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Study the history, culture, and archaeology of Egypt with a comprehensive package of resources in the best software available. The Egyptology Bundle collects 25 key resources that translate and analyze primary ancient texts and archaeological digs, getting you access to thousands of years of ancient history in one download. Study Tutankhamun, Thutmose III, and Ramesses II as you investigate the religious and political movements within ancient Egypt leading up to the conquest of Alexander the Great. Discover the agricultural and economic shifts around the time periods of the famous Old Testament accounts of Joseph and Moses. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into ancient Egypt and study the ancient texts for yourself—the Egyptology Bundle is your digital passage into ancient Egypt.

In the Logos edition, these valuable volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Studies the culture and customs of various ages in ancient Egypt
  • Collects numerous ancient manuscripts and source texts
  • Presents several historical viewpoints on Egyptian history

Product Details

  • Title: Egyptology Bundle
  • Volumes: 25
  • Pages: 7,476
  • Topic: Ancient Egypt

Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt: Life in Death for Rich and Poor

  • Author: Wolfram Grajetzki
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 165

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The energy devoted by the ancient Egyptians to their tombs is legendary. The pyramids of Giza and the tomb of Tutankhamun are just two very spectacular examples, but no previous book has sought to use the tens of thousands of tombs excavated in Egypt, dating from 5000 BC to AD 200, across all classes of society, to build up a broad picture of burial as practiced across the millennia. In this fascinating treatment, Wolfram Grajetzki sets out to remove some widespread misconceptions. Many imagine that few tombs survived undisturbed into modern times, but this is simply not true. In addition to the richest finds, there are numerous other tombs, devoid of gold and precious objects, which are key sources for reconstructing burial customs and Egyptian culture as a whole. This book sets the record straight, presenting evidence from each of the periods covered of poorer and average graves alongside the more famous wealthy tombs. The book is accessibly written, complete with over 150 illustrations, many specially prepared by the author.

Wolfram Grajetzki is a researcher at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at the University College London, UK, where he works on the “Digital Egypt for Universities” project.

Court Officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom

  • Author: Wolfram Grajetzki
  • Series: BCP Egyptology
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 240

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Building on the latest research, Wolfram Grajetzki here looks in detail at the circle of officials that surrounded the king in the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt (Eleventh to Thirteenth Dynasty, also including the Second Intermediate Period, 2040-1550 BC).

Describing the history of the principal offices of state, he takes into account inscriptions, monuments and the few preserved tombs, and traces the careers of some individual officials. The holders of these offices were the men chosen by the king to be his close advisers. They received strings of important titles, and their monuments are among the finest works of art and architecture of the time. Over all the other officials and second only to the king stood the “tjaty”, or vizier, while alongside him and of only slightly lower status, the treasurer was in charge of the resources of the country.

From the evidence for these men, a new, more precise image emerges of ancient Egyptian civilization in its monumental accomplishments and its daily operations. Court Officials of the Middle Kingdom is essential reading for all scholars and students of the period. The text is copiously illustrated with drawings by Paul Whelan.

Wolfram Grajetzki is a researcher at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at the University College London, UK, where he works on the “Digital Egypt for Universities” project.

Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: History, Archaeology and Society

  • Author: Wolfram Grajetzki
  • Series: BCP Egyptology
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 208

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For the ancient Egyptians, the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700 BC) was a classical period of art, history and literature. The Twelfth Dynasty was one of the strongest ever to rule on the banks of the Nile: some of its kings were later worshipped as local gods, and were made famous by classical Greek authors. Yet Egyptologists tend not to look beyond the extraordinary royal sculpture and literary masterpieces of the time.

Although the picture is fragmentary, as with any archaeological record, the last 200 years of exploration and excavation have revealed much of the splendor of the period. This book examines the evidence for the culture, history and society of both central and provincial Egypt at the time, revealing the wealth of the entire country. Too often overshadowed by the better-preserved architecture of other periods, Middle Kingdom Egypt emerges for the reader as a fascinating age in its own right.

Wolfram Grajetzki is a researcher at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at the University College London, UK, where he works on the “Digital Egypt for Universities” project.

Performance and Drama in Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Robyn Gillam
  • Series: BCP Egyptology
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 224

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Performance and Drama in Ancient Egypt examines archaeological and textual materials for evidence of performance-based activities in Egypt from the beginning of the historic period until the later Roman Empire. It takes as its starting point enactments of performance texts from the Greco-Roman period done by the author’s students and examines the widespread vogue for re-enactments on archaeological sites and in the mass media.

The book presents a historically-based survey of ancient Egyptian performance activities that relates them to other cultural and historical developments. The materials discussed include texts, visual art, architecture, and material culture. The author deals with issues that have been raised in the emerging field of performance archaeology as well as seeking to initiate a discussion on performance in Egyptology and related disciplines.

Robyn Gillam is a freelance writer in cultural criticism and an instructor in mass communication and religious studies at York University, Toronto, Canada. She registers artifacts and contributes to the adult education program at the Egyptian department of the Royal Ontario Museum.

A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians, Vol. 1

  • Author: John Gardner Wilkinson
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 419

A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians, perhaps more than any other book, introduced the Western world to the study of ancient Egypt. Widely regarded as “the Father of Egyptology,” John Gardner Wilkinson documents the history and remains of ancient Egypt and the state of modern Egypt in this thorough study. These books were influential in transforming Egyptology from amateur history into a legitimate and respectable scholarly discipline.

A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians is packed with 500 images and illustrations, along with detailed observations on the history, culture, and geography of both ancient and modern Egypt. As one of the earliest European accounts of Egypt, Wilkinson’s drawings, illustrations, and observations offer unique and unparalleled access to the archaeological remains of ancient Egypt—these illustrations are among the few in the world pre-dating the rise of tourism to Egypt from the outside world. This 2-volume set gives you rare access to the original and undisturbed artifacts of ancient Egypt, using the tools of your digital library!

A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians, Vol. 2

  • Author: John Gardner Wilkinson
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 438

A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians, perhaps more than any other book, introduced the Western world to the study of ancient Egypt. Widely regarded as “the Father of Egyptology,” John Gardner Wilkinson documents the history and remains of ancient Egypt and the state of modern Egypt in this thorough study. These books were influential in transforming Egyptology from amateur history into a legitimate and respectable scholarly discipline.

A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians is packed with 500 images and illustrations, along with detailed observations on the history, culture, and geography of both ancient and modern Egypt. As one of the earliest European accounts of Egypt, Wilkinson’s drawings, illustrations, and observations offer unique and unparalleled access to the archaeological remains of ancient Egypt—these illustrations are among the few in the world pre-dating the rise of tourism to Egypt from the outside world. This 2-volume set gives you rare access to the original and undisturbed artifacts of ancient Egypt, using the tools of your digital library!

Letters from Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Edward F. Wente
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 250

Dr. Wente provides translations of most of the letters that have survived reasonably intact from the Old Kingdom through the Twenty-First Dynasty of ancient Egypt. An introduction provides information relating to ancient Egyptian epistolography and discussion regarding the transmission of letters. The organization of the book is basically chronological, with separate sections devoted to royal letters and letters sent by and to the vizier (civil officer). Also included are several model letters that were used in the education of the Egyptian scribe.

Edward Wente is Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and taught there until 1996. He has spent many decades studying and teaching Egyptology and in his retirement continues to review translations and evaluate manuscripts submitted for publication to the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, to which he also contributes an occasional book review. He has written many articles for journals, including Encyclopedia Britannica Online. He is the author of Late Ramesside Letters.

Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt

  • Author: William J. Murnane
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 310

In the middle of the fourteenth century B.C.E., Egypt’s polytheistic religion was suddenly attacked by its most traditional upholder, the pharaoh. The short-lived revolution that followed continues to be as disturbing and enigmatic as the “heretic king,” Akhenaten, who set it in motion. Was Akhenaten the first monotheist, as he is widely reputed to be, or was he an opportunist, possibly even an atheist, who cloaked a political revolution in religious terms? Modern readers will now find it easier to address such questions by using this wide-ranging collection of documents, many of them never before translated into English, in which the full sweep of one of ancient history’s most fascinating periods lives anew.

William Murnane received his B.A. from St. Anselm’s College and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He was the author or editor of 12 books, including The Temple of Khonsu, and wrote hundreds of articles on ancient history and culture. He was a visiting professor of Egyptology at the University of California at Berkeley and then joined the Department of History at the University of Memphis, which is where he taught courses on Egyptology and world civilization

Hymns, Prayers and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry

  • Author: John L. Foster
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 171

Foster gives us the first comprehensive anthology in English of ancient Egyptian lyric poetry. Translated from the original Egyptian, the collection emphasizes the value of the ancient poems as literature. The translations retain an accurate sense of the original language, and the poems are set in the proper, “thought couplet” style characteristic of Egyptian verse. Hymns, prayers, and songs pertaining to religion, the pharaohs, death, and love, among other topics, are included. This unique anthology will be of interest to students and scholars alike, in areas as diverse as Egyptian literature and religion, Near Eastern history, and world literature in translation.

John Foster has written or compiled several books of poetry for children. A noted Egyptologist he has translated many writings and poems from hieroglyphics. He is the author of Ancient Egyptian Literature.

Texts from the Pyramid Age

  • Author: Nigel C. Strudwick
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 522

Ancient Egypt is well known for its towering monuments and magnificent statuary, but other aspects of its civilization are less well known, especially its written texts. Now Texts from the Pyramid Age provides ready access to new translations of a representative selection of texts ranging from the historically significant to the repetitive formulae of the tomb inscriptions from Old Kingdom Egypt (ca. 2700-2170 B.C.). These royal and private inscriptions, coming from both the secular and religious milieus and from all kinds of physical contexts, not only shed light on the administration, foreign expeditions, and funerary beliefs of the period but also bring to life the Egyptians themselves, revealing how they saw the world and how they wanted the world to see them. Strudwick's helpful introduction to the history and literature of this seminal period provides important background for reading and understanding these historical texts.

This solid volume contains a splendidly extensive corpus of translations of Egyptian inscriptions (on stone and clay) and documents (on papyrus and sherds) from the Old Kingdom (‘Pyramid Age’) of the third millennium BCE. To the translations are prefaced introductions to the range of items presented, to third millennium Egyptian history and dating, Egyptian grammatical profile of the period, and on formal titles of officialdom, use of offering-formulae, etc., plus a survey of the range of texts drawn upon (excluding the magical/ritual ‘Pyramid Texts’, and wisdom literature). … A valuable source-book making Egypt’s Old Kingdom period much more accessible to a wider readership than hitherto.

—Kenneth A. Kitchen, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

Nigel Strudwick is Assistant Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, at The British Museum. He began his work in Egypt in 1979, and has been involved in the "Tombs of the Nobles" at Luxor since 1984. He is the co-author, with Helen Strudwick, of Thebes in Egypt: A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor, and co-editor, with Helen Strudwick, of The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture.

Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

  • Author: James P. Allen
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 474

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest body of extant literature from ancient Egypt. First carved on the walls of the burial chambers in the pyramids of kings and queens of the Old Kingdom, they provide the earliest comprehensive view of the way in which the ancient Egyptians understood the structure of the universe, the role of the gods, and the fate of human beings after death. Their importance lies in their antiquity and in their endurance throughout the entire intellectual history of ancient Egypt. This volume contains the complete translation of the Pyramid Texts, including new texts recently discovered and published. It incorporates full restorations and readings indicated by post-Old Kingdom copies of the texts and are the first translation that presents the texts in the order in which they were meant to be read in each of the original sources.

In this book Allen offers not only an excellent new translation of the Pyramid Texts, but a wholly fresh presentation of this third millennium corpus of funerary rituals and ‘spells’. … Much in these texts is very archaic, redolent of recondite mythologies; but they are a formidable mental product in both extent and complexity, given their early date. The extensive and complex offering-ritual elements in particular stand in dramatic contrast with the tiny, brief, primitive rites (of Leviticus, for example) in the biblical corpus of over a millennium later. Allen’s work will be an invaluable reference-resource for its subject.

—Kenneth A. Kitchen, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

James Allen is an Egyptologist, specializing in language and religion. In 2007, he became the Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University, where he teaches Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Before joining Brown, he worked as the curator of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the author of The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian Literature, vol. 1: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

  • Author: Miriam Lichtheim
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Pages: 256

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Survey the remarkable literary evolution of one of the world’s earliest civilizations with Lichtheim’s classic three-part work. First published in 1973—and followed by volume 2 in 1976 and volume 3 in 1980—this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology.

Lichtheim’s carefully chosen book of readings from one of the earliest literatures in the world is designed to show the evolution of that literature by selections translated and arranged in chronological order. Though considered an important contribution to a specialized field, this body of work reaches beyond the confines of professional specialization—it is a fascinating set for anyone interested in early literature.

Volume 1 outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including biographical and historical inscriptions carved on stone, the various classes of literary works written with pen on papyrus, and the mortuary literature that focuses on life after death.

Ancient Egyptian Literature, vol. 2: The New Kingdom

  • Author: Miriam Lichtheim
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date: 1976
  • Pages: 254

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Volume 2 shows the culmination of these literary genres within the single period known as the New Kingdom (1550–1080 BC).

Ancient Egyptian Literature, vol. 3: The Late Kingdom

  • Author: Miriam Lichtheim
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date: 1980
  • Pages: 248

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Volume 3 spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century BC to the beginning of the Christian era.

Ancient Records of Egypt, Volume 1: The First through the Seventeenth Dynasties

  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 400

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James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) is considered the first American scholar to specialize in ancient Egyptian studies. In these five monumental volumes, Breasted documents and translates all the then-identified hieroglyphics from the first Dynasty through the twenty-sixth Dynasty. First published in 1906, Ancient Records of Egypt is still considered to be one of the most influential and complete sources of information on ancient Egypt. This collection is remarkable for its exact translations of sources, which is supplemented by Breasted’s commentary throughout.

This first volume in Breasted’s collection contains an preface by the author, a list of all documentary sources, a general history of ancient Egypt, a chronology of all twenty-six dynasties, as well as the archeological information from the first seventeen dynasties of Egypt. For the first five Dynasties, Breasted bases his information on the Palermo Stone, an important archeological find.

Ancient Records of Egypt, Volume 2: The Eighteenth Dynasty

  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 456

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Breasted covers the events and key characters of the eighteenth Dynasty in his second volume. He focuses much of his attention on the reigns of Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, who were major players in this time period. He lists the details of Hatshepsut’s birth and coronation, as well as the many war campaigns of Thutmose III. Breasted gives great attention to the architecture of the time, including obelisks and temple inscriptions. He ends this volume with a helpful list of figures and hieroglyphics.

Ancient Records of Egypt, Volume 3: The Nineteenth Dynasty

  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 312

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The third volume deals with the events of the nineteenth Dynasty. Breasted gathers much cultural information from this time period, including laws for the benefit of common citizens, accounts of the various wars, and dealings with prisoners of war. Each war is described in great detail, including battles with the Syria, Libya, and Kadesh. He finds his material from many of the temples and reliefs from that time period. There is also a list of helpful figures and hieroglyphics depicting some of the battle scenes and rulers of this time period.

Ancient Records of Egypt, Volume 4: The Twentieth through the Twenty-Sixth Dynasties

  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 552

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This volume documents the events and artifacts from the twentieth through the twenty-sixth Dynasties. Breasted covers the various wars under Ramses III, as well as the Harlem Conspiracy in the twentieth Dynasty. He then goes on to document the reign of the high priest in the twentieth Dynasty, where he lists records of royal mummification. Breasted ends his fourth volume with the kings of the twenty-sixth Dynasty.

Ancient Records of Egypt, Volume 5: Supplementary Bibliographies and Indices

  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 232

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The fifth volume of this collection is an essential list of bibliographies and indices for the first four volumes. It contains eleven indices ranging from divine kings to Hebrew references to geographical locations.

History of Egypt and Other Works

  • Author: Manetho
  • Translator: W. G. Waddell
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1940
  • Pages: 144

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This volume includes W. G. Waddell’s English translation of Manetho’s The History of Egypt, The Sacred Book, An Epitome of Physical Doctrines, On Festivals, On Ancient Ritual and Religion, On the Making of Kyphi, and The Criticisms of Herodotus, as well as appendixes, which include a Pseudo-Manetho work, a list of the kings of Thebes, The Old Chronicle, and The Book of Sôthis.

History of Egypt and Other Works: Greek Text

  • Author: Manetho
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1940
  • Pages: 144

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This volume includes the Greek text of Manetho’s The History of Egypt (accompanied by brief Latin selections), The Sacred Book, An Epitome of Physical Doctrines, On Festivals, On Ancient Ritual and Religion, On the Making of Kyphi, and The Criticisms of Herodotus, as well as appendixes, which include a Pseudo-Manetho work, a list of the kings of Thebes, The Old Chronicle, and The Book of Sôthis.

The Amarna Letters

  • Author: William L. Moran
  • Publisher: John Hopkins University Press
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 448

The Amarna Letters consist of diplomatic correspondence of Canaanite and other rulers with the Egyptian Pharaoh. Dating to the 14th century B.C., these letters are primary source material for the political and military situation of Canaan and the ancient Near East roughly in the age of Moses and the Exodus. This translation, by Assyriologist and Amarna expert William Moran, is the standard English edition, with introduction, extensive notes, and commentary. This work is an essential resource for the study of the Egyptian New Kingdom as well as of Syria-Palestine in the late Bronze Age. It will be of interest both to scholars of the ancient Near East and to students of the Bible.

The Date of the Exodus in the Light of External Evidence

  • Author: J.W. Jack
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1925
  • Pages: 282

In this volume, J.W. Jack critically discusses various theories on the date of Israel’s exodus from captivity in Egypt. Jack focuses on extra-biblical sources and maintains an objective, non-apologetic tone. He surveys a wide range of scholarship and concludes the exodus took place during the reign of Amenophis II, in the fifteenth century BC.

J.W. Jack was an early-twentieth-century Scottish scholar and writer.

The Exodus Papyri

  • Author: D.I. Heath
  • Publisher: John W. Parker & Son
  • Publication Date: 1855
  • Pages: 245

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This unique volume, D.I. Heath examines ancient Egyptian papyri to shed light on the culture and conditions Israel was captive in. Heath’s insights provide useful information for understanding the nature of Israel’s trials during this period, and offer a fascinating glimpse into this period of ancient history.

D.I. Heath (1816–1888) was vicar of Brading, Isle of Wight, and a fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a respected Egyptologist, was one of the first to translate papyri for the British Museum, and was the editor of the Journal of Anthropology. His book The Future Human Kingdom of Christ—in which he argues for two distinct salvations: that of saved nations in the Old Testament and glorified saints in the New Testament—caused him to be persecuted for heresy and removed from his position.

The Store-City of Pithom and the Route of the Exodus

  • Author: Edouard Naville
  • Series: Egypt Exploration Fund
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 82

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Walk the road the Israelites took out of Egypt renowned nineteenth-century Egyptologist Edouard Naville. Naville’s volume is a classic work that provides anthropological insights into the biblical account of the exodus and a vibrant narrative from a modern adventurer into the Egyptian desert.

Edouard Naville (1844–1926) was an internationally renowned Swiss Egyptologist and biblical scholar, famous for excavating several sites in the Nile Delta.