The Story of Ancient Mendes
Hardback 261pp Illustrated 254x202mm
9780691142265   Product Code: 97321
Donald B Redford, director of several important Egyptian excavations, shows how one major field project at the city of Mendes has shed light on 5000 years of the Nile delta's history, from the remote prehistoric past to the city's abandonment in the 1st century BCE. Discussing the finds for which he and his colleagues have been responsible, he reconstructs the rise and fall of this centre of political power and the worship of the mysterious 'fornicating ram who mounts the beauties'.