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The emperors' needles : Egyptian obelisks and Rome

Author: Susan Fern
Publisher: Exeter : Bristol Phoenix Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Obelisks, originally associated with the sun cult, had their heyday between 2000 and 1500 BC, when they adorned the Nile's banks and proclaimed the splendour of the pharaohs. Today, only twenty-seven  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sorek, Susan.
Emperors' needles.
Exeter : Bristol Phoenix Press, 2010
(OCoLC)763163431
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Fern
ISBN: 9781904675518 1904675514 1904675301 9781904675303
OCLC Number: 149505662
Description: xxiv, 168 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the history of Pharaonic Egypt --
The cult of the sun stone : the origins of the obelisk --
Created from stone : how Egyptian obelisks were made --
Contact with the west : Greece and Rome --
Roman annexation of Egypt --
Egyptian influence in Rome --
Augustus and the first Egyptian obelisks to reach Rome --
Other Augustan obelisks --
Augustus' successors : Tiberius and Caligula --
Claudius and Nero : the last of Augustus' dynasty --
The Flavian emperors and the obelisks of Domitian --
The emperor Hadrian : a memorial to grief --
Constantine and the new Rome --
From Rome to Constantinople --
An obelisk in France --
Obelisks in Britain --
From the Old World to the New : an obelisk in New York --
The obelisk builders and the standing obelisks of Egypt --
Conclusions.
Other Titles: Egyptian obelisks and Rome
Responsibility: Susan Sorek.

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