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Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Seafaring in Ancient Egypt by David Fabre. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with Dustjacket. Publisher: Periplus Publishing London (2004). Pages: 278. Size: 13x11 inches (5+ pounds) . Egyptian sources concerning the organization of maritime exchanges between Ancient Egypt and the Near East, the Aegean, and the coastal areas of the Red Sea are particularly fragmentary and diverse. This book synthesizes the different sources for the first time, comparing recent discoveries with the often more detailed evidence from Ancient Greece and Rome. While much is known about the Egyptians’ use of inland waterways, their extensive voyaging on the open sea has often been overlooked. This, the first volume of two, explores the maritime world of Ancient Egypt against the wider perspective of its economic history. The book is divided into two parts. “Egypt and the Sea” examines the regions of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea that were frequented by the Egyptians, collating the archaeological and textual evidence on port structures and naval architecture, as well as drawing on fields outside Egyptology. “The Professionals of Maritime Voyaging” analyzes the status of the people involved in seafaring, as well as the legal, social, and political structures affecting trade. CONDITION: NEW. New HUGE (13x11, 5+ pound) pictorial hardcover with dustjacket. Periplus Publishing (2004) 278 pages. Unblemished and pristine in every respect. Pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #7657a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Against the traditional and static view of an Egypt that one too often imagines stuck in its eternal wisdom and fixed in the immutable sites of the Valley of the Kings, this book presents a completely different image, that of a kingdom searching to find its place at sea, along the coastline of ancient Asia, Crete and other parts of the Mediterranean, also sailing to the Red Sea in their quest to find the mysterious land of Punt. REVIEW: Scholars long underestimated the seafaring capabilities of the ancient Egyptians, but recent excavations beside the Red Sea demand respect for the mastery of shipbuilding technology of about 4,000 years ago. The unique ability to acquire Mediterranean cedar for use in building Red Sea ships provided the Egyptians access to what they called the marvels of Punt. While the frontier staging ground at Gawasis expands our knowledge of how and when they sailed south to return with incense and other cargoes, many details remain obscure. Nonetheless, ship timbers and maritime artefacts at Gawasis illustrate the technological, administrative and bureaucratic nature of ancient Egyptian engagement with the world beyond the Nile. Studying these abandoned ship planks and equipment—the products of shipyards operating under an approach that recalls assembly-line construction—informs us about ship technology and shipbuilders, as well as the use of watercraft at sea in ancient Egypt. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: People usually consider the ancient Egyptians as focused on the Nile, but recent research and discovery at archaeological sites throughout Egypt and the Levant suggests this perception is out-dated. For more than a century, scholars have argued about when, how and in what sort of ships the ancient Egyptians went to sea. Discovery of the remains of seagoing ships at the pharaonic anchorages of Wadi Gawasis and Ayn Sokhna recently provides the first physical evidence of these massive cedar ships. Their cargoes are attested by textual references, as well as archaeological evidence, and the impact of seafaring on Egyptian society is reflected in areas as diverse as gold jewelry and consolidation of the throne by an expedition sent to acquire frankincense and other exotic products from lands bordering the southern Red Sea. Here’s an exceptional pictorial documentary of those peoples and their ocean-going craft. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This beautiful book, with many illustrations in color, and maps, diagrams and such, is highly recommended to anyone interested in ancient history, the sea, commerce, and the human condition. It is written by an expert Egyptologist in a pleasant, readable style. It is chock-a-block full of information, including for example, translations of passages from "The Shipwrecked Sailor" and the Punt Expedition of Hatshepsut. Major headings in the table of contents are: Part One: Egypt and the Sea. Chapter I: The Bordering Seas. I. The Bordering Seas. II. The Mediterranean Sea. III. The Red Sea. Chapter II: The Ports. I. Ports, moorings, quays and emporion. II. The Ports of the Delta and the Mediterranean coastline. III. The Red Sea Ports. Chapter III: The Ships. I. The Egyptian navy. II. Egyptian Naval architecture. Part Two: The Professionals of Maritime Voyaging. Chapter I: Personnel of ports and ships. I. The port personnel. II. The sailing personnel. Chapter II: The Traders. I. Ship's operators and commercial associations. II. Brokers, merchants, traders, traffickers. III. Messengers, ambassadors, diplomats, and wholesalers. IV. `Market women' and neighborhood trade. Chapter III: Religion and Beliefs. I. Superstitions, beliefs and religion. II. Ceremonies and thank-offerings. III. Egyptian religion and the beliefs of the Phoenician traders. Conclusion. Chronology, Lexicon of nautical terms, Glossary, Index, Sources, Bibliography. I own over one hundred books on ancient Egypt, and I rank this in the top ten. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). However this book is quite heavy, and it is too large to fit into a flat rate mailer. Therefore the shipping costs are somewhat higher than what is otherwise ordinary. There is a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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