Publication Subsidy for 'The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt' Project

This book brings together the latest archaeological data and presents an entirely new in-depth study setting the parameters for Egypt as an early urban society, an aspect that has frequently been clouded by the repeated comparisons to ancient Mesopotamian city-states Project: Nadine Moeller

The illustrations for which the AEF supported consist mainly of new site plans, some of which were made by using Google Earth but there are also a considerable amount of redrawn maps showing more details and new labels. In several cases multiple site plans were incorporated into one which makes the reading of the archaeological evidence much more comprehensive. One of the main shortcomings concerning studies on ancient Egyptian towns and cities in the past has been the publication of the same plans without new information or updates reflecting recent fieldwork and related discoveries. The grant, covered the production costs for 110 illustrations.

Project Details

Location: United States, Northern America, Americas Organiser(s): Oriental Institute Museum Project partner(s): Cambridge University Press Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt-Antiquities Endowment Fund Funding received: $3,850 Commencement Date: 08/2014 Project Status: Completed
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