Ancient Memphis, 'Enduring is the Perfection'
Ancient Memphis 'Enduring is the Perfection' brings together some
of the latest findings regarding Egypt's first capital. The twenty-two
papers that comprise the volume were originally presented in August 2008
during a conference held at Macquarie University, Sydney, in which both
international speakers and scholars from across Australia examined the
administrative functions of Memphis, its social structure, demography,
art, material culture, religious institutions, and mortuary beliefs from
the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period to the end of the New Kingdom.
Collectively, the papers provide a fascinating overview of one of the most
important cities in dynastic history and reveal the potential of ancient
Memphis for achieving a greater understanding of Egypt's socio-political
and cultural development.