ISBN-13: 9780415185899 / Angielski / Twarda / 1999 / 938 str.
This reference work attempts to give a systematic coverage of the archaeology of this region from the earliest finds of the Palaeolithic period through to the fourth century AD. Over several years this venture has resulted in more than four hundred, alphabetically arranged, signed entries with contributions drawn from Europe, North America, Egypt, Israel and Australia. The material has been compiled by an international team of scholars in the field. The volume opens with an introduction focusing on the definition and scope of Egyptian archaeology, factors of site preservation and other background material to the carrying out of archaeological activity in the region. This is followed by a chronology of prehistoric periods and dynasties which provides a constant point of reference for the material which follows. Thirteen historical overviews then map the history of archaeology in Egypt (and Nubia) from the Palaeolithic to the Roman period.