The Ancient Egyptians


Adam Ashcroft

Book List
This is my book list!

Titles
My Comments
Authors
Publishers
Pages
Year
A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian
A dictionary of nearly 6000 carefully chosen words. In hieroglyphs, transliteration & translation
Faulkner, Raymond O
Griffith Institute
327
1988
A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
All the Egyptians deities catalogued into an easy dictionary - descriptions and history
Hart, George
Routledge
229
1st Print 1986 / This Reprint 2000
A History of the Ancient Egyptians
Breasted's history - a bit dated but still interesting reading
Breasted, James Henry
London, John Murray
469
1st Print 1905 / This Reprint 1927
ABC of Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Contains lists of the most frequently occuring hieroglyphs with simple exercises. A good introduction.
Malek, Jaromir
Ashmolean Museum
46
1994
An Introduction to Egyptology
A gentle introduction into the whole range of life from the Pyramids, Pharoahs and everday life.
Putnam, James
Grange Books
112
1997
Ancient Egypt
The myths and religion of Ancient Egypt. Studies the tombs, temples and burial sites as well as the chronology.
Oakes, L / Gahlin, L
Select Editions
512
2002
Ancient Egyptian Magic
The mythology and magic of Ancient Egypt. The beliefs, rituals and magical practices.
Christie, Anne
Silverdale Books
112
2003
Ancient Egyptian Literature - Volume 1: The Old and Middle Kingdoms
Excellent book on the translations of the monuments, inscriptions and literature of Ancient Egypt
Lichtheim, Miriam
California
235
1st Print 1975 / This Reprint 1997
Atlas of Ancient Egypt
The first ever atlas of Ancient Egypt. Maps and descriptions of all the Ancient towns and cities - Excellent book.
Baines, J / Malek, J
Andromeda Oxford
240
1996
British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
A very good, in-depth dictionary on Ancient Egypt
Shaw, Ian/Nicholson, Paul

326
1st Print 1995 / This Reprint 1997
Chronicle of the Pharaohs
Rundown and chronology of the Kings, Queens and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.
Clayton, Peter A.
Thames & Hudson
224
1994
Conversations with Mummies
In depth look at mummification and it's history
David, Rosalie/Archbold, R
Harper Collins
191
2000
Death in Ancient Egypt
Burial customs - the objects within the tombs as well as the Ancient Egyptians philosophy on Death and the afterlife.
Spencer, A.J.
Penguin
256
1982
Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Excellent book with many colorful illustrations on reading hieroglyphs. Good tips and pointers on remembering as well.
McDermott, Bridget
Duncan Baird Publishers
171
2001
Description of Egypt
Many, many of the engravings and pictures from Napoleon's expedition into Egypt, condensed into a pocket sized book - fabulous quality pictures.
Neret, Gilles
Taschen
191
2003
Dictionary of Egyptology
General, small, pocket reference.
Brockhampton Reference
Brockhampton Press
188
1997
Egypt - Gods, Myths and Religion
An in-depth examination at the religious belief and myths.
Gahlin, Lucia
Lorenz Books
256
2001
Egypt - The World of the Pharaohs
An absolute MONSTER of a book. From prehistoric times, it tells of the complete history of the Ancient Egyptians. Superb photo's, maps and diagrams. Weighs a ton with a ton of information!
Schulz, R / Seidel, M
Konemann
538
2003
Egypt and Nubia
Nubia's history and it's relationship with Ancient Egypt
Taylor, John H.
British Museum
72
1993
Egypt of the Pharaohs
Excellent piece of work. All the king-lists as well as the history of the Egyptian people and pharaohs
Gardiner, Sir Alan
Oxford Uni' Press
461
1st Print 1961 / This Reprint 1964
Egypt's False Prophet - Akhenaton
Nicholas Reeves interpretation on the life of this amazing and compelling figure.
Reeves, Nicholas
Thames & Hudson
208
2001
Egyptian Grammar
The ultimate book for learning to read and write Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. EXCELLENT!
Gardiner
Griffith Institute
646
1st Print 1927 / This Reprint 1999
Egyptian Language
Lessons in understanding the Hieroglyphs.
Budge, E.A. Wallis
Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd
246
1st Print 1910 / This Reprint 1973
Exploring the World of the Pharaohs
A guide to Ancient Egypt with most topics included.
Hobson, Christine
Thames & Hudson
192
1980
From Dot to Cleopatra
Plain speaking book to take the baffle and confusion out of the history of Ancient Egypt from the year 'Dot'.
Buffry, Alan
Frontier
232
1997
GIZA - The Truth
Theories, methods, measurements, conspiracies etc - fascinating reading!
Lawton, I/Ogilvie-Herald, C
Virgin
573
2000
How To Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs
A step-by-step guide to teaching yourself how to read hieroglyphs
Collier, M / Manley, B
British Museum
176
1998
How To Read Hieroglyphes
Teaches you how to read the names of the most important Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.
Lambelet, K
Lehnert & Landrock Succ. Publish. Cairo
20
1974
Introducing Egyptian Hieroglyphs
11 Lessons in understanding how to read and write hieroglyphs
Watterson, Barbara
Scottish Academic Press
152
1980
Judgement of the Pharaoh
Description of the law, crimes and punishments of Ancient Egypt.
Tyldesley, Joyce
Phoenix
199
2000
Legends of the Egyptian Gods
The legends of the Gods of Ancient Egypt in hieroglyphs and their translations
Budge, E.A. Wallis
Dover
248
1st Print 1912 / This Reprint 1994
Life In The Land Of The Pharaohs
General description of the lives of Ancient Egyptians
Readers Digest
Readers Digest
160
1995
Mummies - Unwrapping the Past
Learning the techniques of mummification and it's meanings.
David, Rosalie
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
40
1997
Myths & Legends of Egypt
The ancient rituals and stories of Ancient Egypt - the myths and legends.
Spence, Lewis
Senate
370
1st Print 1915 / This Reprint 1998
Notes on Middle Egyptian Grammar
Exercises and lessons on the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Lots of translations. A very good book.
Bakir, A.M.
Aris & Phillips
152
1st Print 1978 / This Reprint 1984
People of the Pharaohs
The life, beliefs and achievements of the ordinary people of Ancient Egypt by examining the trades and professions from all levels of society.
Wilson, Hilary
Brockhampton Press
248
1st Print 1997 / This Reprint 1999
Reading the Past - Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Teaches the basic principles of reading hieroglyphs.
Davies, W.V.
British Museum
64
1st Print 1987 / This Reprint 1997
The Arts & Crafts of Ancient Egypt
Petrie's excellent description of the arts and crafts
Petrie, Flinders
T. N. Foulis
166
1st Print 1909 / This Reprint 1910
The Awesome Egyptians
Had to put this in - excellent for children. Even I couldn't put it down ;-)
Dreary, T / Hepplewhite, P
Hippo
128
1994
The Black Pharaohs
The history and association between KUSH and Ancient Egypt - A good read
Morkot, Robert G.
The Rubicon Press
342
2000
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
A comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities of Ancient Egypt. Many illustrations as well!
Wilkinson, Richard H.
Thames & Hudson
256
2003
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Complete Egyptian text, transliteration and translation of the Papyrus of Ani - The Book of the Dead
Budge, E.A. Wallis
Dover
377
1st Print 1895 / This Reprint 1967
The Elements of Egyptian Wisdom
Combing historical accuracy and esoteric insight, this book goes into the background of Egyptian tradition to reveal the secrets of it's myth and spirituality.
Ozaniec, Naomi
Element
139
1st Print 1994 / This Reprint 1998
The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
General Dictionary - good for an introduction into Ancient Egypt
Bunson, Margaret
Facts on File
291
2001
The First Hundred Years
Interesting history of the 1st 100 years of Egyptology at the UCL
Janssen, Rosalind M.
UCL
105
1992
The Great Pyramid
A real in-depth look at the Great Pyramid. Its Dimensions, explainations & theories.
Smyth, Piazzi
Bell
664
1st Print 1880 / This Reprint 1990
The Legacy of Ancient Egypt
A presentation of the facts and legends of Ancient Egypt. It's achievements and the legacy it's left behind which turn up in familiar ideas and objects.
Freeman, Charles
Andromeda Oxford
224
1997
The Liturgy Of Funerary Offerings
Egyptian texts with English translations
Budge, E.A. Wallis
Dover
268
1st Print 1909 / This Reprint 1994
The Lost Tomb
Kent Weeks book on the discovery and exploration of KV5 - the largest tomb in Egypt.
Weeks, Kent R
Phoenix
330
1998
The Monuments of Egypt - The Napoleonic Edition
Every single engraving, plate, drawing from the expedition of Napoleon Boneparte. A HUGE book. Over 3000 plates!!
Gilispie, C/Dewachter, M
Konecky & Konecky
N/A
1987
The Mummy
Explaination on the history, theory and methods of mummification
Tyldesley, Joyce
Carlton
128
1999
The Mummy - A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology
The funerary history, methods and descriptions - very, very iin depth!
Budge, W
KPI
513
1st Print 1893 / This Reprint 1987
The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
From the Early Stone Age to the Roman Empire - a fascinating history of Ancient Egypt.
Shaw, Ian
Oxford
512
2000
The Penguin Guide to Ancient Egypt
Guide to the tombs and sites of Egypt. Over 160 Private tombs, as well as the Pharaohs - an excellent guide
Murnane, William J.
Penguin
522
1996
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt
A historical guide to Ancient Egypt with plenty of maps and diagrams.
Manley, Bill
Penguin
144
1996
The Private Lives of the Pharaohs
Scientific and hieroglyphic evidence of Tutankhamun, the death of the 18th Dynasty and the Great Pyramid....
Tyldesley, Joyce
4 Books
192
1st Print 2000 / This Reprint 2002
The Pyramids
Excellent description of the pyramids and some mastabas -
Siliotti, Alberto
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
168
1997
The Pyramids of Egypt
The history and transitions from simple tomb burials to the Pyramids.
Edwards, I.E.S.
Penguin
325
1st Print 1947 / This Reprint 1993
The Royal Mummies
Extraordinary Plates [approximately 140] and first hand descriptions of the royal mummies
Smith, G. Elliot
Duckworth
222
1st Print 1912 / This Reprint 2000
The Search for Ancient Egypt
The search, exploration and rediscovery of Ancient Egypt by the likes of Champollion and others.
Vercoutter, Jean
Thames & Hudson
207
1st Print 1992 / This Reprint 2000
The Secret History of Ancient Egypt
Brennan's controversial ideas on the building of the Pyramids, electricity, sonics and power plants in Ancient Egypt.
Brennan, Herbie
Piatkus
218
2000
Tutankhamun
The findings in the Young King's tomb - lovely pictures
Desrouches-Noblecourt, C.
The Connoisseur & Michael Joseph
312
1st Print 1963 / This Reprint 1972
Tutankhamun and the Valley of the Kings
Otto Neubert was one of the few survivors of the opening of King Tut's tomb. This is his first hand account of that event as well as his account of Nefertit and King Tut's era.
Neubert, Otto
Mayflower
235
1st Print 1957 / This Reprint 1972
Understanding Hieroglyphs
Illustrated and split into sections of Ancient Egyptian society to help you understand the reading of hieroglyphs.
Wilson, Hilary
Michael O'Mara
192
1993
Young Researcher - The Egyptians
A young persons introductory guide to the Ancient Egyptians.
Fleming, Stuart
Heinemann
64
1994

 

 

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