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Book Title: Atlas van het oude Egypte|
The author of the book: John R. Baines
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Date of issue: 1988
ISBN 13: 9789051570496
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This important book treats an old theme - the civilization of ancient Egypt - in an entirely new way: never before has Egyptian culture been presented in the form of an atlas. In fact it is far more than an atlas in the traditional sense of the word: in addition to the many historical and topographical maps, the book contains a substantial text by two distinguished Egyptologists as well as numerous color photographs and drawings illustrating every aspect of this fascinating subject.
The central section of the book takes the reader on a journey down the Nile, calling at some 90 sites where significant discoveries have been made or spectacular monuments stand. From the recent rescue of Abu Simbel from the waters of Lake Nasser to the pyramids of Giza, from the treasures of Tut'ankhamun to the shifting sands of the delta, the reader is transported effortlessly by means of maps, photographs, site plans and a most graphic account to the visible remains.
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Read information about the authorJohn Robert Baines is the oldest son of Edward Russell Baines and his wife Dora Margaret Jean (née O’Brien). He was educated at Winchester College, an all boys public boarding school in Winchester, Hampshire, England. He went on to study Egyptology at the University of Oxford. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in 1967, later promoted to Master of Arts (MA). He gained his Doctor of Philosophy degree (DPhil) in 1976.
Baines was Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford from 1976 to 2013. He was one of the youngest tenured professors at the university at the age of 30. He is also the author of multiple scholarly articles and publications relating to ancient Egyptian civilization.
His research interests are in Ancient Egyptian art, religion, literature, and biographies; modelling ancient Egyptian society; comparative and anthropological approaches to ancient civilizations.
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