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Pharaoh’s Servants away from the Nile : Development of Contacts Between the Ancient Egyptian Civilization and Surrounding Areas in the Era of Old and Middle Kingdoms Pharaoh’s Servants away from the Nile : Development of Contacts Between the Ancient Egyptian Civilization and Surrounding Areas in the Era of Old and Middle Kingdoms

Maxim Lebedev

Pharaoh’s Servants away from the Nile : Development of Contacts Between the Ancient Egyptian Civilization and Surrounding Areas in the Era of Old and Middle Kingdoms

Nestor-Istoriya

Sankt-Peterburg, 2015, 688 pages

ISBN: 978-5-4469-0720-5

This monograph is the result of many years of study into ancient Egyptian civilization interaction with the surrounding areas and their population in the era of the Old and Middle Kingdoms. The basis of the work is study of the process of formation and development of ancient Egyptian expeditions for materials to the mines and stone quarries outside the Nile Valley, as well as their socio-economic, cultural and political importance for the ancient Egyp-tian society in the time of construction of the king’s pyramids. At the same time the studied enterprises are considered in close connection with wider process of penetration of Egyptians outside the Nile Valley. In this process, the expeditions for materials were only one of the important instruments for interaction of the Egyptian state with the surrounding areas. The work is based on the research of numerous written sources. Most of these texts are translated into Russian for the first time.

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