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Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt

Henry Colburn


This book is the first study of the material culture of Egypt during the period of Achaemenid Persian rule (ca. 526-404 B.C., also known as the ‘27th Dynasty’). Previous studies have characterised this period either as ephemeral and weak or oppressive and harsh. These characterisations, however, are based on the perceived lack of evidence for this period, filtered through ancient and modern preconceptions about the Persians. This book challenges these views in two ways: first, by assembling and analyzing the archaeological remains from this period, including temples, tombs, irrigation works, s ... More

Keywords: Achaemenid Empire, Persia, Egypt, Archaeology, Imperialism, Identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474452366
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Colburn, author