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Dodson, Aidan 1962-

Works: 73 works in 383 publications in 5 languages and 9,164 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Creator, Other, Scientific advisor
Classifications: DT83, 932.01
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Most widely held works by Aidan Dodson
Amarna sunset : Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian counter-reformation by Aidan Dodson( )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten's religious revolution in the fourteenth century BCE. Beginning at the regime's high-point in his Year 12, it traces the subsequent collapse that saw the deaths of many of the king's loved ones, his attempts to guarantee the revolution through co-rulers, and the last frenzied assault on the god Amun." "The book then outlines the events of the subsequent five decades that saw the extinction of the royal line, an attempt to place a foreigner on Egypt's throne, and the accession of three army officers in turn. Among its conclusions are that the mother of Tutankhamun was none other than Nefertiti, and that the queen was joint-pharaoh in turn with both her husband Akhenaten and her son. As such, she was herself instrumental in beginning the return to orthodoxy, undoing her erstwhile husband's life-work before her own mysterious disappearance."--Jacket
The complete royal families of Ancient Egypt by Aidan Dodson( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book illuminates the lives of some 1,300 kings, queens, princes and princesses of ancient Egypt, unravelling family relationships and exploring the parts they played in politics, cultural life and religion. It ranges from the dawn of Egyptian history, when only isolated glimpses are available of the royal family, through the vast progeny of Ramesses II, and ends with the fiendishly complicated - and blood-soaked - interconnections of the Ptolemies and Cleopatras."
The royal tombs of Ancient Egypt by Aidan Dodson( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal tombs of ancient Egypt include some of the most stupendous monuments of all time, containing some of the greatest treasures to survine from the ancient world. Thsi book is a history of the burial places of the rulers of Egypt from the very dawn of history down to and beyond the country's absorbtion into the Roman Empire, three millennia later. During this time, the tombs ranged from mudbrick-lined pits in the desert, through pyramid-topped labyrinths to superbly-decorated galleries penetrating deep into the rock of the Valley of the Kings. The first book to embrace in detail the entire range of tombs of kings, queens, princes and princesses, it covers the full extent of royal funerary monuments - not only the actual burial place, but also the placd where the worlds of the living and the dead came together in the temples that were built to provide for the dead pharoah's soul.--book jacket
The mummy in ancient Egypt : equipping the dead for eternity by Salima Ikram( Book )

18 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mummy in Ancient Egypt is the first modern account to survey the entire panoply of Egyptian burial equipment over 3,000 years. It first examines burial rites and tomb development, from the Giza pyramids to the underground chambers in the Valley of the Kings and beyond. Great discoveries are described, from Belzoni's early explorations and the uncovering at Thebes of the royal burial caches to Tutankhamun's magnificent tomb and recent scientific detective-work using X-rays and CAT-scanners." "The book then provides the most detailed survey ever of changing burial practices during the pharaonic era. Working from the mummy outwards, Ikram and Dodson reveal the evolution of methods for treating the body, wrapping it, adorning it and sheltering it. In so doing, they give for the first time a comprehensive account of the development of mummy masks, coffins, sarcophagi and canopic equipment. All the latest research is incorporated, some carried out by the authors themselves."--Jacket
The Egyptians by Cyril Aldred( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Egyptian civilization
The tomb in Ancient Egypt : royal and private sepulchres from the early dynastic period to the Romans by Aidan Dodson( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the pyramids along the Nile and the royal burial ground in the Valley of the Kings to the tombs of queens such as Ramesses II's consort Nefertari and the large number of private tombs of nobles like Rekhmire and Ramose, The Tomb in Ancient Egypt is an unparalleled guide for aficionados and Egyptologists alike." "Written by two experts in the field, this new book traces burial practices in Egypt over three millennia, from the dawn of Egyptian history to the Roman domination. It also illuminates the work of key scholars who excavated and catalogued their finds for posterity, and it includes a comprehensive list of the principal cemeteries, with glossary and maps for ease of reference. Richly illustrated with photographs of the monuments and their art, plus numerous diagrams and reconstruction drawings, this is an essential and authoritative resource for all those passionate about ancient Egypt."--Jacket
Monarchs of the Nile by Aidan Dodson( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a concise account of the lives and times of some of the more significant occupants of the Egyptian throne, from the unification of the country around 3000 B.C. down to the extinction of native rule just under three millennia later. Some, such as Tuthmosis III, had a major impact on their time, and were remembered by their own people until the very civilization collapsed. Others, such as Tutankhamun, were soon forgotten by the Egyptians themselves, only to burst into popular culture thousands of years after their deaths, as a result of the labors of modern archeologists. Still more remain unknown outside the small circle of professional archeologists, but led lives that call out for wider dissemination. This book sets out to provide a mix of all three categories, in an attempt to present a balanced view of Egyptian kings and their range of achievements."--Jacket
Amarna sunrise : Egypt from golden age to age of heresy by Aidan Dodson( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latter part of the fifteenth century bc saw Egypt's political power reach its zenith, with an empire that stretched from beyond the Euphrates in the north to much of what is now Sudan in the south. The wealth that flowed into Egypt allowed its kings to commission some of the most stupendous temples of all time, some of the greatest dedicated to Amun-Re, King of the Gods. Yet a century later these temples lay derelict, the god's images, names, and titles all erased in an orgy of iconoclasm by Akhenaten, the devotee of a single sun-god. This book traces the history of Egypt from the death of the great warrior-king Thutmose III to the high point of Akhenaten's reign, when the known world brought gifts to his newly-built capital city of Amarna, in particular looking at the way in which the cult of the sun became increasingly important to even 'orthodox' kings, culminating in the transformation of Akhenaten's father, Amenhotep III, into a solar deity in his own right"--Publisher's website
The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt by Aidan Dodson( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the reader on a fascinating journey that explores the orgins and development of heiroglyphic writing, bringing to life the ancient Egyptian world of kings and queens, religious and cultural ceremony, domestic and political life
Afterglow of Empire : Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance by Aidan Dodson( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the Nile Delta following a series of Assyrian invasions. Much of this era remains obscure, with little consensus among Egyptologists. Against this background, Aidan Dodson reconsiders the evidence and proposes a number of new solutions to the problems of the period. He also considers the art, architecture, and archaeology of the period, including the royal tombs of Tanis, one of which yielded the intact burials of no fewer than five pharaohs. The book is extensively illustrated with images of this material, much of which is little known to non-specialists of the period."--Publisher's website
Poisoned legacy : the decline and fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty by Aidan Dodson( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the death of Rameses II, the Nineteenth Dynasty soon fell into decline and familial conflict, culminating in a final civil war that ended with the accession of a new dynasty. Sethy I and Rameses II's promotion of a concept of a wider 'royal family' may have sown the seeds for the conflict among their descendants. Aidan Dodson explores the mysteries of the origins of the usurper-king Amenmeses and the career of the 'king-maker' of the period, the chancellor Bay. Having helped to install at least one pharaoh on the throne, Bay's life was ended by his abrupt execution, ordered by the woman with whom he had shared the regency of Egypt for the young and disabled King Siptah. Finally, the author considers how that woman, Towosret, became the last true female pharaoh, and how she finally lost her throne to the founder of the Twentieth Dynasty, Sethnakhte."--Jacket
The ancient Egypt guide by William J Murnane( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: This new edition will bring Murnane's engaging yet rigorous learning to a new audience, complete with a chapter on the wonderful medieval architecture of Cairo, and extensive practical information. The book combines up-to-date guidebook information with a compact yet wide-ranging cultural history. It contains: A complete background to Ancient Egypt, including its people and institutions. - Descriptions of the sites, all fully cross-referenced to the text. - Itineraries of the most significant Pharaonic remains, Christian sites and Islamic monuments around Cairo. - Detailed surveys of major monuments and accessible sites off the beaten track. - Over 200 area maps, plans and photographs. - Practical information for transportation, food, lodging and local customs
Monarchs of the Nile by Aidan Dodson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The canopic equipment of the kings of Egypt by Aidan Dodson( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While some containers were simple stone jars, many were objects of great artistic attainment, the high point perhaps being reached with the solid gold coffinettes of Tutankhamun and the gilded shrine that sheltered them, adorned by the exquisite figures of the four guardian goddesses. Such royal canopics are also of some historical import, one set of jars being key evidence of the existence of a new pharaoh of the Third Intermediate Period
The pyramids of ancient Egypt by Aidan Dodson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generasjoner av oppdagelsesreisende, historikere og arkeologer har arbeidet med å finne ut hemmelighetene bak pyramidene i Egypt. I denne boken gjennomgår egyptologen Dr. Aidan Dodson de ulike aspektene forskere har vært opptatt av; kulturen, politikken og religionene i det antikke Egypt, og presenter også sin egen teori på hvorfor disse mektige byggene ble reist. Skritt for skritt tar han oss med på pyramidebyggingens mer enn 2000 år lange historie. Boken er samtidig en guidebok til alle de kongelige pyramidene fra det antikke Egypt. Boken er rikt illustrert. Register og ordliste bak
After the pyramids : the Valley of the Kings and beyond by Aidan Dodson( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian rock-cut tombs by Aidan Dodson( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal tombs of Great Britain : an illustrated history by Aidan Dodson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this copiously illustrated book, Aidan Dodson provides a concise digest, largely based on primary source material, of all that is known about the various sepulchres of the rulers of Great Britain down to the present day. Entries include a very brief biographical note on the tomb's owner, the circumstances of death, the architecture and decoration of the tomb, and its post-interment history. The book also includes summary details of the burials of royal consorts, of the Stuarts in exile, and of foreign monarchs buried in Great Britain. A final appendix lists and describes the principal chapels, churches and mausolea that contain royal tombs."--Jacket
Royal mummies in the Egyptian Museum by Salima Ikram( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life everlasting : National Museums Scotland collection of ancient Egyptian coffins by Bill Manley( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The complete royal families of Ancient Egypt
The complete royal families of Ancient EgyptThe mummy in ancient Egypt : equipping the dead for eternityThe EgyptiansThe tomb in Ancient Egypt : royal and private sepulchres from the early dynastic period to the RomansMonarchs of the NileThe hieroglyphs of ancient EgyptPoisoned legacy : the decline and fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian DynastyThe ancient Egypt guide
Alternative Names
Aidan Dodson anglický egyptolog a historik

Aidan Dodson britischer Ägyptologe

Aidan Dodson egittologo inglese

Aidan Dodson egyptoloog uit Engeland

Aidan Mark Dodson

Dodson, A. M. 1962-

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איידן דודסון

إدان دودسون، 1962-

أيدان دودسون

ドドソン, エイダン

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