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UCL INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCLG331: LATE EGYPTIAN LANGUAGE AND TEXTS


2014-15

Deir el-Medina in 2007

15 credits

Turnitin Class ID: 783798


Turnitin Password: IoA1415

Co-ordinator: R. Bussmann
r.bussmann@ucl.ac.uk
Institute of Archaeology, room 106, 020 7679 1539

1 OVERVIEW
Short description
The course introduces students to Late Egyptian texts (ca. 1400 to 1070 BC) written in hieroglyphs
and the hieratic script.
Week-by-week summary
The oath of Akhenaton
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2
3

12.01.2015, 4.00-6.00
19.01.2015, 4.00-6.00
26.01.2015, 4.00-6.00

The tomb robbery papyri


4
5
6

02.02.2015, 4.00-6.00
09.02.2015, 4.00-6.00
23.02.2015, 4.00-6.00

Community life at Deir el-Medina


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8
9
10

02.03.2015, 4.00-6.00
09.03.2015, 4.00-6.00
16.03.2015, 4.00-6.00
23.03.2015, 4.00-6.00

Basic texts
A summary of Late Egyptian grammar will be circulated in class. It is based on the two existing
standard textbooks:
ern, J. and Groll, I. 1993. A late Egyptian grammar. Assisted by Christopher Eyre. 4th ed.
Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico. EGYPTOLOGY V 5 CER
Junge, F. 2001. Late Egyptian grammar: An introduction. Translated by David Warburton.
Oxford: Griffith Institute. EGYPTOLOGY V 5 JUN

The standard volume on the hieratic script remains:


Moeller, G. 1910-1912. Hieratische Palograpohie: die gyptische Buchschrift in ihrer Entwicklung
von der fnften Dynastie bis zur rmischen Kaiserzeit. Leipzig: Hinrich. Stores 392
QUARTOS V 8 MOL, INST ARCH Issue Desk MOL, available online:
http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/mollers-hieratische-palaographieonline.html
For an updated bibliography on hieratic, see:
http://www.hieratistik.uni-mainz.de/

Methods of assessment
This course is assessed by means of:
(a) an essay of 2,500 words which contributes 50 % to the final grade for the course.
(b) a two-hour written examination in term III (50%); students are expected to answer 2 out of 3
questions.
Teaching methods
The course is taught through a series of lectures and seminars. Students are expected to prepare
weekly a text passage for translation and transliteration in class.
Workload
There will be 20 hours of lectures for this course. Students will be expected to undertake around
50 hours of reading for the course, plus 30 hours preparing for and producing the assessed work,
and an additional 88 hours on revision for the examination. This adds up to a total workload of
some 188 hours for the course.
Prerequisites
Students planning to take this course will normally be expected previously to have taken
ARCLG328 Middle Egyptian language or demonstrate comparable knowledge of Middle Egyptian
language and the hieroglyphic script.

AIMS, OBJECTIVES AND ASSESSMENT

Aims
The course provides training in reading and interpreting late Egyptian texts.
Objectives
On successful completion of this course a student should:
Be able to read intermediate Late Egyptian texts
Be able to transcribe hieratic texts into hieroglyphs
Understand the interpretation of texts in their wider context
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Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course students should be able to demonstrate:
Knowledge of how to apply grammar rules to real texts
Critical awareness of the potential and limitations of text interpretation
Oral presentation skills
Coursework
General policies and procedures concerning courses and coursework, including submission
procedures, assessment criteria, and general resources, are available in your Degree Handbook
and on the following website: http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/display/archadmin. It is essential that you read
and comply with these. Note that some of the policies and procedures will be different depending
on your status (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate taught, affiliate, graduate diploma,
intercollegiate, interdepartmental). If in doubt, please consult your course co-ordinator.
Assessment tasks
The submission deadline for the essay is Monday, 23rd March 2015.
Answer one of the following essay questions. For bibliography, see the titles at the end of this
handbook and use the Online Egyptological Bibliography for additional references.
Students are welcome to propose an individual essay question relating to the texts discussed in
class, or may answer one of the following questions:
1. How useful is the written evidence of Amarna for an interpretation of the archaeological
record of the site?
2. How much can be learned from Deir el-Medine for modelling village life in ancient Egypt?
If students are unclear about the nature of an assignment, they should discuss this with the course
coordinator.
Students are not permitted to re-write and re-submit essays in order to try to improve their marks.
However, students may be permitted, in advance of the deadline for a given assignment, to submit
for comment a brief outline of the assignment.
The nature of the assignment and possible approaches to it will be discussed in class, in advance
of the submission deadline.
Word counts
The following should not be included in the word-count: title page, contents pages, lists of figure
and tables, abstract, preface, acknowledgements, bibliography, lists of references, captions and
contents of tables and figures, appendices.
Penalties will only be imposed if you exceed 2,625 words.
Examination
This course has a two hour unseen examination, which will be held in term III; the specific date
and time will be announced in March. In the examination, students will have to answer 2 out of 3
questions. A revision session to discuss the examination will be held in the first week of the third
term.
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SCHEDULE AND SYLLABUS

Teaching schedule
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Lectures will be held 16:00-18:00 on Monday, in room B13 of the Institute of Archaeology.
Lecturer: R. Bussmann
Syllabus
The following is an outline for the course as a whole, and identifies essential and supplementary
readings relevant to each session. Information is provided as to where in the UCL library system
individual readings are available; their location and Teaching Collection (TC) number, and status
(whether out on loan) can also be accessed on the eUCLid computer catalogue system. Readings
marked with an * are considered essential to keep up with the topics covered in the course.
Relevant texts will be circulated in class.
Sessions 1-3: The oath of Akhenaton
Akhenaton is known for having developed a new theology and a new visual style. He built his
disembedded capital Amarna on virgin ground as he claims. A series of boundary stelae
demarcates the terrain. Their inscriptions reveal that the city and its landscape are imbued with
Akhenatons vision. The first three sessions of this course will take a closer look at the oath of
Akhenaton. The text introduces grammatical phenomena that reflect the transition from Middle to
Late Egyptian. It is one of the earliest monumental texts in Late Egyptian, used predominantly for
letters, documents and literary texts. Akhenaton defines, therefore, also a new language for royal
display. Interpretation of the text will embrace a discussion of its context at the site of Amarna,
particularly the overlap with and divergence from the archaeological record.
Sessions 4-6: The tomb robbery papyri
The tomb robbery papyri are a collection of documents dating to the late Ramesside period. They
record the checking of the Theban necropolis from el-Tarif to the North to the valley of the queens
to the South and the trial against a series of tomb robbers. The documents shed light on the
Theban microcosm and its setting between local affairs and the state, as much as on the
archaeology of the Theban West bank and legal practice. We will read a selection of relevant
passages in class both in hieratic and hieroglyphs.
Sessions 7-10: Deir el-Medina
Linked to the tomb robbery papyri, Deir el-Medina, the village, is one of the famous sites in
Egyptology because of its rich textual and archaeological record. A wealth of ostraca and papyri is
preserved from the site giving insight into many areas of community life in the Ramesside period.
Not surprisingly, Deir el-Medina is a hotspot of Egyptological research on village life in ancient
Egypt. We will read some hieratic texts relating to religious life, literature and social interaction.
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ONLINE RESOURCES

The full UCL Institute of Archaeology coursework guidelines are given here:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/administration/students/handbook
The full UCL Institute of Archaeology coursework guidelines are given here:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/handbook/common/marking.htm .

Moodle
The course has a moodle course: www.moodle.ucl.ac.uk The password will be announced in
class.
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Databases, online catalogues, open access resources, link lists


http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/database/index.shtml for access to the Online Egyptological
Bibliography (OEB). Click on link, then choose o in the alphabetical list and scroll down the list
until you find the database.
http://www.jstor.org/ Online Journal Storage (free access through SFX with UCL user ID)
http://www.ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/ Portal for open access electronic resources
http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/ Digital Egypt for universities run by UCL
http://petriecat.museums.ucl.ac.uk/ Online catalogue of the Petrie Museum
http://www.britishmuseum.org/ The British Museum
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/er/index.html Comprehensive list of Egyptological online
resources run by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
http://www.sefkhet.net/Oxford-Net-Res.html Comprehensive list of Online Egyptological resources
run by Griffith Institute, Oxford
http://www.uee.ucla.edu/ UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Libraries and other resources


In addition to the Library of the Institute of Archaeology, other libraries in UCL with holdings of
particular relevance to this degree are:
SOAS libraries: http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/
British Library: http://catalogue.bl.uk/
Senate House library: http://www.ull.ac.uk/
Egypt Exploration Society (for members only): http://library.ees.ac.uk/
Information for intercollegiate and interdepartmental students
Students enrolled in Departments outside the Institute should obtain the Institutes coursework
guidelines from Judy Medrington (email j.medrington@ucl.ac.uk), which will also be available on
the IoA website.

Basic texts
Essential
Bard, K. 2007. An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Malden, Mass., Oxford:
Blackwell. EGYPTOLOGY A 5 BAR, ISSUE DESK IOA BAR 29
Kemp, B.J., 2006. Ancient Egypt. Anatomy of a Civilization. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. INST
ARCH ISSUE DESK KEM; EGYPTOLOGY B 5 KEM; available online through SFX
Introductions, overviews, and major syntheses
Assmann, J. 2002. The mind of Egypt: history and meaning in the time of the Pharaohs.
Translated by Andrew Jenkins. New York: Metropolitan Books. EGYPTOLOGY B 12 ASS
Baines, J. and J. Mlek 2000. Cultural atlas of Ancient Egypt. Revised edition. New York: Fact on
file. EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS A 2 BAI; ISSUE DESK IOA BAI 2
Baines, J. 2007. Visual and written culture in ancient Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
EGYPTOLOGY B 20 BAI; ISSUE DESK IOA BAI
Baines, J. 2013. High Culture and Experience in Ancient Egypt. Sheffield: Equinox.
EGYPTOLOGY B 12 BAI
Brewer, D. J. 2012. The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: Beyond Pharaohs. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press. EGYPTOLOGY E 5 BRE
Eyre, C. 2013. The Use of Documents in Pharaonic Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
EGYPTOLOGY B 20 EYR
Van de Mieroop, M. 2011. A History of Ancient Egypt. Malden, Oxford: Blackwell. EGYPTOLOGY
B 5 MIE
Lloyd, A. B. (ed.) 2010. A Companion to Ancient Egypt. 2 volumes. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
EGYPTOLOGY A 5 LLO
Lloyd, B. 2014. Ancient Egypt: State and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
EGYPTOLOGY B 5 LLO
Sasson, J. et al. (eds.) 1995. Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson.
INST ARCH DBA 100 SAS; ANCIENT HISTORY QUARTOS B 5 SAS
Shaw, I. (ed.) 2000. The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
EGYPTOLOGY B 5 SHA, ISSUE DESK SHA
Trigger, B. G. 1993. Early Civilizations: Ancient Egypt in context. Cairo: The American University
in Cairo Press. INST ARCH BC 100 TRI; ISSUE DESK IOA TRI 6
Trigger, B. G. and A. Lloyd, B. Kemp, D. OConnor 1983. Ancient Egypt. A social history.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. EGYPTOLOGY B 5 TRI, ISSUE DESK IOA TRI 1
Wendrich, W. (ed.) 2010. Egyptian Archaeology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. EGYPTOLOGY A 6
WEN
Wengrow, D. 2006. The Archaeology of Early Egypt: Social Transformation in North-East Africa,
10,000 to 2650 BC. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. EGYPT B 11 WEN, ISSUE
DESK IOA WEN 7
Wenke, R. J. 2009. The ancient Egyptian state: the origins of Egyptian culture (c. 800-2000 BC).
New York: Cambridge University Press. EGYPTOLOGY B 6 WEN
Wilkinson, T. (ed.) 2007. The Egyptian World. London: Routledge. EGYPTOLOGY A 5 WIL,
ISSUE DESK WIL 10
Wilkinson R. H. (ed.) 2008. Egyptology Today. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
EGYPTOLOGY A 9 WIL, ISSUE DESK WIL 16
Lexica and encyclopedias
Bard, K. 1999. Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. London: Routledge.
EGYPTOLOGY A 2 BAR; ISSUE DESK IOA BAR 17
Redford, D. B. (ed.) 2001. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University
Press. EGYPTOLOGY A 2 OXF
Otto, E. and W. Helck (eds.) 1975ff. Lexikon der gyptologie. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. [includes
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English, German, and French articles] EGYPTOLOGY A 2 LEX


Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs, and paintings. 8
volumes. EGYPTOLOGY A 1 [Originally compiled by R. Porter and R. L. B. Moss, hence
nicknamed the Porter/Moss]
UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology: http://escholarship.org/uc/nelc_uee

Texts in translation
Allen, J. P. 2005. The ancient Egyptian pyramid texts. Atlanta, Georgia: Society of Biblical
Literature. EGYPTOLOGY V 30 ALL
Breasted, J. H. 2001 [1906-7], Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical documents from the earliest
times to the Persian conquest. Chicago: Chicago University Press/Urbana: University of
Illinois EGYPTOLOGY T 6 BRE 4
Faulkner, R. O. 2004 [1973]. The ancient Egyptian coffin texts: spells 1-1185 and indexes. Oxford:
Aris and Phillips. EGYPTOLOGY V 30 FAU
Frood, E. 2007. Biographical texts from Ramessid Egypt. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.
EGYPTOLOGY B 20 FRO
Kitchen, K. A. 1993-2012. Ramesside Inscriptions: Translated and Annotated. Vol. 1-6. Oxford:
Blackwell.
Lichtheim, M. and H.-W. Fischer-Elfert 2006. Ancient Egyptian literature: a book of readings.
Berkeley, California: University of California Press. EGYPTOLOGY V 20 LIC
Lichtheim, M. and A. Loprieno 2006. Ancient Egyptian literature: a book of readings. Berkeley,
California: University of California Press. EGYPTOLOGY V 20 LIC
Lichtheim, M. and J. G. Manning 2006. Ancient Egyptian literature: a book of readings. Berkeley,
California: University of California Press. EGYPTOLOGY V 20 LIC
Murnane, W. J. 1995. Texts from the Amarna period in Egypt. Altanta, GA: Scholars Press.
EGYPTOLOGY V 50 MUR
Parkinson, R. B. 1998. The tale of Sinuhe: and other ancient Egyptian poems, 1940-1640 BC.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Pritchard, J. B. 1955. Ancient Near Eastern texts relating to the Old Testament, 2nd edition.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. INST ARCH DBA 100 QUARTOS PRI
Quirke, S., 2004. Egyptian literature 1800 BC: Questions and readings. London: Golden House
Publications. EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS V 50 QUI
Quirke, S. 2013. Going out in Daylight: prt m hrw: the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead:
Translations, Sources, Meanings. London: Golden House Publications. EGYTPOLGOY
QUARTOS V 30 BOO
Ritner, R. K. 2009. The Libyan anarchy: Inscriptions from Egypts Third Intermediate Period.
Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. EGYPTOLOGY T 6 RIT
Simpson, W. K. and R. K. Ritner 2003. The literature of ancient Egypt: An anthology of stories,
instructions, and poetry. 3rd ed . New Haven, Connecticut, London: Yale University Press.
EGYPTOLOGY V 20 SIM
Strudwick, N. 2005. Texts from the pyramid age. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.
EGYPTOLOGY T 6 STR
Tailor, J. H. 2010. Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. London:
British Museum Press. EGYPTOLY QUARTOS V 50 BOO
Wente, E. F., 1990. Letters from ancient Egypt. Atlanta, Georgia.: Scholars Press. EGYPTOLOGY
V 50 WEN
Amarna
Text editions and translations
Helck, W. 1958. Urkunden der 18. Dynastie. Abteilung IV. Heft 22: Inschriften der Knige von
Amenophis III. bis Haremhab und ihrer Zeitgenossen. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag. Pages
1981-1988, particularly 1983.11-1986.17.
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Murnane, W. J. 1993. The boundary stelae of Akhenaton. London, New York: Kegan Paul
International.
Murnane, W. J. 1995. Texts from the Amarna period in Egypt. Translated by William J. Murnane,
edited by Edmund S. Meltzer. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press.
Sandman, M. 1938. Texts from the time of Akhenaten. Brussels: dition de la Fondation
gyptologique Reine lisabeth.
Amarna: syntheses
Assmann, J. 2001. The search for God in ancient Egypt. Translated from the German by David
Lorton. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. (Chapter 9 The new gods, p. 189-244)
Kemp, B. J. 2012. The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and Its People. London: Thames &
Hudson. EGYPTOLGOY B 12 KEM
Amarna excavation reports
Annual excavation reports by B. Kemp in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology from 1977.
Available through SFX and INST ARCH PERS (more recent issues)
Kemp, B. J. 1984ff. Amarna reports I-X. London: Egypt Exploration Society. EGYPTOLOGY
QUARTOS E 45 KEM
Kemp, B. J. and A. Stevens 2010. Busy lives at Amarna: excavations in the main city. London,
Cambridge: Egypt Exploration Society and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS E 42 [90, 91]
Kemp, B. J. and S. Garfi 1993. A survey of the ancient city of El-'Amarna. London: Egypt
Exploration Society. EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS E 45 KEM
Davies, N. de G. 1903-1908. The Rock Tombs of Amarna I-VI. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.
EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS E 40 [passim]
Martin, G. T. The Royal Tomb at el-Amarna. London: Egypt Exploration Society. E 40 [39]
Peet, T., Pendlebury, J. D. S. 1923-1951. The City of Akhenaten I-III. London: Egypt Exploration
Society. EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS E 42 [38, 40, 44]
Rose, P. 2007. The Eighteenth Dynasty Pottery Corpus from Amarna. London: Egypt Exploration
Society. EgGYTPOLOGY QUARTOS E 42 [83]
Amarna archaeology
http://www.amarnaproject.com/index.shtml Amarna Project (with additional bibliography)
Kemp, B. J. 1987. The Amarna workmens village in retrospect. The Journal of Egyptian
Archaeology 73: 21-50. Available through www.jstor.org
Kemp, B.J., 1989. Ancient Egypt. Anatomy of a Civilization. 1st edition, 261-317. London:
Routledge. INST ARCH ISSUE DESK KEM; EGYPTOLOGY B 5 KEM This chapter can be
found only in the first edition of the book!
Kemp, B.J., 2006. Ancient Egypt. Anatomy of a Civilization. 2nd edition, 193-244. London:
Routledge. INST ARCH ISSUE DESK KEM; EGYPTOLOGY B 5 KEM
Rose, J. and M. Zabecki 2009. The commoners of Tell el-Amarna. In Ikram, S. and A. Dodson
(eds.), Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of
Barry J. Kemp, vol. 2, Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 408-422. EGYPTOLOGY
QUARTOS A 6 KEM
Samson, J. 1978. Amarna, City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Nefertiti as Pharaoh. [No publishers
place] EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS C 11 UNI
Samuel, D. 1999. Bread Making and Social Interactions at the Amarna Workmen's Village, Egypt.
World Archaeology 33.1: 121-144. Available online through JSTOR
Shaw, I. 1992. Ideal homes in Ancient Egypt: the archaeology of social aspiration. Cambridge
Archaeological Journal 2/2: 147-166. Available online through SFX
Spence, K. 2004. The Three-Dimensional Form of the Amarna House. The Journal of Egyptian
Archaeology 90: 132-152. Available online through JSTOR

Spence, K. 2010. Settlement structure and social interaction at el-Amarna. In Bietak, M. and E.
Czerny (eds.) 2010. Cities and urbanism in ancient Egypt, 289-298. Wien: Verlag der
sterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS E 20 BIE
Stevens, A. 2003. The Material Evidence for domestic religion at Amarna and preliminary remarks
on its interpretation. The Journal for Egyptian Archaeology 89: 143-168. Available through
www.jstor.org
Tietze, C. (ed.), Amarna: Lebensrume Lebensbilder Weltbilder. Weimar: Arcus-Verlag.
EGYPTOLOGY M 5 TIE
Amarna art and religion
Aldred, C. 1973. Akhenaten and Nefertiti. London: Thames and Hudson. EGYPTOLOGY K 5 ALD
Arnold, D. 1996. The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt. New York:
Metropolitan Museum of Art. EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS M 10 ARN
Assmann, J. 1989. State and religion in the New Kingdom, in Allen, James P. (ed.): Religion and
philosophy in Ancient Egypt, 5588. New Haven: Yale University. EGYPTOLOGY R 5 ALL
Assmann, J. 1992. Akhanyatis theology of light and time. Jerusalem: Israel Academy of Sciences
and Humanities. EGYPTOLOGY R 5 ASS
Bryan, B. 2010. New Kingdom Sculpture. In Lloyd, A. B. (ed.), A Companion to Ancient Egypt II,
913-943. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. EGYPTOLOGY A 5 LLO
Foster, J. L. 1995. The Hymn to the Aten: Akhenaten Worships the Sole God. In Sasson, J. et al.
(eds), Civilizations of the Ancient Near East III, 1751-1761. Peabody, Mass.:
Hendrickson. INST ARCH DBA 100 SAS; ANCIENT HISTORY QUARTOS B 5 SAS
Freed, R. E. and Y. J. Markowitz 1999. Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen.
County Museum: Los Angeles; Leiden: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden; Boston: Museum of
Fine Arts. EGYPTOLOGY M 5 FRE
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Walters Art Gallery; Museum of Fine Arts (eds) 1982.
Egypts Golden Age: the Art of Living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085. Boston: Museum of
Fine Arts. EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS M 5 FRE
Krauss, R. 1995. Akhetaten: A Portrait in Art of an Ancient Egyptian Capital. In Sasson, J. et al.
(eds), Civilizations of the Ancient Near East II, 749-762. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson.
INST ARCH DBA 100 SAS; ANCIENT HISTORY QUARTOS B 5 SAS
Laboury, D. 2011. Amarna Art. In Cooney, K. M. and W. Wendrich (eds.), UCLA Encyclopedia of
Egyptology, Los Angeles. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0n21d4bm
Reeves, C. N. 2005. Akhenaten: Egypts False Prophet. London: Thames & Hudson.
EGYPTOLOGY B 12 REE
Seyfried, F. (ed.) 2012. In the Light of Amarna: 100 Years of the Nefertiti Discovery. Petersberg:
Michael Imhof Verlag [ask course coordinator for a copy]
Stevens, Anna 2006. Private religion at Amarna: The material evidence. Oxford: Archaeopress.
INST ARCH EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS E 100 STE
Weatherhead, F. J. 2007. Amarna Palace Paintings. London: Egypt Exploration Society.
EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS E 42 [78]
Tomb robbery papyri
Text edition and translation
Capart, J., Gardiner, Alan H. & van de Walle, B. 1936. New light on the ramesside tomb-robberies.
Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 22, 169-193. INST ARCH PERS
Peden, Alexander J. 1994. Egyptian historical inscriptions of the twentieth dynasty. Jonsered:
Astrms. EGYPTOLOGY T 6 PED
Peet, T. E. 1920. The Mayer Papyri A & B. London. 392 LARGE FOLIOS 116 and 2 FOLIOS T 20
MAY
Peet, T. E. 1930. The great tomb robberies of the Twentieth Egyptian Dynasty: Being a critical
study, with translations & commentaries, of the papyri in which these are recorded. Oxford.
EGYPTOLOGY T 20 PEE
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Comments and interpretation


Dodson, A. M. 1988. The Tombs of the Kings of the Early Eighteenth Dynasty at Thebes. ZS
115: 110123. INST ARCH PERS
Graefe, Erhart 2003. The royal cache and the tomb robberies. In Strudwick, N. and John H. Taylor
(eds), The Theban necropolis: past and future, 74-82. London: British Museum Press.
EGYPTOLOGY E 100 STR
Jansen-Winkeln, Karl 1995. Die Plnderung der Knigsgrber des Neuen Reiches. ZS 122, 62
78. INST ARCH PERS
McDowell, A. 1990. Jurisdiction in the Workmen's Community of Deir el-Medina. Leiden:
Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten. EGYPTOLOGY QUARTOS B 20 MCD
Polz, Daniel 1995. The location of the tomb of Amenhotep I: a reconsideration. In Wilkinson, R. H.
(ed.), Valley of the sun kings: new explorations in the tombs of the pharaohs, 8-21. Tucson:
University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition. Not at IoA
Reeves, C. N. 1990. Valley of the kings: The decline of a royal necropolis. London: Kegan Paul
Internat. INST ARCH EGYPTOLOGY E 100 REE
Reeves, N. and R. H. Wilkinson 1996. The complete Valley of the Kings: tombs and treasures of
Egypt's greatest pharaohs. London: Thames and Hudson. EGYPTOLOGY E 7 REE
Smith, S. T. 1992. Intact tombs of the 17th and 18th dynasties from Thebes and the New Kingdom
burial system. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 48:
193-231. INST ARCH PERS
Strudwick, Nigel 2013. Ancient robbery in Theban tombs. In Creasman, P. P. (eds),
Archaeological research in the Valley of the Kings and ancient Thebes: papers presented in
honor of Richard H. Wilkinson, 333-352. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona Egyptian
Expedition. Currently on order by IoA.
Taylor, John H. 1992. Aspects of the history of the Valley of the Kings in the Third Intermediate
Period. In Reeves, C. N. (ed.), After Tutankhamun: research and excavation in the Royal
Necropolis at Thebes, 186-206. London: Kegan Paul. Issue Desk IOA REE 4
Winlock, H. E. 1924. The tombs of the kings of the Seventeenth Dynasty at Thebes. Journal of
Egyptian Archaeology 10: 217-277.
The Theban mapping project
http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/
Deir el-Medina
Internet resource:
http://www.leidenuniv.nl/nino/dmd/dmd.html The Deir el-Medine database of inscribed material,
includes a general bibliography on the settlement up to 2012.
Edited volumes on Deir el-Medine
Demare, R. J. And A. Egberts (eds) 1992. Village voices. Leiden: Centre of Non-Western
Studies. EGYPTOLOGY 50 DEM
Dorn, A. and T. Hofmann (eds.) 2006. Living and writing in Deir el-Medine: socio-historic
embodiment of Deir el-Medine texts. Basel: Schwabe. EGYTPOLOGY QUARTOS A 6 DOR
Janssen, J. J. and E. Frood, M. Goecke-Bauer 2003. Woodcutters, potters and doorkeepers:
service personnel of the Deir el-Medina workmen. Leiden: Nederland Instituut voor het
Nabije Oosten. EGYPTOLOGY B 20 JAN
Lesko, L. H. (ed.) 1994. Pharaohs workers: The villagers of Deir el Medina. Ithaca, London:
Cornell University Press. EGYPTOLOGY B 20 LES
Studies and syntheses of Deir el-Medine
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