Scheda programma d'esame
Anno accademico2022/23
PeriodoPrimo semestre

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Obiettivi di apprendimento

Overall knowledge about material cultire of Ancient Egypt, from about 4000 BC to AD 400.. The lectures will often focus on single achaeological sites amd discussion on archeological methords and problems.

Modalità di verifica delle conoscenze

The students should be able to evaluate old and more recent excavation reports. The student should get a broad knowledge about the most important archaeological finds.

Modalità di verifica delle capacità

The students should be able to evaluate old and more recent excavation reports. Will be able to see the potentials but also the limits of archaology in Egypt.

Prerequisiti (conoscenze iniziali)

English, some reading knowledge in French and German are desiarble.

Prerequisiti per studi successivi

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs

Indicazioni metodologiche

lectures and discussions. Students might be given some tasks and prepare short lectures.

Programma (contenuti dell'insegnamento)

always Monday 14.15-16.00 and Tuesday 8.30-10.00.


19th/20th  September pre history /Old Kingdom (5000 to 2200 BC)

3rd/4th October Old Kingdom/First Intermediare Period (2200 to 2000 BC)

17 th/18th October Middle Kingdom (2000 to 1600 BC)

24/25 October Middle Kingdom (2000 to 1600 BC)

7/8 November Middle Kingdom (2000 to 1550 BC)/New Kingdom (1550 to 1080 BC)

14/15 November New Kingdom

21/22 November New Kingdom (1550 to 1080 BC)

28/29 November Third Intermediate Period/Late Period (1080 to 330 BC)

12/13 December Late Period (1080 to 330 BC)/Egypt  in the Greek and Roman World (30 BC to AD 400)

Bibliografia e materiale didattico

Landscape/ the Nile

Bunbury, Judith and Reim Rowe 2021. The Nile: mobility and management. Cambridge Elements: Elements in Ancient Egypt in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108919913

general overviews:

Bard, Kathryn A. 2015. An introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt, 2nd ed. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

  Grajetzki, Wolfram 2021. The archaeology of Egyptian non-royal burial customs in New Kingdom Egypt and its empire. Cambridge Elements: Elements in Ancient Egypt in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781009064521

 Kemp, Barry J. 2018. Ancient Egypt: anatomy of a civilization, 3rd revised and updated ed. London; New York: Routledge

Radner, Karen; N. Moeller,  D. T. Potts (eds), The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East: Volume I-III, New York 2021-2022

 Early Egypt

Emery, Walter B. 1961. Archaic Egypt. Hamondsworth (text out of date, but many plans and recontructions of tombs

Midant-Reynes, Béatrix, Prehistoric Regional Cultures. In Wolfram Grajetzki and Willeke Wendrich (eds.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, Los Angeles.


Old Kngdom

George A. Reisner and William Stevenson Smith, A History of the Giza Necropolis II:
he Tomb of Hetep-heres The Mother of Cheops, Cambridge, MA:, 1955


George A. Reisner, Mycerinus. The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza, Cambridge, MA: 1931, online


Lehner, Mark. The Complete Pyramids. New York 2008

Borchardt, Ludwig, Das Grabdenkmal des Königs S'aḥu-Re (Band 1): Der Bau
Leipzig, 1910, online

Gustave Jéquier, Le monument funéraire de Pépi II, volume 1: Le tombeau royal, 1936; volume 2: Le temple, 1938; volume 3: Les approches du temple, 1940 - IFAO (online:;;

towns and houses in the Old and Middle Kingdom (3000 to 1600 BC)

 Moeller, Nadine 2016. The archaeology of urbanism in ancient Egypt: from the Predynastic period to the end of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139942119

Roman Egypt

McKenzie, Judith 2007. The architecture of Alexandria and Egypt, c. 300 B.C. to A.D. 700. New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press

Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets, 2021 The Mosaics of Alexandria: Pavements of Greek and Roman Egypt, Cairo

Marjorie Susan Venit, Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt, Cambridge 2015, especially Chapter 4: Tradition and Innovation in the Tombs of the Egyptian Chora, pp. 136-149.



Egyptian Pottery Manuals

(free PFDs to download)

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