By Robert K. Holz, David Stieglitz, Donald P. Hansen and Edward Ochsenschlager Edited by Emma Swan Hall and Bernard V. Bothmer
Situated in the Nile Delta about 90 miles north of Cairo, Mendes, covering some 450 acres, was occupied from the early Old Kingdom through the Christian Era (ca. AD 800). During the Twenty-ninth Dynasty (fourth century BC), the city became Egypt's capital.
Mendes I brings together all known maps of the site and its environs: early examples based on the descriptions of Herodotus and Pliny the Geographer, maps of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century explorers, and maps produced expressly for this publication on the basis of the authors' excavations and surveys at the site, as well as aerial photographs.
Illustrated with 40 plates.
List of Plates
Bibliography and Abbreviations
Chapter I: The Cartography of Mendes Robert K. Holz
Chapter II: A New Map of Mendes David Stieglitz
Chapter III: The Geography of Mendes Robert K. Holz
Chapter IV: Mendes Today:
A. Tell el Rub'a (North Kom) Donald P. Hansen and David Stieglitz
B. Tell Timai (South Kom) Edward L. Ochsenschlager
Mendes II: Addenda and Errata
Mendes II: Additional Bibliography and Abbreviations
'Mendes I will be useful to archaeologists as well as to geographers and historians of cartography. Its text is brief but appropriately detailed.' (Karl M. Petruso, American Journal of Archaeology)
Robert K. Holz is the Erich W. Zimmermann Regents Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Texas at Austin.
David Stieglitz is a senior partnet at Stieglitz Snyder Architecture. His documentation of excavations and archaeological reconstructions at the ancient cities of Sardes and Mendes are currently in the archives of four major museums.
Donald P. Hansen served as Director of Graduate Studies at Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Edward Ochsenschlager is Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.