Egypt to the end of the Old Kingdom
New York, N.Y.: Thames and Hudson, 1992 [reprint].
143 p.: ill., maps
By line: Cyril Aldred
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2000. Computer File
Protohistoric Egypt (MR80)
Miscellaneous structures (349);
Visual arts (5311);
Chief executive (643);
Executive household (644);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Spirits and gods (776);
Aldred writes an overview of Egypt from
Paleolithic times up through the Old Kingdom. He writes of the material culture
and of the small bit of history that can be learned from the Egyptian texts.
Aldred discusses the architecture of Dynasties III-VI (mostly the pyramids and
mastabas) and the art and furniture found in them. Sculpture from these same
dynasties is also discussed. The emphasis is on royalty and the elite rather
than the lower classes.
Document ID: mr80-007
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