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The Complete Temples Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Richard H. Wilkinson
ISBN : 0500283966
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A fully illustrated survey of Egypt s temples, covering the secret rites and architectural wonders of these powerful and mysterious monuments from early pharaonic times to the Roman period"

The Complete Gods And Goddesses Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Richard H. Wilkinson
ISBN : 0500051208
Genre : History
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A guide to Egyptian religion describes the mythology, iconography, and forms of worship associated with each god and goddess.
Category: History

Temples Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Dieter Arnold
ISBN : 1850439451
Genre : Architecture, Ancient
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This book presents an important survey of ancient Egyptian temples and the rituals associated with their use. It covers the entire pharaonic era, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period, and offers a fresh perspective on ritual and its cultural significance, demonstrating the role of temples as loci for the creative interplay of sacred space and sacred time. Temples of Ancient Egypt challenges the traditional division of temples into the categories of either 'mortuary' or 'divine', showing that their functions and symbolic representations were, at once, too varied and too intertwined.
Category: Architecture, Ancient

The Complete Cities Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Steven Snape
ISBN : 9780500772416
Genre : History
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From early towns to booming metropolises, The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt explores every facet of urban life in ancient Egypt with a leading authority in the field as a guide Ancient Egyptian cities and towns have until recently been one of the least-studied and least-published aspects of this great ancient civilization. Now, new research and excavation are transforming our knowledge. This is the first book to bring these latest discoveries to a wide audience and to provide a comprehensive overview of what we know about ancient settlement during the dynastic period. The cities range in date from early urban centers to large metropolises. From houses to palaces to temples, the different parts of Egyptian cities and towns are examined in detail, giving a clear picture of the urban world. The inhabitants, from servants to Pharaoh, are vividly brought to life, placed in the context of the civil administration that organized every detail of their lives. Famous cities with extraordinary buildings and fascinating histories are also examined here through detailed individual treatments, including: Memphis, home of the pyramid–building kings of the Old Kingdom; Thebes, containing the greatest concentration of monumental buildings from the ancient world; and Amarna, intimately associated with the pharaoh Akhenaten. An analysis of information from modern excavations and ancient texts recreates vibrant ancient communities, providing range and depth beyond any other publication on the subject.
Category: History

The Complete Valley Of The Kings

Author : Nicholas Reeves
ISBN : 0500284032
Genre : History
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Here is a paperback edition of the definitive account of the Valley of the Kings, visited by millions and famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs. Reeves and Wilkinson, both world authorities on the valley, bring together the art, archaeology and history in an exciting narrative to create both an essential sourcebook and an entertaining guide for tourists, scholars, students and all armchair travellers.
Category: History

Ancient Egyptian Masonry

Author : Somers Clarke
ISBN : 158509059X
Genre : Architecture
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Reveals the methods Egyptians used to build their stone constructions. We marvel at the structures they built, not knowing exactly how it was done. The authors state that their explanation of the Great Pyramids construction is not the final answer and that many mysteries still remain, yet do a fascinating job in detailing how the huge stones were dressed and laid out. Many mysteries are cleared up in this book, which includes over 250 sketches and pictures that back up the authors claims. They reveal how hard work, ingenuity, and an advanced knowledge of mathematics and physics account for some of the amazing architectural feats performed in early Egypt. Yet when a mystery remains, the authors openly admit it. Any serious researcher on ancient Egypt should not be without this book.
Category: Architecture

Gifts For The Gods

Author : Marsha Hill
ISBN : 9781588392312
Genre : Metal sculpture
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Category: Metal sculpture

The Complete Greek Temples

Author : Antony Spawforth
ISBN : 0500051429
Genre : Architecture
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An all-encompassing portrait of the design and architectural elements of ancient Greek monuments summarizes the latest thinking on temple building while offering insight into the historical and cultural contexts of key constructions, in a volume complemented by a gazetteer of all known colonnaded temples.
Category: Architecture

Ancient Egypt

Author : Lorna Oakes
ISBN : 0760749434
Genre : History
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A guide to the mythology and religion of ancient Egypt, and to the temples and tombs of the world's first great civilization. A chronology of ancient Egypt charts the events of a society that flourished for three millennia. A guide to the most famous burial sites, including Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings. A tour of sacred centers from the mortuary temples of the pharaohs to those dedicated to the many gods and goddesses. Illustrated with more than 900 color photographs. --From publisher's description.
Category: History

Egyptian Temples

Author : Steven R. Snape
ISBN : 0747803277
Genre : Egypt
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Colossal stone temples are one of the most immediately recognisable products of ancient Egyptian civilisation: distinctive in appearance, striking in sheer size and impressive in the skill shown in the carving and painting of their walls. This book looks at what is known about Egyptian temples, their chronological development, and the range of different religious structures referred to under the general heading of temples. Different chapters explain, with illustrations, the nature of Egyptian gods and why they needed temples to be built for them, what went on within the buildings, and how priests, acting on behalf of the king, served the god on a daily basis and in regular festivals which involved the population as a whole. It also explains the underlying ideas which result in Egyptian temples developing such a particular and peculiar appearance and why both architecture and decoration in Egyptian temples reflect different periods of temple building and different types of temple. About the author Steven Snape studied Archaeology, specialising in Egyptology, at the University of Liverpool. He was awarded a PhD in 1985 for a study of the cemeteries at Abydos. He has directed archaeological fieldwork for Liverpool University, the Egypt Exploration Society and the University of Pennsylvania in both the eastern and western Delta, northern Sinai and at the temple sites of Abydos, Shanhur (near Luxor) and in the Ramesside fortress at Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham.llege London, and has since published much of the inscribed material in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Category: Egypt