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Back to Contents Priesthoods Das Priestertum im ägyptischen Staat vom Neuen Reich bis zur Spätzeit. Hermann Kees. Brill: Leiden, 1953. Vol.1. Indices und Nachträge. Brill: Leiden, 1958. Vol. 2. Highly detailed prosopographic study of the Egyptian priesthoods from the New Kingdom through Late Period. In German, but excellent. Back to Contents Pyramids & Related Structures - Popular Accounts & Overviews Guide to the Pyramids of Egypt. Alberto Siliotti. Trans. By A.B.A. Milan. Barnes & Noble Books: Milan, 1997. The Pyramids of Egypt, I.E.S. Edwards, Penguin, first edition 1947; revised several times, latest revision 1993. A basic reference on the pyramids. Excellent, with lots of detail. Black and white diagrams and photos. Be sure to use the latest edition which has new material. Pharaohs and Pyramids. George Hart. London: Herbert Press, 1991. New and up to date, easy reading. History, and a detailed guide to the sites. The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt, Zahi Hawass, Pittsburgh, 1990. booklet. In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt during the Old Kingdom, Jaromir Malek and W. Forman, Norman: Oklahoma University, 1986. 128p. 120 color plates. Old Kingdom history. excellent text and excellent photography. [DMNS Lib.] "A Unique Approach to Unraveling the Secrets of the Great Pyramids." Dora Jane Hamblin, Smithsonian, April 1986. 78-93. Describes Mark Lehner's Giza Plateau Mapping Project. Includes a wonderful 2-page reconstructed perspective view of the area around Giza when the Khufu pyramid was being built. Sakkara and Memphis. Jill Kamil. New York: Longman, 1984. Travel guide. "This gives excellent in-depth descriptions of the monuments and tombs - highly recommended." Egypt to the End of the Old Kingdom, Cyril Aldred. Thames and Hudson, 1965, 1984. 143 p., 136 illus., 41 color plates. "The best sort of introduction to the period for the general reader. The text is accurate and stimulating." - Journal of Egyptian Archeology. The Boat Beneath the Pyramid. Nancy Jenkins. Thames and Hudson, 1980. The Riddle of the Pyramids, Kurt Mendelssohn, Thames and Hudson, 1974, 1989. Interesting, good diagrams. An introduction to the Pyramids by way of a hypothesis linking construction and social history. Mendelssohn also advanced a proposal that the Meidum pyramid collapsed during construction, an idea presently not accepted. [DMNS Lib.] The Pyramids, Ahmed Fakhry, Univ. of Chicago, 2nd ed., 1969. Fakhry is an Egyptian archeologist. A good basic pyramid reference. References to expedition reports. The Mountains of Pharaoh, Leonard Cottrell, Robert Hale and Co., 1956. "Old but good." Back to Contents Investigations & Reports Le problem des pyramides d’Égypte. Traditions et legends. Exploration. Description. Théories. Science et croyances des constructeurs. J.-P. Lauer. Payot: Paris, 1948. "Insight from Geometry and Physics Into the Construction of Egyptian Old Kingdom Pyramids." Stuart Kirkland Wier. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 1996. Pyramid Symposium 1993. Egyptian Study Society. Denver: Denver Museum of Natural History. sound recording of proceedings. [DMNS Lib.] "The Pyramid of Meidum: was it the victim of structural collapse?" George B. Johnson, KMT, 2 parts, vol. 4 no. 2, pp. 65-71; vol. 5 no. 1 pp. 72-82. Building in Egypt Pharaonic Stone Masonry. Dieter Arnold. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1991. 316 p. Superb details of construction of all kinds; excellent photographs and diagrams of construction details. Summaries a great deal of work. Die Grossen Pyramiden von Giza. Rainer Stadelmann. Akademische Druck - U. Verslagsanstalt, 1990. The Egyptian Pyramids: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference. J. P. Lepre, Jefferson, North Carolina: MacFarland and Co., 1990. Lots of detailed information, but very few and simple illustrations. Not a book for an introduction to pyramids. Apparently the work of an amateur enthusiast. "Herodotus' Pyramid Machine Reinvented." Bob Lowdermilk, KMT 2, no. 4. 1991 (Winter 91-92). A practical proposed construction technique which lifts stones by levers and rope slings. "Boston at Giza The Museum of Fine Arts' Race Against Time in the Shadow of the Pyramids" Peter Der Manuelian, KMT 1, no. 4. 1990 (Winter 91-92). pp. 10 - 21. Overview of the work and discoveries of George A. Reisner at Giza. Reisner conducted the largest excavations of the large cemeteries and temples at Giza, and introduced modern documentation techniques. His team's work is essential to understanding Giza. The Pyramid Complex of Senwosret I (Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition 22). Dieter Arnold. 1988-1992. 3 vols. "On Pyramid Building." M. Isler. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt. vols XXII (1985); XXIV (1987). The Pyramid Builders of ancient Egypt: a modern investigation of pharaoh's work force. A.R. David. London; Boston: Routledge & K. Paul, 1986. 269 p. Pyramid of Senwosret II. A reassessment of the excavation of the Dynasty XII workmen's village at Kahun. "The Development of the Giza Necropolis: The Khufu Project." Mark Lehner. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archaologisch Instituts Kairo 41, 109-146. 1985 "A Contextual Approach to the Pyramids." Mark Lehner. Archive für Orientforschung 31, 136-158. 1984. "Survey of the Temple of Isis Mistress of the Pyramid at Giza", Michael Jones and Angela Milward, Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 12, 1982, 139-151. Saqqara - The Royal Cemetary of Memphis Excavations and Discoveries since 1850. Jean-Philippe Lauer. Thames and Hudson, 1976; NY: Scribners 1976. 248 p. By an Egyptologist who spent his life working at Saqqara. 210 illus. "A rare and classic work." Le Mystere des Pyramids. Jean-Philippe Lauer. Paris, 1974. The Mastaba of Queen Merysankh, W. K. Simpson, Boston, 1973. "A Scientist Looks at the Pyramids." Kurt Mendelssohn. American Scientist 59, 1971. 210-. The Pyramid of Unas, A. Piankoff, Princeton, 1968. Histoire Monumentale des Pyramids d'Egypt. Jean-Philippe Lauer. Cairo, 1962. (several vols) Archaic Egypt. W. B. Emery, 1961, 1985, Pelican. Dynasties I - II; good information on mastabas. The Monuments of Sneferu at Dashur, Ahmed Fakhry, Cairo: Egyptian Antiquities organization, 1959-1963. excellent report on Bent Pyramid and Valley temple. Excavations at Saqqara. The Unfinished Step Pyramid. M. Zakaria Goneim. Cairo: l'Institute Francais d'Archeologie Orientale, 1957. 37 p. best pictures of how the site appeared cleared. "Building an Egyptian Pyramid." Dows Dunham. Archaeology, 9, 159-165. 1956. The Lost Pyramid, Zakaria Goneim, Rinehart, New York 1956. on the unfinished and buried large pyramid of Sekhemkhet. (also as The Buried Pyramid, M. Z. Goneim, London 1956.) Giza (12 volumes). Hermann Junker. Vienna and Leipzig, 1929 - 1955. Junker had the largest concession at Giza after Reisner, and the German team also did important work. Great Tombs of the First Dynasty Kings, W. B. Emery, 3 vols., 1949-1958. A History of the Giza Necropolis. 2 vols. G. A. Reisner and W. S. Smith, Harvard, 1942-1955. The Sphinx: Its History in Light of Recent Excavations, Selim Hassan, Oxford University, 1949. Sakkarah: The Monuments of Zoser. Etienne Drioton and Jean-Philippe Lauer. Cairo: l'Institute Français d'Archeologie Orientale, 1939. [DMNS Lib.] The Step Pyramid (2 vols). Cecil M. Firth, J. E. Quibell, and Jean-Philippe Lauer. Cairo: l'Institut Français d'Archeologie Oriental, 1936. (Also as La Pyramid a Degres, in French?) The Development of the Egyptian Tomb Down to the Accession of Cheops, George A. Reisner, Cambridge: Harvard, 1935. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza, George. A. Reisner, Cambridge Mass.: Harvard, 1931. Found here were the superb black statues of Menkaura which are arguably the finest art works from ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptian Construction and Architecture. Somers Clarke and R. Engelbach. New York: Dover Publications, 1990. 242 p. An unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1930 by Oxford University Press, under the title Ancient Egyptian Masonry The Builders' Craft. Meydum and Memphis, W. M. F. Petrie, E. MacKay and G. A. Wainwright, London, 1910. Abydos, W.M.F. Petrie, London, 1902. Regarding the First Dynasty tombs there. Medum, W.M.F. Petrie, London, 1892. Fouilles a Dahchour Mars-Juin 1894. Jacques Jean-Marie De Morgan. Vienne, Holzhausen, 1895. 165 pages. 40 plates, 274 figures. Excavations at the Middle Kingdom pyramids of Dashur. Spectacular jewelry of XIIth Dynasty Princess Merit, among others. The 1894-1895 excavations were published in 1903. The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh, W. M. Flinders Petrie. London, 1883; reprinted by Histories and Mysteries of Man Ltd, 1990. 135 p. The first scientific survey by one of the greatest early Egyptologists. Still of value today to students of the pyramids. The 1990 reprint has additional material by Zahi Hawass. Operations Carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837. Howard Vyse. (3 vols). London, 1840, 1842. Back to Contents Reference Einführung in die Ägyptologie. Stand, Methoden, Aufgaben. Erik Hornung. Darmstadt, 1984. In German, best condense discussion of Egyptology and its place. The Legacy of Egypt. J.R. Harris. Ed. 2nd ed. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1971. Best source for quick information on a multitude of topics. A great first start of any investigation. Reallexikon der ägyptischen Religionsgeschichte. 2nd ed. Hans Bonnet. Walter de Gruyter: Berlin, 1971. In German, but a fantastic source on virtually all aspects of the ancient Egyptians’ religion. The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson. British Museum. 500 entries, 75 maps, plans and drawings. Chronicle of the Pharaohs. P. A. Clayton. Thames and Hudson, 1994(?). 224 p. 350 illus. A handy reference to all the kings. Cultural Anthropology of the Middle East A Bibliography. vol 1: 1965 - 1987, R. Strijp, E. J. Bril, 1992. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Margaret Bunson. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1991. 291 p. Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World. Chris Scarre, editor. From origins of life to A. D. 1500. 256 p. Mr. Scarre is the Editor of the Cambridge Archaeological Journal. Ancient Egypt (Eyewitness Books series), George Hart, Knopf, 1990. Most of the book consists of some 200 excellent color photographs of actual ancient artifacts, many from everyday life. [DMNS Lib.] Ancient Egypt: Cultural Atlas for Young People. Geraldine Harris, New York: Facts on File, 1990. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, George Hart, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986. 229 p. Atlas of Ancient Egypt. John Baines and Jaromir Malek. New York, N.Y.: Facts on File Publications, 1980. 240 p. illus. Lots of detail, organized by locations, with maps, diagrams, photos, etc. One of the best references. Ancient Egypt: sources of information in the New York Public Library. compiled by Ida A. Pratt under the direction of Dr. Richard Gottheil. New York: Kraus Reprint Corp., 1969. 486 p. Back to Contents Religion & Mythology Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. Mythological Papyri. Parts 1 and 2. Alexander Piankoff and N. Rambova. Pantheon Books, Inc.: New York, 1957. Translation and commentary. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. The Wandering of the Soul. Alexander Piankoff and Helen Jacquet-Gordon. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1972. Translation and commentary. The Origins of Osiris and his Cult. J. Gwyn Griffiths. Brill: Leiden, 1980. Dense discussion of this god; critical to any investigation. The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man. An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East. Henri Frankfort, H.A. Frankfort, John A. Wilson, Thorkild Jacobsen, and William A. Irwin. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1946. Classic text on comparative religion. Ancient Egyptian Religion. An Interpretation. Henri Frankfort. Harper & Row: New York, 1948. Old, but an interpretation that must be confronted. Kingship and the Gods. A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature. Henri Frankfort. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1948. Egyptian religion in relationship to its neighboring cultures. Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt. R.T. Rundle Clarke. Thames & Hudson: London, 1959. Important discussion of the role of magic in the daily life of the ancient Egyptians. Egyptian Magic. E.A. Wallis Budge. New York, 1901. Old, but still of importance. The Book of the Dead. The Hieroglyphic Transcript of the Papyrus of Ani. E.A. Wallis Budge. New York, 1960. Old, but valuable for comparative purposes. Hathor and Thoth. Two Key Figures of the Ancient Egyptian Religion. C.J. Bleeker. Brill: Leiden, 1973. Dense, but rewarding book on two Egyptian gods. Ancient Egyptian Magical Texts. J.F. Borghouts. Brill: Leiden, 1978. Wonderful little book on ancient Egyptian magic, complete with translated examples that will curl your toes! Symbol and Magic in Ancient Egypt. Richard H. Wilkinson. Thames and Hudson, 1994. 224 p. The Festival Procession of Opet in the Colonnade Hall with translations of texts, commentary, and glossary by the Epigraphic Survey. Chicago; Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1994. [DMNS Lib.] Ancient Egyptian Religion, Stephen Quirke, British Museum, 1992. Quirke is one of the curators at the British Museum. "A good feature is his discussion of popular religion and the use of artifacts, many of which are rarely pictured, to illustrate the text." "Popular Worship in Ancient Egypt," Emily Teeter, KMT, vol 4, no. 3; Summer 1993. Points include the diversity of religious practices, common people's place in temples, and the role that religion played in community life outside the realm of the temples. 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. [DMNS Lib. has earlier version of the text, 1985] The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice. Robert Kriech Ritner. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1993. 322 p. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization; no. 54 Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D. University of Chicago, 1987.) Idea into Image: Essays on Ancient Egyptian Thought. Erik Hornung, Timken, 224 p. 1992. [from German] "An introduction to the imagination of ancient Egypt ... questions of being and non-being, time and eternity, nature of the divine, creation of the world, and the meaning of death." Akhenaten's Sed-festival at Karnak. Jocelyn Gohary. London; New York: Kegan Paul International; New York, NY, USA: Distributed by Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1992. 238 p. Egyptian light and Hebrew fire: theological and philosophical roots of Christendom in evolutionary perspective. Karl W. Luckert. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1991. 347 p. Religion in Ancient Egypt: Gods, Myths, and Personal Practice. edited by Byron E. Shafer; contributors, John Baines, Leonard H. Lesko, David P. Silverman. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991. 217 p. Lectures given at a symposium held in 1987 The Private Chapel in Ancient Egypt: a study of the chapels in the workmen's village at el Amarna with special reference to Deir el Medina and other sites. Ann H. Bomann. London; New York: Kegan Paul International, 1991. 144 p. Magic in Ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch. Austin: University of Texas. 191 p. [1990?] Ancient Egyptian: the Sirius connection. Murry Hope. Shaftesbury, England: Element Books, 1990. Includes glossary, bibliography and index. Magic of Egypt and religious aspects. magic, mythology, Sirius, double stars. (is this credible?) The Cobra Goddess of Ancient Egypt: Predynastic, Early Dynastic, and Old Kingdom periods. Sally B. Johnson; drawings by Victoria Solia. London; New York: Kegan Paul International 1990. 276 p. Valley of the Kings - Horizon of Eternity, Erik Hornung, Timken 1990, from the German "Tal der Konige." Strong on religious symbols: very detailed - and very bizarre to modern minds - beliefs about the underworld. Color photos of tomb paintings with explications. La Clerge Feminin d'Amon Thebain a la 21e Dynastie. Saphinas-Amal Naguib. Leuven: Uigeverij Peteers, 1990. 240 p. 9 plates. The role of women in the worship of Amun in the 21st dynasty. Egyptian Gods and Myths, Angela Thomas, Shire, 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, George Hart, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986. 229 p. His book on pyramids is excellent so this probably is so, too. Egyptian Myths. Hart. Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt. Robert A. Armour; with Alison Baker. Cairo, Egypt: American University in Cairo Press, 1986. 207 p. The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, R. O. Faulkner, British Museum, 1985. Egyptian Magic. Christian Jacq. Aris and Phillips, 1985. 162 p. This author is a very popular novelist in France, but almost unknown in the US, and none of his novels are translated. The Book of the Dead. Evelyn Rossiter. Geneva: Minerva, 1984. 119 p. Filled with color photos of outstanding scrolls of the book. Commentaries. The Gods of Ancient Egypt. Barbara Watterson. Facts on File, 1984. 208 p., 24 p. of plates; illus. The Ancient Egyptian Religious Beliefs and Practices, A. Rosalie David, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 260 p., 1982. "attempts to show not only the religious developments within the historical framework, but to demonstrate how the religion permeated nearly every part of society." Looks like a good adult introduction. [DMNS Lib.] Death in Ancient Egypt. A.J. Spencer. Penguin Books, 1982. 256 p. "Excellent survey of funerary beliefs." "Funerary Beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians," Edward F. Wente, Expedition 24, no. 2 (Winter 1982). "A very insightful study of the theology of the afterlife." Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: the one and the many. Erik Hornung; translated by John Baines. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1982. 295 p. Translation, with revisions, of: Der Eine und die Vielen. [DMNS Lib.] The Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt, Jane B. Sellers, Penguin, 424 p. "Sellars argues that the stories of the ancient Egyptian religion have a firm basis in astronomy... observations were in time turned into mythic tales." anyone familiar with this? Ancient Egyptian Magic. Bob Brier. New York: Quill, 1981. [DMNS Lib.] Supposed to be one of the best on this topic. Egyptian Mysteries. Lucy Lamy. Thames and Hudson, 1981, 1991. 96 p. A Guide to Religious Ritual at Abydos, A. Rosalie David, Aris and Phillips 1981. Cult of the Sun: Myth and Magic in Ancient Egypt. Rosalie David. London: J. M. Dent, 1980. 208 p. Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt. Manfred Lurker. Thames and Hudson. 142 p. The Gods and Symbols of ancient Egypt: an illustrated dictionary. Manfred Lurker English ed., rev., enlarged. and picture-edited by Peter A. Clayton. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1980. 142 p. Translation of: Gotter und Symbole der alten Ägypter. Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts, R. O. Faulkner, 3 vols., Aris and Phillips, 1978. The Wandering of the Soul. Texts Translated with Commentary. Alexandre Piankoff. Princeton, 1974. 124 p. 48 plates. also includes a game of senet. Egyptian Religion. Siegfried Morenz. Cornell University Press, 1973, recently reprinted. "Although this book is tinged with the author's own Christian background, it is an excellent discussion of many aspects of religion, and well organized by topic. A very strong feature of the book is the use of texts in translation to illustrate points of theology." Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt. T.G.H. James; illustrated by Brian Melling. Grosset & Dunlap, 1971. 159 p. Fourteen Egyptian myths accompanied by background material. The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, translated into English by R. O. Faulkner Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. 88 p. (see also The ancient Egyptian pyramid texts, Supplement of hieroglyphic texts. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. 330 p.) Egyptian Mythology, Veronica Ions. Paul Hamlyn, 1968. 141 p. "Informative and enjoyable." Ancient Egyptian Art: the cults of Osiris and Amon. E. Otto, Photos. by Max Hirmer. New York, Abrams 1967 144 p. Translation of Osiris und Amon: Kult und heilige Statten. (Egyptian Art and the Cults of Osiris and Amun, London, 1968.) The Litany of Re. Texts Translated with Commentary. Alexandre Piankoff. NY: Pantheon, 1964. 182 p. New Kingdom theological work. 82 plates. "Important work for any study of the new Kingdom." The Conflict of Horus and Seth, J. Gwyn Griffith, Univ. Liverpool, 1960. Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt. R.T. Rundle Clark. London: Thames and Hudson, 1991, 1978, 1959. 292 p. [DMNS Lib.] Ancient Egyptian Religion. by Jaroslav Cerny. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979. 159 p. Reprint of the 1957 printing of the work originally published in 1952 by Hutchinson's University Library. Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt. James Henry Breasted. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1912. Harper reissue, introduction by John A. Wilson; 1959. 379 p. The Tomb of Ramesses VI. Alexandre Piankoff. NY: Pantheon, 1954. 2 vols. 459 p. 196 plates. "all the inscriptions and decoration in one of the most popular and attractive tombs of the Valley of the Kings." Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. James B. Pritchard, ed. Princeton, 2nd. edition, 1955. 526 p. Egyptian section has important religious texts. "The Consecration of an Egyptian Temple according to the use of Edfu." A. M. Blackman & H. W. Fairman. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 32, 75-91, 1946. Religious Life in Ancient Egypt. W. M. Flinders Petrie, London, Constable, 1924. 221 p. "an excellent book based on 40 years' excavations" The Dawn of Astronomy; a study of the temple worship and mythology of the ancient Egyptians. Joseph Norman Lockyer (1836-1920). Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press 1964 432 p. Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demotic Spells. Hans Deiter Betz, ed. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1986. Vol. 1 Texts. Back to Contents Technology & Science (Astronomy, Chronology, Industries, Medicine, etc.) Papyrus. Richard Parkinson and Stephen Quirke. Austin: University of Texas, 1995. 96 p. many illustrations. "An Old Kingdom Basalt Quarry at Widan el Faras and the Quarry Road to Lake Moeris in the Faiyum, Egypt." J.A. Harrell and T. M. Bown. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, 32, 1995. The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus. Gay Robins and Charles Shute. New York: Dover. 88 p. Includes 24 color plates of the papyrus. Original in British Museum. The Discovery of Glass: Experiments in the smelting of ... John E. Dayton. Harvard, 1993. 72 p. 47 illus. Did Egyptian dark blue glass come from Schneeburg, Saxony? So this claims. Studies in Ancient Technology. Forbes. Studies in Early Egyptian Glass. Lilyquist. The Medical Skills of Ancient Egypt, J. Worth Estes, Science History Publications, Canton Mass., 1989. Ancient Egyptian Science: a source book. Marshall Clagett. Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 1989. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society; v.184 A Study of Ancient Egyptian Cordage in the British Museum, Donald P. Ryan and David H. Hansen, London: British Museum, Occasional Paper 62, 1988. Science in Ancient Egypt. Woods, Geraldine. Watts, 1988. 92 p. Discusses the achievements of the ancient Egyptians in science, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, agriculture, and technology. (juvenile) The Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt, Jane B. Sellers, Penguin, 424 p. "Sellars argues that the stories of the ancient Egyptian religion have a firm basis in astronomy... observations were in time turned into mythic tales." A Survey of Glassmaking from Ancient Egypt to the Present. The Corning Museum of Glass; compiled by Charleen K. Edwards. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977. 59 p. Egyptian Chronology, E. Wente et al., Oriental Institute University of Chicago, 1976. A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy. Otto Neugebauer. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag, 1975. 3 vols. 1456 p. Ancient Egyptian Glasses and Glazes in the Brooklyn Museum. E. Riefstahl. Brooklyn, 1968. Egyptian Astronomical texts. O. Neugebauer and Richard Parker. London: Humphries, 1960-1969. [DMNS Lib.] Science and Secrets of Early Medicine: Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, Mexico, Peru. Jurgen Thorwald. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. New York, Harcourt, Brace & World 1963, 331 p. Translation of Macht und Geheimnis der fruhen Arzte. (?) The Physicians of Pharaonic Egypt. Paul Ghalioungui. Cairo: 1983. 115 p. The authoritative work on ancient Egyptian physicians and their craft. Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries. Alfred Lucas. 4th ed., rev. and enl. by J.R. Harris. London: E. Arnold, 1962. 523 p. Lucas worked on conservation of materials from the tomb of TutAnkhamun. (original 1936?) Physics and Archeology, M. J. Aitken, Interscience, 1961. Carbon 14 and other dating and mapping techniques. Anatomical identification of some ancient Egyptian plant materials. Elhamy A. M. Greiss. Cairo: Impr. C. Tsoumas, 1957. 165 p. The Old Egyptian Medical Papyri. Chauncey Depew Leake, Lawrence, Kan., University of Kansas Press, 1952. 108 p. The Calendars of Egypt, Richard Parker, Univ. Chicago, 1950. Glass and Glazes from Ancient Egypt. Brooklyn Museum 1948. 24 p. A short list of references on Egyptian glass and glazed wares. Bitumen and Petroleum in Antiquity. R.J. Forbes. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1936. Ancient Textiles from Egypt in the University of Michigan collection. Lillian M. Wilson. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan press, 1933. 77 p. The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus published in Facsimile with Translation and Commentary in Two Volumes. James Henry Breasted. Chicago, 1930. 596 p. 53 plates. ca. 2700 - 1700 B.C. Tools and Weapons. W. M. Flinders Petrie. London, 1917. The Hearst Medical Papyrus. George Reisner. Leipzig, 1905.

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