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Author Clark, Reg (Reg J.), author.

Title Securing eternity : ancient Egyptian tomb protection from prehistory to the pyramids / Reg Clark.

Published Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo Press, 2019.
©2019

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 UniM Bail  932 CLAR    DUE 13-11-19
Physical description xx, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-351) and index.
Summary "The ancient Egyptian tomb evolved rapidly over a period of about 2,500 years, from a simple backfilled pit to an enormous stone pyramid with complex security arrangements. Much of this development was arguably driven by the ever-present threat of tomb robbery, which compelled tomb builders to introduce special architectural measures to prevent it. However, until now most scholarly Egyptological discussions of tomb security have tended to be brief and usually included only as part of a larger work, the topic instead being the subject of lurid speculation and fantasy in novels, the popular press, and cinema.In Securing Eternity, Reg Clark traces in detail the development of the Egyptian royal and private tombs from the Predynastic Period to the early Fourth Dynasty. In doing so, he demonstrates that many of the familiar architectural elements of the Egyptian tomb that we take for granted today in fact originated from security features to protect the tomb, rather than from monumental or religious considerations." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Tombs -- Egypt -- Design and construction -- History.
Vernacular architecture -- Security measures -- Egypt.
Pyramids -- Security measures -- Egypt.
History.
ISBN 9789774169021 (hardcover)
9774169026 (hardcover)