Searching for Ancient Egypt

Art, Architecture, and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Author: University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,David P. Silverman,Edward Brovarski

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801434823

Category: Art

Page: 342

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Presents photographs of and essays about ancient Egyptian art

The Search for God in Ancient Egypt

Author: Jan Assmann

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487293

Category: History

Page: 275

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First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.This classic work by one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists was first published in German in 1984. The Search for God in Ancient Egypt offers a distillation of Jan Assmann's views on ancient Egyptian religion, with special emphasis on theology and piety. Deeply rooted in the texts of ancient Egypt and thoroughly informed by comparative religion, theology, anthropology, and semiotic analysis, Assmann's interpretations reveal the complexity of Egyptian thought in a new way.Assmann takes special care to distinguish between the "implicit" theology of Egyptian polytheism and the "explicit" theology that is concerned with exploring the problem of the divine. His discussion of polytheism and mythology addresses aspects of ritual, the universe, and myth; his consideration of explicit theology deals with theodicy and the specifics of Amarna religion.

The Search for Ancient Egypt

Author: Jean Vercoutter

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500300138

Category: Archaeology

Page: 207

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The world of the pharaohs, rediscovered and revealed by such men as Howard Carter, discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Thousands of years

an archaeologist's search for ancient Egypt

Author: John Albert Wilson

Publisher: Scribner Book Company


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy

Sacred Science and the Search for Soul

Author: Todd Hayen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131730747X

Category: Psychology

Page: 164

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In Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy, Todd Hayen explores what the spiritual concepts of the enigmatic ancient Egyptians can teach us about our own modern psyches and the pursuit of a meaningful life. Hayen examines the ancient Egyptians’ possession of a concept contemporary academics have labeled "consciousness of the heart": an innate knowledge of the entirety of the universe. While all human beings possess this consciousness of the heart, our modern culture has largely lost the ability to tap into this inborn knowledge. By examining the material accomplishments of ancient Egypt, and how their seemingly deeper awareness of their inner world created a harmonious outer world, we can begin to understand how modern psychotherapy, through a Jungian perspective, could be instrumental in achieving a more profound and meaningful personal experience of life. Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy will be insightful reading for analytical psychologists in practice and in training, Jungian psychotherapists and psychologists, and academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies and ancient spirituality.

Die Kane-Chroniken 1: Die rote Pyramide

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

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Ins Museum? An Heiligabend? Bescheuerte Idee, findet Sadie. Sie sieht ihren Vater, den Ägyptologen Dr. Julius Kane, doch eh nur zwei Mal im Jahr und dann so was! Aber Sadie und ihr Bruder Carter merken schnell, dass es ihrem Vater nicht um verstaubte Sarkophage geht – er will den Gott Osiris beschwören! Das geht allerdings schief und stattdessen wird er von einer glutroten Gestalt entführt. Sadie und Carter müssen es mit der gesamten ägyptischen Götterwelt aufnehmen, um ihren Vater zu befreien. Die ganze Serie über die Kane-Geschwister: Die Kane-Chroniken – Die rote Pyramide (Band 1) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Feuerthron (Band 2) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Schatten der Schlange (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband)


The Search for Ancient Cultures

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN: 9780806908632

Category: History

Page: 224

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Looks at the art, architecture, and value systems of ancient cultures, and describes their influence on Western civilization

Ancient Egypt

Author: David P. Silverman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195219524

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7608

A collection of essays based on the latest historical research and archeological discoveries surveys the culture and religion of ancient Egypt.


The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

Author: Zahi A. Hawass,Franck Goddio

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426205453

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 9382

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Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt

Author: Jan Assmann

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464862

Category: History

Page: 504

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"Human beings," the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, "are the animals that have to live with the knowledge of their death, and culture is the world they create so they can live with that knowledge." In his new book, Assmann explores images of death and of death rites in ancient Egypt to provide startling new insights into the particular character of the civilization as a whole. Drawing on the unfamiliar genre of the death liturgy, he arrives at a remarkably comprehensive view of the religion of death in ancient Egypt. Assmann describes in detail nine different images of death: death as the body being torn apart, as social isolation, the notion of the court of the dead, the dead body, the mummy, the soul and ancestral spirit of the dead, death as separation and transition, as homecoming, and as secret. Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt also includes a fascinating discussion of rites that reflect beliefs about death through language and ritual.

The Treasures of Ancient Egypt

From the Rosetta Stone to the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the Search for the Riches of Ancient Egypt

Author: Jaromir Malek

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: 9780233003108

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

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The pyramids were already millennia old when the ancient Romans began what eventually would become the modern science of archaeology. This stirring account begins in Roman times and traces the adventures of generations of intrepid men and women who uncovered tombs, deciphered hieroglyphic inscriptions, and brought to light spectacular treasures-all to give us a deeper understanding of Egypt's remarkable civilization. Illustrated with pictures of important discoveries and including facsimiles of archaeologists' maps, sketches, and journal pages, this is an irresistible introduction to the fascinating world of Egyptology.

A Research Guide to the Ancient World

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: John M. Weeks,Jason de Medeiros

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442237406

Category: History

Page: 454

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A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources is a partially annotated bibliography that covers the study of the ancient world, and closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in this area of study. This book is the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage.

Seeker of Knowledge

The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author: James Rumford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618333455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A biography of the French scholar whose decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphic language made the study of ancient Egypt possible.

Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt

Author: Corinna Rossi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107320518

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In this fascinating study, architect and Egyptologist Corinna Rossi analyses the relationship between mathematics and architecture in ancient Egypt by exploring the use of numbers and geometrical figures in ancient architectural projects and buildings. While previous architectural studies have searched for abstract 'universal rules' to explain the history of Egyptian architecture, Rossi attempts to reconcile the different approaches of archaeologists, architects and historians of mathematics into a single coherent picture. Using a study of a specific group of monuments, the pyramids, and placing them in the context of their cultural and historical background, Rossi argues that theory and practice of construction must be considered as a continuum, not as two separated fields, in order to allow the original planning process of a building to re-emerge. Highly illustrated with plans, diagrams and figures, this book is essential reading for all scholars of Ancient Egypt and the architecture of ancient cultures.

Ancient Egyptian Civilization

Author: Michael Bell,Sarah Quie

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404280340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Retells myths of the ancient Egyptians and describes aspects of Egyptian society, including history, religion, burial customs, the pharaoh, the scribe, daily life, food, trade and expansion, and the important role of animals.

The Gods of Egypt

Author: Claude Traunecker

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801438349

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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The Gods of Egypt, first published in France in 1992 and now in its third French edition, is a short, elegant, and highly accessible survey of ancient Egyptian religion. The clarity and brevity of Claude Traunecker's book make it especially valuable to readers seeking an authoritative introduction to this complex topic. The Cornell edition, the first English translation, is enhanced by 23 illustrations. Traunecker begins with an overview of the source materials and a discussion of the historiography of Egyptian religion, a subject relatively neglected by scholars. He then describes the actual and metaphysical worlds inhabited by the Egyptian deities and the role that humans played in the Egyptian universe. Focusing especially on the diversity and number of approaches used by Egyptians to explain their world, The Gods of Egypt offers a succinct and highly readable presentation of recent interpretations of Egyptian religion.