By John Romer
The traditional global involves lifestyles within the first quantity in a publication sequence at the background of Egypt, spanning the 1st farmers to the development of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer attracts on a life of examine to inform one history's maximum tales; how, over greater than 1000 years, a society of farmers created a wealthy, brilliant international the place probably the most excellent of all human-made landmarks, the good Pyramid, was once outfitted. Immersing the reader within the Egypt of the previous, Romer examines and demanding situations the long-held theories approximately what archaeological unearths suggest and what tales they inform approximately how the Egyptians lived. greater than simply an account of 1 of the main interesting sessions of heritage, this engrossing ebook asks readers to take a step again and query what they've realized approximately Egypt long ago. lovers of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and heritage buffs might be captivated by way of this re-telling of Egyptian heritage, written by means of one of many most sensible Egyptologists on the earth.
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Ruler of Amurru. He was a vassal of the Egyptians in Syria. His career is known from the Amarna letters. Abdi-Ashirta embarked on a campaign of conquest against his neighbors with the help of the Habiru. Abdi-Ashirta argued that his acts were in Egypt’s best interest and protested his loyalty to the pharaoh. He was later arrested by the Egyptian authorities and possibly executed. His son, Aziru, succeeded him. ABRAHAM (fl. 590–620). Abbot of the monastery of St. Phiobammon at Deir el-Bahri and Bishop of Armant.
14 • AMENEMHAT II AMENEMHAT II (reigned c. 1922–1878 BC). Throne name Nubkaure. Son of Senusret I of Dynasty 12 and Nefru. He continued Egyptian expansion in Nubia and sent expeditions to the Red Sea and Punt. An inscription gives details of campaigns in the Sinai Peninsula and possibly further north. Amenemhat II maintained contacts with Byblos. He was buried in a pyramid complex at Dahshur. See also KHENEMET-NEFER-HEDJET; SENUSRET II. AMENEMHAT III (reigned c. 1855–1808 BC). Throne name Nimaatre.
The 12 • AMARNA town appears to have been founded by Sety I, with further construction by his son, Ramesses II. It was probably the major administrative center for Upper Nubia. It was excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1938–1939 and 1947–1950. AMARNA. The modern Arabic name el-Amarna or Tell el-Amarna denotes the site of the capital city Akhetaten founded by Akhenaten in Middle Egypt in his year 5 (1348 BC). Akhenaten claimed to have chosen a virgin site to become the new capital, away from the religious intolerance of Thebes and where he was free to pursue the worship of Aten.