The Monuments of Egypt

The Monuments of Egypt

Author: Francis Lister Hawks

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044037686672

Category: Bible

Page: 418

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Categories: Bible

The Monuments of Egypt and Nubia

The Monuments of Egypt and Nubia

This volume recounts the era of early Egyptology at the start of the nineteenth century, and presents the most beautiful plates from Rosellini's original work made following the long expedition.

Author: ippolito rosellini

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774247897

Category: Art

Page: 128

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On the drawings executed by the artist during the archaeological campaign in Egypt, funded in 1828 by the King of France and the Grand Duke of Tuscany, which commenced the study of Egyptology.
Categories: Art

The Monuments of Ancient Egypt

The Monuments of Ancient Egypt

Millions of tourists visit the ancient Egyptian sites annually and are inspired by the ruins.

Author: Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004562382

Category: Egypt

Page: 167

View: 873

Millions of tourists visit the ancient Egyptian sites annually and are inspired by the ruins. Yet it is impossible for them to photograph the ruins adequately: the sites are overrun with tourists, photography is forbidden in various locations and amateur cameras cannot correct the perspectives of the monuments. Meanwhile no book currently exists of professional-quality photographs specifically portraying the monuments.
Categories: Egypt

The Monuments of Egypt

The Monuments of Egypt

With more than 600 entries and 350 plans, diagrams and photographs and maps, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction to ancient Egyptian monuments that is an essential companion for every visitor to the ancient sites along the Nile ...

Author: Dieter Arnold

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215526364

Category: Architecture, Ancient

Page: 274

View: 924

With more than 600 entries and 350 plans, diagrams and photographs and maps, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction to ancient Egyptian monuments that is an essential companion for every visitor to the ancient sites along the Nile.
Categories: Architecture, Ancient

Monuments of Egypt

Monuments of Egypt

Author: Charles Coulston Gillispie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0910413215

Category: Architecture

Page: 525

View: 376

Categories: Architecture

Monuments of Egypt

Monuments of Egypt

Presents photographs of the great temples, tombs, and pyramids of both the Old and New Kingdoms

Author: Eliot Porter

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019566929

Category: Photography

Page: 102

View: 826

Presents photographs of the great temples, tombs, and pyramids of both the Old and New Kingdoms
Categories: Photography

The Monuments of Upper Egypt

The Monuments of Upper Egypt

... remotest degree contributed to popularise Egypt's wonders , and to bring them
and their English and American visitors ... and its sole object is to introduce the
visitor to the Monuments of Upper Egypt , and to supply him with such information
 ...

Author: Auguste Mariette-Bey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B302600

Category: Egypt

Page: 261

View: 713

Categories: Egypt

Egypt and Its Monuments

Egypt and Its Monuments

Author: Amelia B. Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:RSLTRT

Category: Art, Egyptian

Page: 325

View: 545

Categories: Art, Egyptian

The Pyramids

The Pyramids

By one of the world's leading Egyptologists, The Pyramids sets our knowledge of these unique, haunting and perennially fascinating edifices into the context of ancient Egyptian culture and politics.

Author: Miroslav Verner

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782396802

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 758

How did a people who lived nearly five thousand years ago, who knew neither iron nor bronze and who lacked mastery of elementary rules of calculation, manage to construct enormous stone structures with a precision seldom matched even by modern architecture? By one of the world's leading Egyptologists, The Pyramids sets our knowledge of these unique, haunting and perennially fascinating edifices into the context of ancient Egyptian culture and politics.
Categories: History

Illustrations of the Bible from the Monuments of Egypt

Illustrations of the Bible from the Monuments of Egypt

BY EGYPTIAN MONUMENTS . 77 We find the art of netting generally connected
with that of weaving . It will be seen from the engraving , that the process did not
differ very much from that which is in use at the present day . But the Egyptians ...

Author: William Cooke Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH547G

Category: Bible

Page: 200

View: 116

Categories: Bible

The Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt

The Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt

Although this was a long and painstaking process both in legal and technical
terms , the site has been cleared of all previous users , put under the Egyptian
Antiquities Organization ' s authority , and fenced . The restoration work
concentrated ...

Author: Jere L. Bacharach

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: UOM:39015034429897

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

View: 869

The Cairo earthquake of October 1992 was the immediate background to an international conference of art historians, engineers, and architects, held in Cairo in June 1993 to discuss general and specific problems related to the preservation and conservation of Islamic monuments in Egypt, with particular focus on Cairo. More than half the participants were Egyptian, while others came from the United States, Britain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey. The papers presented in this volume record the views and experiences of this diverse group of specialists. In the first section of the book, the opening essay raises critical theoretical issues on the nature of restoration and how decisions to repair, replace, or remove particular elements in a building reflect the values of a particular time and group of individuals. A second essay addresses the question of approaching restoration in terms of an historic zone rather than particular buildings, and others demonstrate the breadth of overseas involvement in the restoration of Cairo's Islamic monuments, with specific examples of work undertaken by Germans, Italians, and Poles. The technical problems facing any restoration or conservation project in Egypt are the focus of the second part of the book: topics range from the problems of retrofitting monuments to prevent further damage from earthquakes to concerns with the ground water and pollutants. The book reveals how much has been achieved since the last such conference over a decade ago, in particular the growing participation of Egyptians in the conservation and preservation of their heritage.
Categories: Architecture

Sphinx

Sphinx

Christiane Zivie-Coche, a distinguished Egyptologist, surveys the long history of the Great Sphinx and discusses its original appearance, its functions and religious significance, its relation to the many other Egyptian sphinxes, and the ...

Author: Christiane Zivie-Coche

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801489547

Category: Art

Page: 122

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Sphinxes are legion in Egypt--what is so special about this one?... We shall take a stroll around the monument itself, scrutinizing its special features and analyzing the changes it experienced throughout its history. The evidence linked to the statue will enable us to trace its evolution... down to the worship it received in the first centuries of our own era, when Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans mingled together in devotion to this colossus, illustrious witness to a past that was already more than two millennia old.--from the Introduction The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the few monuments from ancient Egypt familiar to nearly everyone. In a land where the colossal is part of the landscape, it still stands out, the largest known statue in Egypt. Originally constructed as the image of King Chephren, builder of the second of the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx later acquired new fame in the guise of the sun god Harmakhis. Major construction efforts in the New Kingdom and Roman Period transformed the monument and its environs into an impressive place of pilgrimage, visited until the end of pagan antiquity. Christiane Zivie-Coche, a distinguished Egyptologist, surveys the long history of the Great Sphinx and discusses its original appearance, its functions and religious significance, its relation to the many other Egyptian sphinxes, and the various discoveries connected with it. From votive objects deposited by the faithful and inscriptions that testify to details of worship, she reconstructs the cult of Harmakhis (in Egyptian, Har-em-akhet, or Horus-in-the-horizon), which arose around the monument in the second millennium. We are faced, she writes, with a religious phenomenon that is entirely original, though not unique: a theological reinterpretation turned an existing statue into the image of the god who had been invented on its basis. The coming of Christianity ended the Great Sphinx's religious role. The ever-present sand buried it, thus sparing it the fate that overtook the nearby pyramids, which were stripped of their stone by medieval builders. The monument remained untouched, covered by its desert blanket, until the first excavations. Zivie-Coche details the archaeological activity aimed at clearing the Sphinx and, later, at preserving it from the corrosive effects of a rising water table. --Elizabeth Crowley, Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2003 "Egyptian Archeology"
Categories: Art

Egypt and the Bible or the Pentateuch and other Scriptures explained illustrated and vindicated by the monuments of Ancient Egypt

Egypt and the Bible  or  the Pentateuch and other Scriptures explained  illustrated  and vindicated by the monuments of Ancient Egypt

there innumerable incidental statements and facts which none but a writer
acquainted with Egypt could have inserted ... Religious Tract Society , 1841
Gosse ( P. H. ) , The Monuments of Ancient Egypt , and their Relation to the Word
of God .

Author: Joseph ANGUS

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017091463

Category: Bible

Page: 67

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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: 950

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