Published by British Museum Press in 2004, 319 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N4382)
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The thousand years of Egyptian history from Alexander the Great to the Arab conquest (332 BC-AD 641) are rich in archaeological interest and well documented by 50,000 papyri in Greek, Egyptian, Latin and other languages. But travellers and others interested in the remains of this period are ill-served by most guides to Egypt, which concentrate on the pharaonic buildings. This fascinating and immensley detailed book redresses the balance, providing the necessary background to appreciate the wealth of temples, tombs, villages, churches and monasteries of the Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique periods.
Written by a dozen leading specialists, this book reflects the latest research, both in the field and in the library, and it is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, drawings and maps, as well as 16 pages of colur plate photographs