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Mendes I

By Robert K. Holz, David Stieglitz, Donald P. Hansen and Edward Ochsenschlager Edited by Emma Swan Hall and Bernard V. Bothmer

Mendes I
Hardback, 104 pages £37.00
Published: 1980
ISBN: 9780936770024
Format: 406mm x 308mm
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Subjects: American Research Center in Egypt, Egyptology

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.

Editorial Preface

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.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 104 pages
 406mm x 308mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002030, SOC003000
 American Research Center in Egypt


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