Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1984. Photos & diagrams. First Edition. Cloth and boards. 4to (10 1/4" x 7 3/4"), yellow cloth with green label and gold lettering on spine over off-white boards, profusely illustrated with B&W photographs, diagrams, & maps; pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with photograph of stone relief of Pharaoh Akhenaten with archival protective clear film sleeve, xxvi + 255 pages +  Author & Publication Information. Fine / Fine. Item #4003
Donald Redford (born 1934) is a highly respected Canadian Egyptologist and archaeologist. Professor Redford has directed a number of important excavations in Egypt, notably at Karnak, Mendes, and Akhenaten Temple Project at Amarna.
The 18th Dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten was heretical in his support of the Aten solar ankh rather than the ancient traditional gods of Egypt. Once Akhenaten, his beautiful wife Nefertiti, and his young son Tut had died, their successors reverted to time-honored patterns of belief, and most of Akhenaten's archaeological remains were destroyed. Redford's highly readable and well-illustrated study does much to reconstitute this remarkable pharaoh and his activities.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION: tight, bright, clean copy of a very important study on the great Egyptian heretic and monotheist. No remainder markings.