ancient Egyptians lived in a remarkable culture that created
some of the world's most beautiful art and architecture. It
was a land where Pharaoh was the monarch of the entire world,
the living emodiment on Earth of the god Horus, son of Osiris,
ruler of the underworld.
vividly written essays and over a hundred attractive illustrations--including
32 color plates--The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is a stunningly
designed and authoritative account of the once glorious civilization
on the Nile. Ranging from 700,000 BC to 311 AD, this volume
portrays the emergence and development of Egypt from its prehistoric
roots to its conquest by the Roman Empire.
Howard Carter in his fascinating odyssey toward the most dramatic
archaeological find of the century--the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Written by Carter only one year after his discovery, this book
captures the overwhelming exhilaration of the find, the painstaking,
step by step process of excavation, and the wonder of opening
a treasure-filled inner chamber whose regal inhabitant had been
dead for 3,000 years. 105 photos.
is a wonderful book; it examines much less talked about lives
of women in ancient Egypt. . It is a refreshing female perspective
on lives of women of Ancient Egypt.
are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before
an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument,
we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning.
Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and Bill Manley,
museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain
a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt.
(art history & Egyptian art, Emory U.) looks at the art
and written records of ancient Egypt to discern the position
occupied by women, what was expected of them and what was
denied to them, what they could achieve, and what men thought
of them. Gracefully written, abundantly illustrated, and nicely
produced. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
endless fascination with ancient Egypt owes much to the beauty
of the tomb paintings, statuary, temple reliefs, and other magnificent
artworks that are the legacy of this remarkable culture. But
despite the multitude of objects and texts that have survived,
questions abound, particularly about the true role of women
in Egyptian society. This wonderfully illustrated, brilliantly
researched book draws on unpublished material from author Zahi
Hawass' own excavations as well as new analyses of older evidence
to penetrate the silent images and paint an astonishing picture
of women's lives.
was the beloved wife of "heretic king" Akhenaton,
who defied ancient custom by practicing monotheism and by elevating
Nefertiti far above the role of subservient consort previously
played by Egyptian queens. Her image has ravished Western viewers
ever since a magnificent limestone bust unearthed at the royal
retreat of Amarna went on display in Berlin in 1924. But frustratingly
few facts are known about this woman who lived more than three
millennia ago. As she did in Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh,
British archeologist Joyce Tyldesley makes a virtue of necessity
by writing a book that is as much a cultural history as a biography.
As Akhenaton swept away the plethora of old gods, dismaying
many of his subjects, he needed a strong female figure to soften
the abstract austerity of Aten, the sun deity; his beautiful
queen was celebrated in official art and inscriptions that focused
on the domestic life of the royal family.
Books' Ancient Egypt continues the tradition of excellent, accurate,
and beautiful reference works for kids 9 to 12 years old. Ancient
Egyptian civilization holds a special fascination for many,
with its mummies, pyramids, and highly stylized artworks. Kids
can explore a Pharaoh's tomb, see a mummy up close, and find
out about Egyptian gods. Lots of archaeological relics show
what life was like for the ancient Egyptians, from how they
dressed to the games they played.
Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses the world's most celebrated
collection of Egyptian antiquities. For the first time, this
vast heritage is revealed in all its unparalleled glory in
hundreds of magnificent full-color photographs-including many
breathtaking close-ups and details-and texts by some of the
world's leading Egyptologists. Alongside the legendary treasures
of Tutankhamun are some of the most impressive examples of
Egyptian sculpture, wall paintings, and decorative art from
the pyramid complexes of Giza, Saqqra, and Dahshur, the royal
necropolis of Thebes, and the Temple of Karnak, among other
fascinating sites. From the finest jewelry to the most imposing
statues, every artifact is captured in startling clarity-with
special lighting techniques that evoke, as never before, the
awe and wonder inspired by these fabulous ancient treasures.
millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians
have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers
throughout the world. Now, this reissue of a Chronicle Books
classic brings to light once more the legendary 3,500-year-old
Papyrus of Ani--the most beautiful of the Egyptian funerary
scrolls ever discovered. Restored to its original sequences,
the elaborately bordered papyrus conveys its intended sense
of motion and meaning in a way no other book on the subject
can match. From mysticism and philosophy to anthropology and
astronomy, this sumptuous volume will appeal to casual readers,
serious scholars, and the generally inquisitive mind.
other civilizations rival Ancient Egypt in its power to capture
the modern imagination, and Cleopatra VII, monarch at the
end of the Ptolemaic period, has always been preeminent among
its cast of characters. Coming to power just before the unstable
state was about to be absorbed into an autocratic empire,
Cleopatra oversaw not only Egypt's progress as an influential
regional power but also the fragile peace of its ethnically
Michel Chauveau looks at many facets of life under this queen
and her dynasty, drawing on such sources as firsthand accounts,
numismatics, and Greek, Demotic, and hieroglyphic inscriptions.
His use of such sources helps to free the narrative of dependence
on later (and usually hostile) Greek and Roman historians.
By taking up such subjects as funeral customs, language and
writing, social class structure, religion, and administration,
he affords the reader an unprecedented and comprehensive picture
of Greek and Egyptian life in both the cities and the countryside.
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