The Royal Tombs of Ancient Egypt

The Royal Tombs of Ancient Egypt

'The tomb protection in the Theban 21st Dynasty: unknown archaeological facts
gathered during the excavation of the Polish-Egyptian “Cliff Mission” at Deir el-
Bahari in the seasons 1999–2006'. In The Libyan period in Egypt: historical and ...

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473880047

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 835

The royal tombs of ancient Egypt include some of the most stupendous monuments of all time.
Categories: History

Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Ancient Egyptian Tombs

This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife.

Author: Steven Snape

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444393731

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 879

This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self
Categories: History

The Tomb in Ancient Egypt

The Tomb in Ancient Egypt

For Egyptophiles everywhere, here is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published on the full range of tombs, their decoration and burial customs.

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500051399

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 437

For Egyptophiles everywhere, here is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published on the full range of tombs, their decoration and burial customs.
Categories: History

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

"The book provides details of the location, layout, structure, and decoration of the tombs.

Author: Sigrid Hodel-Hoenes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801435064

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 869

"The book provides details of the location, layout, structure, and decoration of the tombs. Hodel-Hoenes addresses subjects such as the two-dimensional art of the Kingdom of New Thebes, the contents of the tombs, the pigments used in the artists' paints, and the symbolism of the colors and the scenes depicted in the tomb paintings and reliefs."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

In addition, a full survey of current development in the field makes this a unique book that combines all aspects of death and burial in ancient Egypt into one volume.

Author: Salima Ikram

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774166876

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 185

Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to the ancient Egyptians as how they lived. This well-illustrated book explores all aspects of death in ancient Egypt, including beliefs of the afterlife, mummification, the protection of the body, tombs and their construction and decoration, funerary goods, and the funeral itself. It also addresses the relationship between the living and the dead, and the magico-religious interaction of these two in ancient Egyptian culture. Salima Ikram's own experience with experimental mummification and funerary archaeology lends the book many completely original and provocative insights. In addition, a full survey of current development in the field makes this a unique book that combines all aspects of death and burial in ancient Egypt into one volume.
Categories: History

Mummies Tombs and Treasure

Mummies  Tombs  and Treasure

A fascinating and thorough account of the Egyptian process of mummification and efforts to safeguard places of burial against thieves. "An impressively researched and invitingly written volume." -- Booklist, starred review

Author: Lila Perl

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395547962

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 449

A fascinating and thorough account of the Egyptian process of mummification and efforts to safeguard places of burial against thieves. "An impressively researched and invitingly written volume." -- Booklist, starred review
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tomb of Nebamun

The Tomb of Nebamun

This book explores what the paintings mean and how the experts have painstakingly discovered the mysteries of the tomb and its possible location.

Author: Meredith Hooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 0714131245

Category: Egypt

Page: 32

View: 394

Explore the mysteries of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian Nebamun, discovering his world through the recently conserved paintings from his tomb-chapel.
Categories: Egypt

Burying the Dead in Ancient Egypt

Burying the Dead in Ancient Egypt

This is underscored most prominently by the pyramids, which have captured the world's imagination for centuries.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798644335626

Category:

Page: 214

View: 403

*Includes pictures *Includes excerpts of ancient accounts *Includes a bibliography for further reading Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world's first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it's no wonder that today's world has so many Egyptologists. Given the abundance of funerary artifacts that have been found within the sands of Egypt, it sometimes seems as though the Egyptians were more concerned with the matters of the afterlife than they were with matters of the life they experienced from day to day. This is underscored most prominently by the pyramids, which have captured the world's imagination for centuries. The pyramids of Egypt are such recognizable symbols of antiquity that for millennia, people have made assumptions about what they are and why they exist, without full consideration of the various meanings these ancient symbolic structures have had over the centuries. Generations have viewed them as symbols of a lost past, which in turn is often portrayed as a world full of romance and mystery. This verbal meaning has become associated with the structures through the tourism industry, where intrigue obviously boosts ticket sales. In fact, the Egyptian pyramids are so old that they were also drawing tourists even in ancient times. In antiquity, the Great Pyramid of Giza was listed as one of Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, and it is the only one still surviving today. The age and structural integrity of the pyramids also make them symbols of longevity and power, which is only fitting because those are two purposes the ancient pharaohs who commissioned these works intended them to serve. For the pharaohs, the construction of these large monuments presented an opportunity for them to showcase their influence and become something to be remembered by, both in the society they ruled and in the annals of history that would follow. Even as new dynasties came and went, and even as Egypt was subjected to foreign domination and rulers from across the world, the pyramids have continued to stand as a prominent testament to Egypt's glorious past. To accomplish all the necessities the Egyptians believed in, they relied on spells and invocations, which were collected in a series of funerary texts such as the Pyramid Texts. By the era of the New Kingdom, the most popular funerary text was The Book of the Dead, one of the most evocative titles of literature in the history of humankind. Its mystical writings offer a glimpse into a realm of magical thinking beyond the skills of most writers of fiction. Resplendent with highly accomplished artwork, The Book of the Dead has enraptured scholars and laymen for centuries. Today, Egyptian practices for death and the afterlife are intimately associated with mummies, which have both fascinated and terrified people for centuries. In countless movies, these preserved dead bodies from ancient times are often shown to be mystical creatures that come back from the dead to exact revenge. In the same vein, over the centuries, Egyptian society suggested that there was a tomb curse or "curse of the pharaohs" that ensured anyone who disturbed their tombs, including thieves and archaeologists, would suffer bad luck or even death. Naturally, there were warnings inscribed on the tombs of many buried Egyptians, typically made in an effort to deter grave robbers.
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Pyramids Temples and Tombs of Ancient Egypt

Pyramids  Temples and Tombs of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt has captivated visitors for centuries. This beautifully illustrated volume offers an intriguing insight into the religious and burial practices of the ancient Egyptians.

Author: Lorna Oakes

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 1846810884

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 583

Ancient Egypt has captivated visitors for centuries. This beautifully illustrated volume offers an intriguing insight into the religious and burial practices of the ancient Egyptians. It reveals the tombs of the three most famous ancient burial sites in Egypt: Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings, where the famous tomb of the boy-king Tuthankhamun was discovered. It also investigates the numerous temples of the pharaohs, gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. Lavishly illustrated with wonderful photographs and detailed plans of the major sites, this informative book will provide the reader with a fresh and authoritative view of this ancient civilization. * A fascinating tour of the temples built to worship the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt, including Philae, Karnak and Abydos. * A detailed survey of the famous tombs of the pharaohs, their queens and their royal officials. * Compelling insights into the daily lives and religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. * Illustrated with over 500 photographs of the major sites. About the Author: Lorna Oakes is a lecturer in Egyptology at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is also a Special Assistant in the Education Service of the British Museum, and regularly takes part in public gallery talks and lectures on ancient Egypt and the Near East. She has led many study tours to Egypt, a country which she loves and where she has many friends.
Categories: Architecture

Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt

Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt

This book sets the record straight, presenting evidence from each of the periods covered of poorer and average graves alongside the more famous wealthy tombs.

Author: Wolfram Grajetski

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UOM:39015058082507

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 597

Explains why ancient Egyptians of all classes were preoccupied with tombs, discusses the evolution of their burial practices, and includes illustrations, a map of the principal sites mentioned, a chronology, and a glossary.
Categories: History

Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians

Introduces the world of the ancient Egyptians, exploring how they lived their daily lives, their religion, and how they were ruled.

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756516455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 516

Introduces the world of the ancient Egyptians, exploring how they lived their daily lives, their religion, and how they were ruled.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

A comprehensive resource for the active study of Ancient Egypt.

Author: Suzanne Brown

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 9781864004274

Category: Egypt

Page: 111

View: 972

A comprehensive resource for teachers and students comprised of notes, information, copymasters and detailed drawings - River Nile - Domestic life - Egyptian society - Religion - Afterlife - Mummies - Gods - Hieroglyphs - Timeline - Early inventions.
Categories: Egypt

Proportion and Style in Ancient Egyptian Art

Proportion and Style in Ancient Egyptian Art

In this work, Gay Robins offers convincing evidence, based on a study of Egyptian usage of grid systems and proportions, that innovation and stylistic variation played a significant role in ancient Egyptian art.

Author: Gay Robins

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292787742

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 526

The painted and relief-cut walls of ancient Egyptian tombs and temples record an amazing continuity of customs and beliefs over nearly 3,000 years. Even the artistic style of the scenes seems unchanging, but this appearance is deceptive. In this work, Gay Robins offers convincing evidence, based on a study of Egyptian usage of grid systems and proportions, that innovation and stylistic variation played a significant role in ancient Egyptian art. Robins thoroughly explores the squared grid systems used by the ancient artists to proportion standing, sitting, and kneeling human figures. This investigation yields the first chronological account of proportional variations in male and female figures from the Early Dynastic to the Ptolemaic periods. Robins discusses in detail the proportional changes underlying the revolutionary style instituted during the Amarna Period. She also considers how the grid system influenced the composition of scenes as a whole. Numerous line drawings with superimposed grids illustrate the text.
Categories: Art

Egyptian Tombs

Egyptian Tombs

Discusses the design, purpose, and excavation of the pyramids of ancient Egypt, the Egyptians' beliefs about death, how mummies were made, and some legends about the pyramids.

Author: Jeanne Bendick

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 0531104621

Category: Egypt

Page: 64

View: 298

Discusses the design, purpose, and excavation of the pyramids of ancient Egypt, the Egyptians' beliefs about death, how mummies were made, and some legends about the pyramids.
Categories: Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

The full range of the history and archaeology of ancient Egypt is presented in this lavishly illustrated book. Also available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish

Author: Farid Atiya

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9771736345

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 744

The full range of the history and archaeology of ancient Egypt is presented in this lavishly illustrated book. Also available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Categories: History

The Funerary Art of Ancient Egypt

The Funerary Art of Ancient Egypt

This book is the first to discuss the artistic development of funerary scenes over the four hundred years of the New Kingdom, covering the different reigns of the period.

Author: abeer el shahawy

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9771723537

Category: Art

Page: 106

View: 131

Ancient Egyptian artists produced masterpieces and works of funerary art on a scale never seen before or since. This book is the first to discuss the artistic development of funerary scenes over the four hundred years of the New Kingdom, covering the different reigns of the period. It shows the sequence of events in the funeral processions and how they developed over the course of time. Moreover, it covers many different sites in the Theban necropolis, including scenes from many closed and unpublished tombs. This first-ever survey describes the pictorial drama that was the funeral procession, explores rare and unique scenes, and shows the echoes that remain from these ancient funerals in modern Egypt today.
Categories: Art

Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

Explore day-to-day living in ancient Egypt in this exciting new revised edition.

Author: Bob Brier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313353062

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 314

Explore day-to-day living in ancient Egypt in this exciting new revised edition.
Categories: History

An Ancient Egyptian Tomb

An Ancient Egyptian Tomb

NO CORATING THE WALLS HE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS believed that the tomb
was THE PIGMENTS the entrance to a new life and they decorated its walls with
Red , made from Green , made scenes of the life to come . ochre , a type of clay ...

Author: Jacqueline Morley

Publisher: Salariya Publishers

ISBN: 1904194664

Category: Egypt

Page: 45

View: 967

This text provides an extraordinary insight into the development of the most elaborate cemetery of the ancient world. Find out how numerous generations of families were dedicated to building the tomb, and discover the secrets of the intricate processes carried out by teams of specialists.
Categories: Egypt

Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians

A collection of ancient Egyptian biographies divided into five periods from the Old Kingdom, about 2686 B.C., to the declining New Kingdom, about 245 B.C., this book profiles some 30 Egyptian leaders, devovoting a three- to seven-page ...

Author: Rosalie F. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195122213

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 464

A collection of ancient Egyptian biographies divided into five periods from the Old Kingdom, about 2686 B.C., to the declining New Kingdom, about 245 B.C., this book profiles some 30 Egyptian leaders, devovoting a three- to seven-page chapter to each one.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

A survey of Egyptian art and architecture is enhanced by revised text, an updated bibliography, and over four hundred illustrations.

Author: William Stevenson Smith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300077475

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 917

A survey of Egyptian art and architecture is enhanced by revised text, an updated bibliography, and over four hundred illustrations.
Categories: Art