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Warfare and Weaponry in Dynastic Egypt (Hardback)

Archaeology

By Rebecca Dean
Imprint: Pen & Sword Archaeology
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781473823556
Published: 2nd March 2017

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Defence. Attack. Symbolism. The development of warfare in any society provides an evocative glance into the lives (and deaths) of our predecessors. This is never more the case than with that most enticing of ancient civilisations, Ancient Egypt. Follow Rebecca Dean through the fascinating world of mysterious figures such as Tutankhamun and Nefertiti, examining not only the history and development of ancient Egyptian warfare, but the weapons used and the way they were handled.

Swords, axes, and daggers are the weapons of choice here, as ancient Egyptian warfare is brought vividly to life through the exciting use of experimental archaeology. By examining and testing replicas of real-life artefacts, just how deadly these ancient Egyptian weapons were can be seen. Looking closely at the nature of such weapons also brings to life the formidable women who, on occasion, grasped power in a male-dominated world.

Read on to discover more about this fascinating subject.

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About Rebecca Dean

Rebecca Dean studied Egyptian Archaeology for seven years. She gained an MA in Archaeological Research and an M.Phil in Archaeology (specialising in Egyptian Archaeology) from the University of York. She has written for an online archaeological journal and has had an article written about her and her research in an American Young Archaeologist magazine. She currently lives and works in Manchester and continues her keen interest in Egyptian Archaeology.

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