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Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Author : Steven Snape
ISBN : 1444393731
Genre : History
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This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self
Category: History

The Royal Tombs Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Aidan Dodson
ISBN : 9781473880047
Genre : Social Science
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The royal tombs of ancient Egypt include some of the most stupendous monuments of all time, c
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Life And Death In Ancient Egypt

Author : Sigrid Hodel-Hoenes
ISBN : 0801435064
Genre : Art
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This stunning volume is a rarity among Ancient Egyptian art books in being devoted not to remains of royalty but to the tombs of private people—it is the first book in English on this subject.Sigrid Hodel-Hoenes leads us on an expedition to the cemetery used by the officials of New Kingdom Egypt on the eastern flanks of the Western mountain across from Thebes, between the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. She examines the contents of eleven tombs belonging to civil servants, the private people of this ancient city. (All of these tombs are currently accessible to the public in a vast open-air museum.) Lavishly illustrated, with many color photographs and a selection of line drawings, the book provides details of the location, layout, structure, and decoration of the tombs. Hodel-Hoenes addresses such subjects as the two-dimensional art of New Kingdom Thebes, the contents of the tombs, the pigments used in the artists' paints, and the symbolism of the colors and the scenes depicted in the tomb paintings and reliefs A generous bibliography facilitates further exploration of the tombs and their meaning.
Category: Art

The Tomb In Ancient Egypt

Author : Aidan Dodson
ISBN : 0500051399
Genre : History
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For Egyptophiles everywhere, here is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published on the full range of tombs, their decoration and burial customs.
Category: History

An Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Author : Jacqueline Morley
ISBN : 1904194664
Genre : Egypt
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This text provides an extraordinary insight into the development of the most elaborate cemetery of the ancient world. Find out how numerous generations of families were dedicated to building the tomb, and discover the secrets of the intricate processes carried out by teams of specialists.
Category: Egypt

Mummies Tombs And Treasure

Author : Lila Perl
ISBN : 0395547962
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Text and photographs examine the mummies and tombs of ancient Egypt.
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Temples Tombs And Hieroglyphs

Author : Barbara Mertz
ISBN : 9780061842368
Genre : History
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World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions—Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion, and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.
Category: History

Mummies Tombs And Treasure

Author : Lila Perl
ISBN : 1435245784
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Text and photographs examine the mummies and tombs of ancient Egypt.
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Foreigners In Ancient Egypt

Author : Flora Brooke Anthony
ISBN : 9781474241595
Genre : History
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In ancient Egypt, one of the primary roles of the king was to maintain order and destroy chaos. Since the beginning of Egyptian history, images of foreigners were used as symbols of chaos and thus shown as captives being bound and trampled under the king's feet. The early 18th dynasty (1550-1372 BCE) was the height of international trade, diplomacy and Egyptian imperial expansion. During this time new images of foreigners bearing tribute became popular in the tombs of the necropolis at Thebes, the burial place of the Egyptian elite. This volume analyses the new presentation of foreigners in these tombs. Far from being chaotic, they are shown in an orderly fashion, carrying tribute that underscores the wealth and prestige of the tomb owner. This orderliness reflects the ability of the Egyptian state to impose order on foreign lands, but also crucially symbolises the tomb owner's ability to overcome the chaos of death and achieve a successful afterlife. Illustrated with colour plates and black-and-white images, this new volume is an important and original study of the significance of these images for the tomb owner and the functioning of the funerary cult.
Category: History