Baines, John, & Jaromir Malek
Budge, Sir A. E. Wallis
Carpenter, Rhys, Edith Hamilton, William Hayes, et al
Fairservis, Walter A.
Gardner Wilkinson, John
Griffith, F. Ll., and Herbert Thompson, editors
Hale, William Harlan, and the editors of Horizon Magazine
Heath, Ernest Gerald
Hogg, Ian V.
Majno, Guido, MD
Pawlicki, T. B.
Salmonson, Jessica Amanda
Stierlin, Henri, ed.
Time-Life Books, the editors of
Watson, Philip J.
What Life Was Like
White, J. E. Manchip
Voyager, 1990; laserdisc, 60 min.
Besides walking tours of tombs (who cares) and temples, there
are lectures from Egyptologists to tell you what's what. More
exciting than the average tape documentary, this includes 2800
still images, which would be quite a collection of picture books.
Part of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute (that's
what they called Near-Eastern studies in the 19th C.), this linksite
will put you right in their regional index for Egypt, which is
a start on hunting.
Treats Egyptian practice as medicine, not mumbo-jumbo, and
will go nicely with Majno, above.
Superb linksite, which it would be silly to try and duplicate
here. Especially fine for including Asian, American, and African
sections, not just Europe and the Near East.
A very attractive site for a course based on Majno's book above.
Good comments on ancient medicine from a less scientistic viewpoint,
and references to sources. T1
A guide to other web sources, also includes essays and bibliographies
of interest. The other half of the species is too often treated
"like normal" (for us) or merely as "comfort women,"
in novels. Yet as the changing front page story here shows, it
is not so simple if you are accurate. Be sure to read the lecture
on non-royal women in Egyptian society, and the changes down the
millenium. Includes William Ward's updating of the trad view of
"Pharaoh's harem": "Royal Ornaments" were
not the King's concubines, they were the ladies-in-waiting to
A thorough-going linksite maintained by the University of California
at Riverside, H-GIG sorts by area, by era (ancient<yours>,
Medieval, early Modern, Modern, and 20th C), or by topic (military,
women, etc.). It's a good place to start a hunt for books and