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Egypt's sunken treasures

Author: Franck Goddio; David Fabre; Manfred Clauss; Christoph Gerigk
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franck Goddio; David Fabre; Manfred Clauss; Christoph Gerigk
ISBN: 9783791339702 3791339702 9783791361598 3791361597
OCLC Number: 191754766
Description: 399 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. The region and its history --
Rediscovered sites --
The history of Alexandria and the surrounding region --
2. Religion and cults --
Myths and legends --
A jar bringing hope for eternal life : the Osiris-Canopus --
Back together after decades apart : Isis and Harpokrates --
As grey as the fertile riverbed : Father Nile --
From astronomical observation to mythology and astrology : Naos of the decades --
Gods, Goddesses and Pharaonic royalty --
Colossal and fertile : Hapy, the inundation of the Nile --
Over life-sized : a Ptolemaic ruling couple --
A beauty from the depths : the Dark Queen ---
As beautiful as Aphrodite : a Ptolemaic Queen --
Underlining the good deeds of a ruler : the stele of Ptolemy VIII --
Cults and rituals --
Gold for the house of the gods : Ptolemy III Foundation plaque --
The fear of a forbidden contact : priest with Osiris-Canopus --
A guarantor for fertility : Sarapis and Calathos --
Monasteries and workshops --
Witness of the Islamic presence : coins --
3. Cities, ports and palaces --
Heracleion-Thonis : customs station and emporium --
Let it be recognizable to all : Athena's decorative helmet crest --
An extraordinary pair of twins : the steles of the Pharaoh Nectanebo I --
Excursus : Alexandria, the worlds trading post --
Excursus : the coins --
Daily life in the Canopic Region --
The scent of gods : an incense burner --
Excursus : the metal finds from Heracleion-Thonis --
Excursus : Egyptian metalwork --
The Portus Magnus of Alexandria --
The good spirit watching over city and county : the Agathodaemon --
4. From excavation to exhibition --
Restoration and conservation --
5. Catalogue --
Canopus --
Heracleion --
Alexandria --
6. Appendices --
Chronology --
Gods and goddesses --
Glossary --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Contributors --
Lenders --
Acknowledgments --
Exhibition --
Catalogue --
Imprint.
Responsibility: edited by Franck Goddio with David Fabre ; photography of the artefacts by Christoph Gerigk.

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