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Thebes [Modern Luxor]: Its Tombs and Their Tenants, Ancient & Present


Includes a record of Excavations in the Necropolis


Rhind's book on Thebes is unique in that unlike many other Egyptologists of his time, he gives a precise and detailed description of how he excavated the sites, in itself an immense value to the history of archaeology.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-931956-44-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Oct 9,2002
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 372
ISBN: 1-931956-44-8
$175.00
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Alexander Henry Rhind, a Scottish lawyer who traveled to Egypt for his health in 1855-56 and 1856-57, is probably best known for the Egyptian Mathematical Papyrus that bears his name (now preserved at the British Museum). As did many other educated Europeans who went to Egypt for medical reasons, Rhind undertook excavations in the Theban area (modern Luxor). Through his excavations and purchases, he acquired a large collection of antiquities, much of which is now in Edinburgh and still unpublished. Rhind's book on Thebes is unique in that unlike many other Egyptologists of his time, he gives a precise and detailed description of how he actually excavated the sites, in itself an immense value to the history of archaeology.

This edition is a reproduction of the 1862 first edition, and includes many illustrations. (The value of the original edition in the antiquarian market averages $500.00.)

Alexander Henry Rhind, a Scottish lawyer who traveled to Egypt for his health in 1855-56 and 1856-57, is probably best known for the Egyptian Mathematical Papyrus that bears his name (now preserved at the British Museum). As did many other educated Europeans who went to Egypt for medical reasons, Rhind undertook excavations in the Theban area (modern Luxor). Through his excavations and purchases, he acquired a large collection of antiquities, much of which is now in Edinburgh and still unpublished. Rhind's book on Thebes is unique in that unlike many other Egyptologists of his time, he gives a precise and detailed description of how he actually excavated the sites, in itself an immense value to the history of archaeology.

This edition is a reproduction of the 1862 first edition, and includes many illustrations. (The value of the original edition in the antiquarian market averages $500.00.)

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Alexander Rhind

  • Preface
  • Thebes
  • The Necropolis
  • On the Results of Former Sepulchral Researches
  • The Unrifled Tomb of a Theban Dignitary and Its Contents
  • A Burial-Place of the Poor
  • Excavations Among Tombs of Various Grades
  • On the Theories Explanatory of Egyptian Sepulture
  • The Sepulchral Evidence on Early Metallurgic Practice
  • How the Demand for Egyptian Relics Has Been Supplied
  • The Present Tenants of the Tombs
  • The Present Tenants of the Tombs and Their Rulers