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The Crescent On The Temple

Author : Pamela Berger
ISBN : 9789004203006
Genre : Religion
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"The Crescent on the Temple" elucidates how the Dome of the Rock came to stand for the Temple of Solomon in Christian, Muslim, and Jewish art. That “Temple,” represented as the Muslim shrine, is often surmounted by a crescent.
Category: Religion

The Cave Temples Of India

Author : James Burgess
ISBN : 9781108055529
Genre : Social Science
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This 1880 publication is the culmination of pioneering studies of the cave temples and architectural history of India.
Category: Social Science

The Temple Of Mukt Vara At Cau Ad Napura

Author : Vasundhara Filliozat
ISBN : 8170173272
Genre : Architecture
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Study in the context of art and architectural tradition of India.
Category: Architecture

Every Pilgrim S Guide To The Holy Land

Author : Norman Wareham
ISBN : 1853112127
Genre : Religion
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Expanded edition of this popular informative and devotional guide which provides background knowledge of over 60 of the best known sites. Practical help and general advice on facilitites available, maps, drawings, diagrams and full colour section.
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Narrative Of The Operations And Recent Discoveries Within The Pyramids Temples Tombs And Excavations In Egypt And Nubia

Author : Giovanni Battista Belzoni
ISBN : BSB:BSB10222217
Genre : Egypt
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After briefly studying hydraulics in Rome, the young Belzoni spent several years leading a vagabond existence and eventually ended up in London as a professional muscleman. Traveling with a troupe of entertainers, Belzoni was on his way to Constantinople when he learned there was a need for hydraulic engineers in Egypt. While there, he befriended the British consul, who eventually offered him a position working in archaeology for the British government. Belzoni's discoveries, many of which are now housed in the British Museum, made him a celebrity in England. Over time his interest turned from the recovery of individual objects to the excavation and recording of monuments. Upon his return to Europe in 1819, Belzoni wrote of his archaeological discoveries in his "Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids," which was published along with a set of forty-four images that he faithfully copied from various Egyptian tombs. The book was a tremendous success and was soon translated into French and Italian as well as edited into a smaller edition aimed at a more popular audience. -- MMA website.
Category: Egypt

The Cross In The Shadow Of The Crescent

Author : Erwin W. Lutzer
ISBN : 9780736951326
Genre : Religion
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Islam's rise in the West, including America poses a threat to our freedoms of speech and religion. But it also offers christians a powerful opportunity to share the gospel. Senior pastor of The Moody Church and nationally known radio host Erwin Lutzer surveys Islams's treatment of Christians both past and present, and anwers these questions and more.
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A Voyage Into The Levant

Author : Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
ISBN : 9781108075220
Genre : History
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Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708) was originally destined for the church, but his interest in botany led him to become professor of botany at the Jardin des plantes in Paris, and to travel all over Europe and beyond in search of interesting specimens. He was chiefly interested in the classification of plants, but is now best remembered for the accounts he wrote of voyages undertaken for the purpose of scientific discovery. This illustrated two-volume work, published posthumously in French in 1717 and translated into English the following year, recounts a journey begun in 1700, around the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, visiting Crete and other Greek islands, Istanbul, Armenia and Georgia. Tournefort notes not only plants, but geographical features, antiquities, the people he encounters, and their way of life, agriculture and industry. Volume 1 begins with a biography of Tournefort, and ends with an account of Constantinople.
Category: History