Faculty Books

Benjamin Foster
The Age of Agade is the first book-length study of the Akkadian period of Mesopotamian history, which saw the rise and fall of the world’s first empire during more than a century of extraordinary political, social, and cultural innovation. It draws together more than 40 years of research by one of...
John Coleman Darnell

Writings from the Ancient World

“This volume offers the first complete English translation of the ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books, important compositions that decorated the New Kingdom royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. These texts present one of humanity’s oldest surviving attempts to describe the unseen realms...
Kevin van Bladel
This is the first major study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaption of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus, the legendary Egyptian sage to whom were ascribed numerous works on astrology, alchemy, talismans, medicine, and philosophy. Before the more famous Renaissance European reception...
Kathryn Slanski

A Study in their form and function

Poems of New York

John Coleman Darnell

Cryptographic Compositions in the Tombs of Tutankamun, Ramesses VI and Ramesses IX

This study is the first detailed examination of the cryptographic texts on the Tutankhamun shrine and in the tomb of Ramesses IX and contains the first treatment of much of the Ramesses VI Corridor G inscriptions. These three enigmatic texts are related in theology, iconography, and physical layout...
Benjamin Foster
The Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh, translated for the Norton Critical Editions series.