The Egypt Code

Author : Robert Bauval
ISBN : 1934708216
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Why did the ancients align their monuments so precisely with the stars? What were the practical and symbolic reasons behind these mysterious configurations? From the author of The Orion Mystery, the best-selling book that introduced the revolutionary star-correlation theory about the Giza pyramids, The Egypt Code reveals an amazing Grand Unified Plan behind the legendary temples of upper Egypt. Robert Bauval, one of the world’s most prominent and controversial Egyptologists, completes his groundbreaking investigation of astronomy as related to Egyptian monuments and related religious texts. The Egypt Code revisits the Pyramid Age and the Old Kingdom, proposing a vast sky-ground correlation for the Memphite-Heliopolis region, and presenting the possibility of a grand plan spanning three thousand years of Pharaonic civilization and involving pyramids and major temple sites along the Nile. The central idea of the book is that the cosmic order, which the ancients referred to as "Maat," was comprised of the observable cycles of the sun and stars, in particular the star Sirius, and that the changes that took place due to the precession of the equinoxes and the so-called Sothic Cycle are reflected in the orientation and location of religious sites.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Cracking The Egyptian Code

Author : Andrew Robinson
ISBN : 9780199942909
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1799 Napoleon's army uncovered an ancient stele in the Nile delta. Its inscription, recorded in three distinct scripts--ancient Greek, Coptic, and hieroglyphic--would provide scholars with the first clues to unlocking the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs, a language lost for nearly two millennia. More than twenty years later a remarkably gifted Frenchman named Jean-Francois Champollion successfully deciphered the hieroglyphs on the stele, now commonly known as the Rosetta Stone, sparking a revolution in our knowledge of ancient Egypt. Cracking the Egyptian Code is the first biography in English of Champollion, widely regarded as the founder of Egyptology. Andrew Robinson meticulously reconstructs how Champollion cracked the code of the hieroglyphic script, describing how Champollion started with Egyptian obelisks in Rome and papyri in European collections, sailed the Nile for a year, studied the tombs in the Valley of the Kings (a name he first coined), and carefully compared the three scripts on the Rosetta Stone to penetrate the mystery of the hieroglyphic text. Robinson also brings to life the rivalry between Champollion and the English scientist Thomas Young, who claimed credit for launching the decipherment, which Champollion hotly denied. There is much more to Champollion's life than the Rosetta Stone and Robinson gives equal weight to the many roles he played in his tragically brief life, from a teenage professor in Revolutionary France to a supporter of Napoleon (whom he met), an exile, and a curator at the Louvre. Extensively illustrated in color and black-and-white pictures, Cracking the Egyptian Code will appeal to a wide readership interested in Egypt, decipherment and code-breaking, and Napoleon and the French Revolution.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Islamic Law And Civil Code

Author : Richard A. Debs
ISBN : 9780231520997
Genre : Social Science
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Richard A. Debs follows the modern development of law in Egypt, a predominantly Islamic society in which the West has defined the terms of progress in the modern era. Debs focuses specifically on Egypt and its modern legal institutions, which draw upon society's own vigorous legal traditions as it forms its modern law. Yet Debs also touches on issues that are common to all such societies that have adopted, either by choice or by necessity, Western legal systems. Egypt's unique synthesis of Western and traditional elements is the outcome of an effort to respond to national goals and requirements. Egypt's traditional law is the Shari'ah, the fundamental law of all Islamic societies, and through his analysis of Egypt's law of property, he shows how Islamic jurisprudence can be sophisticated, coherent, rational, and effective, developed over centuries to serve the needs of societies that have flourished under the rule of law.
Category: Social Science

The Law Of The Near And Middle East

Author : Herbert J. Liebesny
ISBN : 0873952561
Genre : Law
File Size : 28.22 MB
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A systematic survey of fundamental statements of Islamic and Near Eastern law that includes selections from the writings of classic Islamic scholars, contemporary works on legal theory, and modern Middle Eastern codes. No other accessible work brings together so many useful materials on the development of Islamic law, as does this volume based on translations from a variety of languages and numerous sources, all of which are identified. Because of the important role which law plays in Islamic culture, some acquaintance with legal developments is indispensible if one is to gain a rounded picture of Islamic culture.
Category: Law

The Egypt Game

Author : Zilpha Keatley Snyder
ISBN : 9781439132029
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Sanh Ur Code And The Emergence Of Modern Arab Civil Law 1932 To 1949

Author : Guy Bechor
ISBN : 9789004158788
Genre : Religion
File Size : 54.42 MB
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The book examines the drafting of the Egyptian Civil Code of 1949, exposing its unknown sociological strata, under the leadership of Dr. 'Abd al-Razz?q al-Sanh?r?, one of the most prominent jurist to emerge to date in the Arab world.
Category: Religion

Functions Of Code Switching In Egypt

Author : Reem Bassiouney
ISBN : 9789004147607
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 63.39 MB
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This book examines diglossia within the framework of code-switching through an analysis of negation, deixis, and mood marking in Arabic monologues. It reassesses theoretical approaches to diglossia and code-switching in the light of empirical data, and examines the discourse functions of code-switching and the factors that influence it.
Category: Social Science

Fidic

Author : Robert Knutson
ISBN : 9789041123237
Genre : Law
File Size : 48.97 MB
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In this unique guide to the suite of contracts published by FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers) - the contract forms most widely used for international construction undertakings - twenty-two outstanding authorities in construction law from a wide variety of countries, describe relevant likely pitfalls (and special opportunities) for foreign lawyers in each of their jurisdictions. This very useful book will be extremely welcome to in-house counsel who must evaluate the legal disposition of a proposed or pending construction contract subject to the laws of a foreign jurisdiction. It will continue to be of service as long as the project proceeds and beyond, particularly for the optimal resolution of disputes.
Category: Law

Phase Null Die Auserw Hlten

Author : James Dashner
ISBN : 9783646927573
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 28.82 MB
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Das Ende der Welt war nah. Brennende Wälder, ausgetrocknete Flüsse und Seen, ein steigender Meeresspiegel. Es folgte die Seuche. Unzählige Tote, Gewalt regierte, die Menschheit verlor ihre Menschlichkeit. Deshalb gründetet sich ANGST, eine Organisation, die einen Ausweg gesucht hat. Dazu brauchten sie einen ganz besonderen Jungen, Thomas. Und anscheinend ging der Plan auf, denn Thomas konstruierte das Labyrinth. Doch jetzt gibt es Geheimnisse, Lügen und verhängnisvolle Allianzen.
Category: Juvenile Fiction