Ancient Egyptian chronology [electronic resource] /
edited by Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss, and David A. Warburton
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
ix, 517 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
9004113851 (alk. paper), 9789004113855 (alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
9004113851 (alk. paper)
9789004113855 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 504-508) and index.
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Reviewing the foundations of ancient Egyptian chronology, this work presents a relative and an absolute chronology for the time span from prehistoric times down until the Hellenistic Period.
Main Description
This volume deals with the chronology of Ancient Egypt from the fourth millennium until the Hellenistic Period. An initial section reviews the foundations of Egyptian chronology, both ancient and modern, from annals and kinglists to C14 analyses of archaeological data. Specialists discuss sources, compile lists of known dates, and analyze biographical information in the section devoted to relative chronology. The editors are responsible for the final section which attempts a synthesis of the entire range of available data to arrive at alternative absolute chronologies. The prospective readership includes specialists in Near Eastern and Aegean studies as well as Egyptologists.
Table of Contents
Egyptian chronographical tradition and method of dating
Royal annalsp. 19
The Royal Canon of Turinp. 26
King Lists and Manetho's Aigyptiakap. 33
Genealogy and Chronologyp. 37
Methods of dating and the Egyptian calendarp. 45
Relative chronology
Predynastic - early dynastic chronologyp. 55
Dynasties 0-2p. 94
Dynasty 3p. 116
Dynasties 4 to 5p. 124
Dynasties 6 and 8p. 144
First intermediate periodp. 159
Middle kingdom and the second intermediate periodp. 168
New kingdomp. 197
Dynasty 21p. 218
Third intermediate periodp. 234
Saite and Persian Egyptp. 265
Nubian kingdoms, Dyn. 25 through the kingdom of Meroep. 284
Chronological links between the cuneiform world of the ancient near east and ancient Egyptp. 304
Absolute chronology
Radiocarbon dating and Egyptian chronologyp. 327
Luminescence dating of Egyptian artefactsp. 356
Dendrochronologyp. 361
Dates relating to seasonal phenomena and miscellaneous astronomical datesp. 369
Astronomy on the horizon - a tool for ancient Egyptian chronology?p. 380
Lunar days, lunar months, and the question of the civil based lunar calendarp. 386
Long-term variation in the motions of the earth and the moonp. 392
Lunar datesp. 395
The heliacal rising of Siriusp. 432
Egyptian Sirius/Sothic dates and the question of the Sirius based lunar calenderp. 439
Foundations of day-exact chronology : 690 B.C.-332 B.C.p. 458
Conclusions and chronological tables
Conclusions and a postscript to part II, chapter Ip. 473
Chronological table for the dynastic periodp. 490
Tables for Kushite rulersp. 496
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