musical Instruments from the tomb of Tut'ankhamun. Lise Manniche. Oxford, England: Griffith Institute, 1976. 15 p. Tutankhamun's Tomb, Series 6. Ancient Egyptian Dances. Irena Lexova; with drawings made from reproductions of ancient Egyptian originals by Milada Lexova; translation by K. Haltmar. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Dance Horizons, [1974?] 95 p. Music of the Ancient Near East. Claire Polin. New York, Vantage Press 1954 138 p. "Musical examples": p. 123-127. Back to Contents Natural Setting (Animals, Plants, Geology, Climate, etc.) Environment and Archaeology. An Ecological Approach to Prehistory. Karl W. Butzer. 2nd ed. Aldine Publishing Company: Chicago, 1971. Thoughtful and full of insights that should be a handbook for all prehistorians. Atlas of Ancient Egypt. John Baines and Jaromir Mélek. Facts on File Publications: New York, 1980. Clearly written and illustrated source on where is what. Historische Karte des alten Ägypten. Wilhelm Berg. Hans Richarz: St. Augustin, 1973. Simply outrageous publication, in a series of foldout maps, of the entire course of the Nile Valley during different historical periods. If you want to find something, this is it. The Geology of Egypt, editor R. Said, Rotterdam, 1990. Includes summary of climate of Egypt since the last Ice Age. Fish and Fishing in Ancient Egypt. Douglas J. Brewer, Renee F. Friedman. Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips, 1989. 109 p. Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-99) and index. The Natural history of Egypt; v. 2 An Ancient Egyptian Herbal. Lise Manniche. Austin: University of Texas Press, published in co-operation with British Museum Publications, 1989. 176 p. Ninety-six kinds of plants and trees. The Birds of Ancient Egypt. Patrick F. Houlihan; with the collaboration and a preliminary checklist to the birds of Egypt by Steven M. Goodman. Warminster, England: Aris & Philips, 1986. 191 p. The Natural history of Egypt; volume 1. Common Birds of Egypt. Bertel Bruun. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1985 [DMNS Lib.] Pharaoh's Flowers. Hepper. Geological Map of Greater Cairo Area, Geological Survey of Egypt, Cairo, 1983. Scale 1:100,000. Climate, History and the Modern World. H. H. Lamb, London: Methuen, 1982, 387 p., ills. Climate Present, Past and Future; 2 volumes. (Volume 2: Climatic history and the future.) H. H. Lamb. London: Methuen, 1977, 835 p. These two works by H. H. Lamb are the fascinating result of thirty years of study of the past history of the Earth's climate. The longer is slightly more technical but has more details, including recorded Nile levels from the Old Kingdom. The shorter is more of a popular summary. Both are easy to read. The Geological Evolution of the River Nile, R. Said, New York, 1981. The Sahara and the The Nile: Quaternary Environments and Prehistoric Occupation in North Africa, Williams and H. Faures, eds., Balkema, 1980. Guidebook to the Geology and Archaeology of Egypt, editor F. A. Reilly, Petroleum Exploration Society of Libya, 1964. The Geology of Egypt, R. Said, Amsterdam, 1962. Anatomical identification of some ancient Egyptian plant materials. Elhamy A. M. Greiss. Cairo, Impr. C. Tsoumas, 1957. 165 p. La famine dans l'Égypte ancienne. Jacques Vandier. New York: Arno Press, 1979. 176 p. (more history than climate?) Reprint of the 1936 ed. published by Institut Français d'Archeologie Orientale, Cairo.

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