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Cultural atlas of Ancient Egypt

Author: John Baines; Jaromír Málek; Graham Speake
Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed
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"The book is divided into three parts. The first establishes the cultural setting of ancient Egypt, with chapters on its geography, archaeology, history, art and architecture. The central section of the book takes the reader on a journey down the Nile, calling at some 90 sites where significant discoveries have been made or spectacular monuments stand. From the rock-cut tombs of Aswan to the pyramids at Giza, from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baines; Jaromír Málek; Graham Speake
ISBN: 0816040362 9780816040360
OCLC Number: 48993115
Notes: "An andromeda book"--Title page verso.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: pt. 1 The cultural setting --
The geography of ancient Egypt --
The study of ancient Egypt --
The historical background --
Kings of Egypt --
Gallery of Kings --
Art and architecture --
Conventions of representation --
Tomb stelae --
pt. 2. A journey down the Nile --
Boats on the Nile --
Southern Upper Egypt --
Thebes --
John Gardner Wilkinson at Thebes --
Northern Upper Egypt --
Middle Egypt --
Memphis --
The pyramids : types and construction --
The pyramids : checklist --
Lower Egypt : the Delta --
Nubia --
Peripheral regions --
pt. 3. Aspects of Egyptian society --
Everyday life --
Scribes and writing --
The army --
Women and men --
Religion --
The Egyptian Pantheon --
Burial customs --
Egypt in Western art / Helen Whitehouse --
Museums with Egyptian collections.
Responsibility: by John Baines and Jaromir Malek ; [editor, Graham Speake].

Abstract:

"The book is divided into three parts. The first establishes the cultural setting of ancient Egypt, with chapters on its geography, archaeology, history, art and architecture. The central section of the book takes the reader on a journey down the Nile, calling at some 90 sites where significant discoveries have been made or spectacular monuments stand. From the rock-cut tombs of Aswan to the pyramids at Giza, from he treasures of Tut'ankhamun to the shifting sands of the delta, the reader is transported effortlessly by means of maps, photographs, site plans and descriptive accounts of the visible remains. A further journey takes the intrepid traveler into Nubia and to the temples of Abu Simbel, rescued from the waters of Lake Nasser. The third part considers important aspects of Egyptian society and daily life."--Jacket.

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