Herodotus' autopsy of the Fayoum


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Author  A. Armayor
Publisher  Brill Academic Pub
Publication Date   January 1, 1985
ISBN  9070265079
Pages  161

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From Strabo and Diodorus to Petrie and the pre-sent we have tried to build Herodotus' vast, mysterious, funerary Egyptian Labyrinth and great, man-made Lake Moeris with all manner of pyramids into the Middle-Kingdom ruins of the Fayoum basin, all on the hopeful assumption that Herodotus must have gone to the fifth-century Fayoum merely because he said so. This book constitutes a fundamental re-assessment of the problem and the implications.

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