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Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Abstract

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the Nile Delta following a series of Assyrian invasions. Much of this era remains obscure, with little consensus among Egyptologists. Against this background, the author reconsiders the evidence and proposes a number of new solutions to the problems of the period. He also considers the art, architecture, and archaeo ... More

Keywords: Third Intermediate Period, Twentieth and Twenty-first Dynasties, Shoshenq, Rameses, Apis bulls, Tanis, Nubian invaders, Libyan kings, Assyrian invaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165313
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aidan Dodson, author
University of Bristol