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 Let the ancestors speak: Removing the veil of mysticism from Medu Netcher
Let the ancestors speak: Removing the veil of mysticism from Medu Netcher
Let the ancestors speak: Removing the veil of mysticism from Medu Netcher
JOM International Inc.
Author: Ankh Mi Ra
1995
Pages: 289
Format: pdf
Language: English
Size: 68 mb
ISBN: 978-0964066113

A Guide to the Grammar of the Language of Kemet.
This book represents a milestone in the presentation of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs to a mass audience. Anyone interested in learning about the grammar of the ancient language cannot afford to be without this teaching tool.
"each step of your journey is sweetened with the knowledge
that you are viewing history from inside, that is, the more Medu Netcher your master,
the more your thoughts are fused with Kemetu. This mental journey back to the past
could if properly structured, result in what the Kemetu referred to as
whm 'ng, "repeating life," in essence you become your ancestors."

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 The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC
The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC
Author: Raffaele D’Amato; Andrea Salimbeti
The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Elite 201
ISBN: 1782007768
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 66
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive maritime trading empire all over the Western Mediterranean and beyond, increasingly defended by the best navy of the period. In the 6th century BC this came into confrontation with Greek colonists in Sicily, starting major wars that lasted through the 5th and 4th centuries, and involved much interaction with different Greek forces.

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 The Cavalryman
The Cavalryman
The Cavalryman (The Roman World Series)
Author: Peter Connolly
Oxford Publishing Press
ISBN: 0199104247
2003
Pages: 34
Format: PDF
Size: 6.14МБ
Language: English
Tiberius Claudius Maximus served under the emperor Trajan in the great wars in Central Europe and the Middle East. He was decorated three times for bravery and became famous for hunting down Rome's great enemy, Decebalus. This volume and its prequel The Legionary trace Maximus's career from the day he entered the Seventh Legion on the Danube frontier to the day he retired as a cavalry officer in Mesopotamia some 30 years later. Connolly calls on a vast array of archaeological material to provide a unique portrait of the life of an ordinary man who lived during an extraordinary period in Western history.

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 Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World
Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World
Author:Arielle P. Kozloff, Betsy Morrell Bryan, Lawrence M. Berman
Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World
Cleveland Museum of Art
1992
Format: pdf
Size: 42.64 MB
Language: English

Very good book about one of the most important Pharaohs of all time. Amenhotep III(A3) was the father of Akhenaten(A4) and husband of Queen Tiye which were the major forces in the religious reformation of the Aten, Re-Horakhte first monotheistic worship.

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 Visualizing Earth History
Visualizing Earth History
Author: Loren E. Babcock
Visualizing Earth History
Wiley
2008
480
Format: Pdf
Size: 87 MB
Language: English

Presenting a new vision in the field, this compelling book explores Earth's history as a series of interrelated processes that continue to have significant outcomes for humans and other living things. It captures the excitement of historical geology by utilizing active, visually rich learning methods. Readers will gain a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts used in the interpretation of Earth's physical, chemical, and biological evolution over the last 4.5 billion years.

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 The Roman Legions. Recreated In Colour Photographs
The Roman Legions. Recreated In Colour Photographs
The Roman Legions. Recreated In Colour Photographs
Author: D. Peterson
1998
Crowood Press
ISBN: 1-86126-264-7
Pages: 96
Format: PDF
Size: 13,5 mb (+3%)

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 The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts Vol. 1,2
The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts Vol. 1,2
Author: George, Andrew R.
The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts Vol. 1,2
Oxford University Press
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 41,79 mb
Language English
The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has produced a definitive edition and translation, complete with comprehensive introductory chapters that place the poem and its hero in context.

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 Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior
Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior
Author: Lindsay Powell
Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Combat 6
ISBN: 1472803493
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius saw an epic struggle between the Romans and local peoples for the territory between the Rhine and Elbe rivers in what is now Germany. Following two decades of Roman occupation, Germania Magna erupted into revolt in AD 9 following the loss of the three legions commanded by Publius Quinctilius Varus to the Cheruscan nobleman Arminius and an alliance of Germanic nations in the dense forests of the Teutoburger Wald. The Romans’ initial panic subsided as it became clear that Arminius and his allies could not continue the war into Germania Inferior on the western bank of the Rhine, and Imperial troops poured into the region as the Romans decided how best to resolve the situation.

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 Historical Dictionary of the Berbers
Historical Dictionary of the Berbers
Historical dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen)
Author: Hsain Ilahiane
Scarecrow press
2006
Pages: 360
ISBN: 978-0-8108-5452-9
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 1,7 mb

The Phoenician colonies in North Africa started out as peaceful, trading presence among the Amazigh original inhabitants of the region. These colonies, though initially inhabited by Phoenicians from the eastern Mediterranean, became a mix of the two peoples as they intermarried with the local Amazigh. The Amazigh, as well as the Punic Phoenicians, who survived the Roman subjugation of the region are credited with preserving the Phoenician language up till the time of Saint Augustine in the 5th century. Further, traces of the Phoenician alphabet are evident in the Tamazight (Berber) alphabet called Tifinagh...

The presence of the Berber in North Africa today is a living proof that the "Arab World" is not made up of 325 million Arabs. In fact, pan-Arabism is an unfounded heresy forced down the throats of people conquered and subjugated beginning with the advent of the Arab conquest in the 7th century. The Amazigh, much like the overwhelming majority of the people of this (Arab) "world," belong to a wide variety of ethnic groups that are different in blood, tradition, language, literature, art and history, and should not be lumped together as a single people.

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 Judea Trembles Under Rome: The Untold Details of the Greek and Roman Military Domination of Ancient Palestine During the Time of Jesus of Galilee
Judea Trembles Under Rome: The Untold Details of the Greek and Roman Military Domination of Ancient Palestine During the Time of Jesus of Galilee
Author: Edwina Cwens, Rudolph R. Windsor
Judea Trembles Under Rome: The Untold Details of the Greek and Roman Military Domination of Ancient Palestine During the Time of Jesus of Galilee
Windsor Golden Series
2004
Format: PDF
Size: 66.4 Mb
Language: English

A provocative and historical blueprint of the times and conditions that gave rise to the Greek and Roman conquest of ancient Palestine. Windsor gives detailed information of how the ancient Judeans had to puffer under the Greek and Roman oppression. In clear lucid prose, the author outlines the development of the Essenic sect and customs, depicting how Christianity developed from the Essenes. Professor Windsor utilizes various ancient sources such as: the Dead Sea Scrolls, biblical texts, Josephus' works, and many other scholarly sources.
His research encountered startling information dealing with many rebel leaders against Rome who called themselves messiahs and prophets. He addresses the questions. Who was the real Jesus? What was his mission?

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 Great Ages of Man - Imperial Rome
Great Ages of Man - Imperial Rome
Author: Moses Hadas
Great Ages of Man - Imperial Rome
Time-Life Books
1965
Format: PDF
Pages: 198
Language: English
Size: 41.7 MB

Imperial Rome is one of twenty-one volumes in the Time-Life book series Great Ages of Man. Originally published in the 1960s, this series is a history of the world's cultures. This volume is an overview of Roman political, military, and cultural history from 753 B.C. to 476 A.D.
Author Moses Hadas has written a concise yet informative book on one of the great empires of antiquity. Topics covered include the expansion of Rome, daily life, religion, literature, the decline of Rome, and the legacy of the Roman empire. Language, law, government, and architecture are just a few of the legacies of Ancient Rome. As with other books in this series, the numerous illustrations and picture essays greatly enhance the narrative. This volume includes several maps, a time line of Roman emperors, a time line of Roman political and cultural history, and a biographical reference section profiling great Roman writers and statesmen.
This book is not only a concise history of Rome but a useful reference book as well. I used this book while teaching world history to my middle school students and found it quite useful. Highly recommended.

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 An Index of Ancient Egyptian Titles, Epithets and Phrases of the Old Kingdom, vol.1
An Index of Ancient Egyptian Titles, Epithets and Phrases of the Old Kingdom, vol.1
Author: Dilwyn Jones
An Index of Ancient Egyptian Titles, Epithets and Phrases of the Old Kingdom, vol.1
British Archaeological Reports
2000
Format: PDF
Size: 105.7 mb
Language: English

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 Ancient India
Ancient India
Ancient India (Ancient Civilizations)
Author: Rebecca Rowell
Essential Library
Ancient Civilizations
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1624035395
Pages: 115
Language: English
Format: PDF (True)
Size: 19 MB

"In Ancient India, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient India, including their enduring religions and rich literary traditions. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site

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 The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.
The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.
Author: John Bintliff
The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.
Wiley-Blackwell
2012
Format: PDF
Size: 13.3 Mb
Language: English

The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeological evidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization.
- A unique single-volume exploration of the extraordinary development of human society in Greece from the earliest human traces up till the early 20th century AD
- Provides 22 chapters and an introduction chronologically surveying the phases of Greek culture, with over 200 illustrations
- Features over 200 images of art, architecture, and ancient texts, and integrates new archaeological discoveries for a more detailed picture of the Greece past, its landscape, and its people
- Explains how scientific advances in archaeology have provided a broader perspective on Greek prehistory and history
- Offers extensive notes on the text, freely available online at www.wileyonlinelibrary.com, that include additional details and references for the serious researcher and amateur
- Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

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 The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy
The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy
: The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy
Author : Mario Liverani
Routledge
: 2014
Pages: 648
Format : PDF
Size : 19 MB
Language : English
The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (c. 3500–500 bc) in a single work. Liverani draws upon over 25 years’ worth of experience and this personal odyssey has enabled him to retrace the history of the peoples of the Ancient Near East. The history of the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians and more is meticulously detailed by one of the leading scholars of Assyriology.
Utilizing research derived from the most recent archaeological finds, the text has been fully revised for this English edition and explores Liverani’s current thinking on the history of the Ancient Near East. The rich and varied illustrations for each historical period, augmented by new images for this edition, provide insights into the material and textual sources for the Ancient Near East. Many highlight the ingenuity and technological prowess of the peoples in the Ancient East. Never before available in English, The Ancient Near East represents one of the greatest books ever written on the subject and is a must read for students who will not have had the chance to explore the depth of Liverani’s scholarship.

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 Tutankhamun's Armies - Battle and Conquest during Ancient Egypt's Late 18th Dynasty
Tutankhamun's Armies - Battle and Conquest during Ancient Egypt's Late 18th Dynasty
Author: John Coleman Darnell, Colleen Manassa
Tutankhamun's Armies - Battle and Conquest during Ancient Egypt's Late 18th Dynasty
John Wiley & Sons
2007
Format: PDF
Pages: 302
Language: English
Size: 82 MB

The force that forged an empire. The furious thunder of thousands of hooves, the clatter and sheen of bronze armor sparkling in the desert sun, the crunch of wooden wheels racing across a rock–strewn battlefield–and leading this terrifying chariot charge, the gallant Pharaoh, the ribbons of his blue war crown streaming behind him as he launches yet another arrow into the panicking mass of his soon–to–be–routed enemies. While scenes like the one depicted above did occur in ancient Egypt, they represent only one small aspect of the vast, complex, and sophisticated military machine that secured, defended, and expanded the borders of the empire during the late Eighteenth Dynasty. In Tutankhamun′s Armies, you′ll discover the harsh reality behind the imperial splendor of the New Kingdom and gain a new appreciation for the formidable Egyptian army–from pharaoh to foot soldier. You′ll follow "the heretic king" Akhenaten, his son Tutankhamun, and their three Amana–Period successors as they employ double–edge diplomacy and military might to defeat competing powers, quell internal insurrections, and keep reluctant subject states in line. This vivid and absorbing chronicle will forever change the way you think about the glories and riches of ancient Egypt.

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 The Barbarians. Warriors & Wars of the Dark Ages
The Barbarians. Warriors & Wars of the Dark Ages
Author: Tim Newark
The Barbarians. Warriors & Wars of the Dark Ages
Blandford Press
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 166
Language: English
Size: 25.4 MB

Barbarian was a derogatory name. An insult. The Greeks used the word for all those people living beyond their frontiers. It was in imitation of the foreigners' incomprehensible, ba-ba-babbling way of talking. Later, the Romans and their heirs, applied the word to European and Asian races living outside their empires who did not inhabit sophisticated urban settlements. These Barbarians were viewed as wild, savage people. From their archetypal appearance, the Latins derived their word for a beard, barba.

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 House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari
House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari
Author: John K. McDonald
House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari
The Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum
1996
Format: pdf
Size: 32,63 mb
Language: English

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 King and Court in Ancient Persia, 559 to 331 B.C.E.
King and Court in Ancient Persia, 559 to 331 B.C.E.
Author : Lloyd Llewellyn
: King and Court in Ancient Persia, 559 to 331 B.C.E. (Debates and Documents in Ancient History)
Edinburgh University Press Ltd
: 2013
ISBN: 9780748641253
Pages: 224
Format : pdf
Size : 5,3 MB
Language : English

The first Persian Empire (559 331 B.C.E.) was the largest land empire the world had yet seen, and at the heart of its vast dominions, in the south of modern-day Iran, was the person of the Great King. Hidden behind the walls of his vast palace, surrounded by the complex rituals of court ceremony, the Persian monarch was the undisputed master of his realm, a god-like figure inspiring awe, majesty, and mystery. Yet the Great King's court was no mere platform for meaningless theatrical display. Presentation mattered, and nobles vied for position and prestige while the royal family struggled to fend off the threat of various successions, conflicts, murders, and usurpations. This book not only treats the court as the center of political decision-making in early Persia, it also recognizes its vast contribution to cultural expression.

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