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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122119997446 Details: TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! The Splendor That Was Egypt (Revised Edition) by Margaret A. Murray. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 256 pages. Publisher: Dover Publications; (2004). How different would Western life be today had the civilization of ancient Egypt never existed? This excellent study by one of the greatest leading Egyptologists of the late nineteenth century provides astonishing answers to that question through an insightful exploration of Egyptian life and culture. Murray examines in detail such topics as food preparation, recreational pastimes, burial customs, religious beliefs, furniture and decor, social rituals, and the importance assigned to art and literature. A complete picture emerges of achievements in architecture, agriculture, horticulture, clothing, physics, astronomy, medicine, engineering, and other sciences; as well as in the establishment of law, government, and religion. This fascinating work will appeal to historians as well as general readers interested in this ancient land. 98 black-and-white plates; 24 line drawings. Index. Bibliography. 4 appendices. List of Kings. CONDITION: Light shelf wear and small tear near spine on cover, otherwise New, never read. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Though perhaps more widely known now for her later controversial work on witchcraft in Western Europe, Murray (1863-1963) was originally a renowned British archaeologist and Egyptologist. Here she discusses not only the monuments and dynasties, but also religion, furniture, social rituals, and other aspects of ordinary life. Her study was originally published in 1949; this edition reproduces the revised edition published by Hawthorn Books in 1963, rendering the original color plates in black-and-white. Margaret Murray, a British scholar and specialist in Egyptian hieroglyphics, became an archeologist in a roundabout way. Because it was difficult in her day for a woman to receive an advanced degree in archeology, she obtained a degree in linguistics instead. Linguistics led to study of Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptology. Sir Flinders Petrie of the University College of London allowed her to join him in his excavations at Abydos in Egypt in the late 1890's. Thanks to this work, she was able to join the staff of the University College, which later allowed her to lecture around the country. She was also an ardent feminist. In 1921 she published “The Witch-Cult in Western Europe”, in which she claimed that the persecution of witches in Europe was an attack of patriarchal establishment on ancient, woman-centered religions. In 1926 she became a fellow of Britain's Royal Anthropological Institute. In 1931 she published this book on Egyptian archeology, “The Splendor That Was Egypt”. From 1953-1955 she was president of Britain's Folklore Society. In 1963 at the age of 100, she published her autobiography, “Centenary and The Genesis of Religion”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: A 19th-century Egyptologist provides details on Egypt's food preparation, recreational past-times, social rituals, religious beliefs, architecture, furniture and decor, agriculture, horticulture, astronomy, clothing, physics, medicine, engineering, law, and government. REVIEW: A fascinating, readable study that will appeal to historians and general readers alike, this literate investigation of a civilization rich in cultural achievements does a fine job in culling the enormous field of Egyptology to bring its best fruits within the scope of the intelligent but busy reader. REVIEW: One of the world's leading Eyptologists produced this, her magnum opus after more than 60 years' research and excavations, initially with the renowned Flinders Petrie on one of his historic expeditions to Egypt. This new and revised edition must be one of the few books written by a centegenarian. REVIEW: Pioneering Egyptologist examines in detail such topics as food preparation, burial customs, and social rituals, creating a complete picture of achievements, from architecture and medicine to engineering and government. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: A coherent and fascinating survey of ancient Egyptian history. Dr Murray also traces the movements of the people, their wars and conquests, religious beliefs, social customs, art and literature. One chapter is devoted to pre-historic Egypt. A wonderful overview of ancient Egypt, from the history of the royal pharaohs to the daily life of the ordinary Egyptian. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). The shipment 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). 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). There is also 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 shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and 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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