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
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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.
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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.
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Thousands of years

an archaeologist's search for ancient Egypt

Author: John Albert Wilson

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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"Ra is My Lord"

Searching for the Rise of the Sun God at the Dawn of Egyptian History

Author: Jochem Kahl

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447055406

Category: History

Page: 81

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Due to extremely poor and difficult sources, we are as much in the dark about the history of the Egyptian 2nd Dynasty (c.2850-2700 BCE) as we are about the Gods worshipped at that time. Nor are we sure about the reigns and order of kings from this period. having assumed that veneration of the Sun God Re began during the 2nd Dynasty, opinion has changed over the last thirty years: evidence for the worship of Re has been found only for the beginning of the 3rd Dynasty.
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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.
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Ancient Egypt

Author: David P. Silverman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195219524

Category: History

Page: 256

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

The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

Author: Zahi A. Hawass,Franck Goddio

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426205453

Category: History

Page: 255

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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.
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