The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000–1780 BC

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The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000–1780 BC

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During the Old and Middle Kingdoms, Ancient Egypt led the world in the construction of fortifications. The oldest was discovered on Elephantine Island and dates to c.2900 BC. This book investigates over 2,000 years of Egyptian fortification, including both fortified cities and military installations. It covers the most famous sites, including the fortified town of Ayn Asil and the fortress of Buhen. The text also examines the specific defensive structures within the fortifications, including gates, walls, and towers, and looks at both the operation and social history of these ancient military strongholds. Maps, photographs, and artwork by Brian Delf recreate this long-lost but legendary era, a treat for the eye as well as the mind.

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Published Sep 21 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846039560
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w; 37 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 98
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Brian Delf

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