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This lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive analysis of clothing in Late Period Egypt (750 to 332 BC) through a comparison of representations on reliefs, paintings, and statues to preserved textiles, and supplemented by references in ancient texts. It shows the historical evolution of clothing that extends far beyond the Late Period. The book reveals the influence of archaism and innovation, as well as how clothes reflect geography, ethnicity, and social roles. It provides some new criteria for dating and interpretation of representations through careful examination of changes in Egyptian fashion. The resulting work is of value to anyone studying dress in ancient Egypt and other areas of the ancient world.
The civilization of Ancient Egypt is among the first in the world and among the most impressive of its time. A marked preoccupation with the afterlife, relative geographical isolation, an extremely fertile soil, and high demands made on the people to manage the annual floods of the Nile combined to create an amazingly rich and varied culture with a strong identity of its own that existed uninterrupted for three thousand years. The Probleme der Ägyptologie series, founded in 1953 by Hermann Kees, is focused on the religion, literature, politics, language, and social and economic history of Ancient Egypt, including pharaonic, Ptolemaic, and Roman time periods. The series includes monographs on substantial subjects, thematic collections of articles, and handbooks.

The series published two volumes over the last 5 years.
Elephantine is a small island in the Nile where, since the beginning of the 20th century, thousands of papyri were discovered, including Aramaic papyri from the Jewish community that lived on Elephantine. Although much has been published, boxes filled with thousands of papyri (approximately 80% of the total discoveries) have never been catalogued, let alone been studied or published. This particular series is dedicated to publishing text editions and studies of this large, previously unpublished material in order to make it more accessible to the Egyptological academic community.
Bab el-Gasus (an Arabic expression meaning “The Gate of the Priests”) figures among one of the most important events in Egyptian archaeology: it was not only one of the largest tombs ever found in Egypt, but had also remained completely undisturbed since Antiquity. Excavated by Georges Daressy and Eugène Grébaut in 1891, 153 burials of Amun priests and priestesses were uncovered in its vast galleries, together with a large hoard of funerary equipment consisting of 254 coffins, 110 boxes containing ushebtis, 77 Osiris statues (most of them containing funerary papyri), eight wooden stelae, eight statues of Isis and Nephthys and sixteen canopic jars. Offerings, mats, pottery, floral garlands and fruits covered the floor of the tomb. Later on, after the find had been removed to the Giza Museum, Daressy and his assistants examined some of the mummies and added to the previous record of objects an outstanding collection of artefacts consisting of amulets, wax figurines, cloths, shrouds, sandals and funerary papyri. Due to the size of this discovery, the Egyptian authorities of the time decided to offer a substantial part of the find to nations with diplomatic representation in Egypt. Seventeen nations received such collections, which meant that the find was dispersed throughout Europe, America and the Middle East. The fact that the tomb held an important sample of the Egyptian community of priests and priestesses in Theban society (153 individuals), and provided hundreds of documents that shed light on one of the most obscure periods of Egyptian history, makes it an invaluable resource for the study of the Egyptian material culture. The Gate of the Priests Project is a consortium of institutions involving the University of Coimbra, the University of Leiden, the National Museum of Antiquities of Leiden, the Vatican Museums and the University of California - Los Angeles, among other partners. Its main purpose is to reconstruct the original Bab el-Gasus collection and other Egyptian burials dating from the Third Intermediate Period. Brill´s Gate of the Priests series is the result of this effort to document and study the collection, and aims to publish monographs and critical studies on the funerary culture of the Third Intermediate Period, with a particular focus on Bab el-Gasus and the 21st Dynasty. As such, it intends both to bring together the most significant scholarship undertaken in recent years, as well as to provide a forum in which new approaches can be discussed, in order to restore the original integrity of one of the most important discoveries in the history of Egyptian archaeology.
This monograph series is intended to present scholarly publications on topics related to the area of Gebel el-Silsila, and results from the ongoing scientific work there. It includes, but is not limited to, the fields of Egyptology, Archaeology, Classical history, Prehistory, Epigraphy, Osteology, Geology, etc. Invited topics include recent PhD dissertations; excavation reports; specialized studies in language, history and culture from Egyptian prehistory to the early Islamic period; conference proceedings; publications of scholarly archives; and historiographical works relating to Gebel el-Silsila and its neighbouring sites.
For the first time, this book presents the complete collection of Greek inscriptions of Gebel el-Silsila East – Ancient Egypt’s largest and most important sandstone quarry, including lists of names and professions of individuals involved in the quarry expeditions. The inscriptions are described, illustrated and analysed and placed within their archaeological context based on careful documentation in situ with up-to-date methodology. The work makes substantial contributions in the form of novel and improved readings and interpretations of known texts and of the new publication of texts discovered through the fieldwork. It is the first volume of three dealing with Graeco-Roman inscriptions on the east bank, with the following two volumes to cover the demotic texts and quarry marks respectively.
In: Greek Inscriptions on the East Bank
In: Greek Inscriptions on the East Bank
In: Greek Inscriptions on the East Bank