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The royal tombs of Egypt : the art of Thebes revealed

Author: Zahi A Hawass; Sandro Vannini
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The royal tombs, tunneled deep into the Theban cliffs, represented both the gates to the Netherworld and the womb of the Great Goddess. Many of them contain outstanding wall paintings of the king with gods and goddesses, as well as papyri, mummies, decorated coffins and other artifacts. This is the first book to reproduce these murals in full, and to explore the meanings of the esoteric and arcane Netherworld Books  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zahi A Hawass; Sandro Vannini
ISBN: 9780500513224 0500513228
OCLC Number: 70844497
Description: 315 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The royal tombs of ancient Egypt --
1. Building and equipping the royal tomb --
2. Images of the king with the gods --
3. The Book of the Amduat --
4. The Book of Gates --
5. The Book of Caverns and the Book of the Earth --
6. The Litanies of Re --
7. The Book of the Dead --
8. The Books of the Heavens --
Conclusion. Saving the Valley of the Kings --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Zahi Hawass ; photographs by Sandro Vannini.

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The Valley of the Kings is famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs. Many of the royal tombs contain astonishing wall paintings of the king with various gods  Read more...

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