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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

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

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
Category: Social Science

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

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 : 0395547962
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Text and photographs examine the mummies and tombs of ancient Egypt.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tombs Of Ancient Egypt Classic Reprint

Author : W. L. Nash
ISBN : 0364310502
Genre : History
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Excerpt from The Tombs of Ancient Egypt To understand the tombs of Ancient Egypt, their arrangement and the scenes painted on the walls, we must realize that the Egyptian's idea of the tomb differed entirely from our own. With us the tomb is the resting-place of the mortal body until, in the course of nature, it shall decay and perish; with the Egyptian it was the depository of the body which they by embalmment endeavoured to preserve from destruction, as they fondly hoped, for ever, and they called it the body's eternal home. With us the immortal part of man is, at death, freed absolutely from the mortal body; with the Egyptian the two were in constant relationship. The Egyptians regarded man as composed of different entities, each of which had its separate life and functions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Category: History

The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : John Romer
ISBN : 9780141918150
Genre : Social Science
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The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports on their journey from burial, and were full of advice about the ferrymen, gods and kings they would meet on the way. Offering valuable insights into ancient Egypt, The Book of the Dead has also inspired fascination with the occult and the afterlife in recent years.
Category: Social Science