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The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC

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During the Old and Middle Kingdoms, Ancient Egypt led the world in the construction of fortifications. The oldest was discovered on Elephantine Island and dates to c.2900 BC. This book investigates over 2,000 years of Egyptian fortification, including both fortified cities and military installations. It covers the most famous sites, including the fortified town of Ayn Asil and the fortress of Buhen. The text also examines the specific defensive structures within the fortifications, including gates, walls, and towers, and looks at both the operation and social history of these ancient military strongholds. Maps, photographs, and artwork by Brian Delf recreate this long-lost but legendary era, a treat for the eye as well as the mind.
The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC
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'The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC.'
Dr Carola Vogel received her PhD in Egyptology from the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. She has a strong background in ancient Egyptian military history and is publishing and lecturing extensively in this field. Her dissertation on Egyptian fortresses and garrisons up to the Middle Kingdom was awarded with the third prize of the renowned Werner von Hahlweg Prize in 2000.
Contents Introduction Chronology Design and development Tour of the sites: Aniba, Buhen, Uronarti, Semna-West The living sites The sites in war Aftermath The sites today Further reading Glossary Index
Dr. Vogel has produced a highly readable and interesting work based on the remaining evidence... The reconstructions are excellent with maps indicating the locations of the sites. The author explains, based on remaining evidence and some of her own conclusions, what life was like for the garrisons. "JE Kaufmann, SITE O" ... most archaeologists give [ancient fortifications] ... little attention unless there is something really impressive remaining to work with. Dr. Vogel has produced a highly readable and interesting work based on the remaining evidence. "J.E. Kaufmann, SITE O""
Author
Carola Vogel
Pages
64
Publisher
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Series
Fortress
Language
English
Illustrator
Brian Delf
ISBN-10
1846039568
ISBN-13
9781846039560
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2010
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Place of Publication
Osprey
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
623.1932
Series Number
98
Publication Date
2010-09-06
Short Title
FORTIFICATIONS OF ANCIENT EGYP
Illustrations
b/w and col illus
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