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The Valley of the Kings : horizon of eternity

Author: Erik Hornung
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Timken Publishers, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Examines many of the paintings found in the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hornung, Erik.
Valley of the Kings.
New York, N.Y. : Timken Publishers, 1990
(OCoLC)645289254
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Hornung
ISBN: 0943221072 9780943221076
OCLC Number: 21372370
Notes: Translation of: Tal der Könige.
Description: 221 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Exploring the valley --
The architecture of the royal tombs --
The construction of the royal tombs : the workers of Deir el-Medina --
Egyptian divinities : the Pharaoh faces the lords of the beyond --
The predominant theme : the journey of the Sun God --
Further observations on the journey of the Sun God --
The triumph of magic : the Sun God's victory over Apophis --
The kingdom of Osiris : the netherworld --
The just rewarded with life from death --
The unjust damned to nonexistence --
Equipped for eternity --
The tombs of the King's family and his subjects.
Other Titles: Tal der Könige.
Responsibility: Erik Hornung ; translated by David Warburton.

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Examines many of the paintings found in the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

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