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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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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Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy

Sacred Science and the Search for Soul

Author: Todd Hayen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131730747X

Category: Psychology

Page: 156

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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.
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The Culture of Ancient Egypt

Author: John A. Wilson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226901527

Category: History

Page: 344

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A history of Egypt from primitive times to the decline of the empire traces the development of a distinct civilization
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The Spirit of Ancient Egypt

Author: Ana Ruiz

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1892941694

Category: History

Page: 281

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A mosaic of details and charming tales, an intriguing portrait of life in the oldest of civilizations.
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408852985

Category: History

Page: 672

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This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal entanglement with Rome. As the world's first nation-state, the history of Ancient Egypt is above all the story of the attempt to unite a disparate realm and defend it against hostile forces from within and without. Combining grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power, Toby Wilkinson reveals Ancient Egypt in all its complexity.
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Secret Chamber Revisited

The Quest for the Lost Knowledge of Ancient Egypt

Author: Robert Bauval

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591437741

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 592

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A firsthand, behind-the-scene account of the controversies surrounding modern explorations at Giza • Investigates the recent scandals at Giza and claims of secret excavations and tunneling inside the Great Pyramid • Reveals the historical evidence in support of secret chambers in the Great Pyramid and beneath the Great Sphinx • Exposes the secret agendas behind the latest explorations on the Giza plateau Since 1993 Robert Bauval has been embroiled in the many controversies involving the search for the lost treasures of the pyramid builders and the quest for the legendary Hall of Records of Atlantis. The strange but true story that he unfolds implicates American business moguls, the prestigious National Geographic Society, several Ivy League universities, the Edgar Cayce Foundation, the Freemasons, Christian fundamentalists, Zionists, and the Egyptian government. In this fully updated edition of Secret Chamber, including new color photographs, Robert Bauval pursues his in-depth investigation of clandestine events at Giza and the role played by the controversial ex-Minister of Antiquities Dr. Zahi Hawass. What lies behind the mysterious doors at the end of the star shafts in the Great Pyramid? What do the mysterious inscriptions found behind the Gantenbrink door mean? What is the real purpose of the Relief Chambers and the red ochre “graffiti” in them? Who is behind the secretly tunneling and excavating in these chambers, and why? Is there really a hidden Hall of Records from Atlantis beneath the Great Sphinx? Is the Great Pyramid just a tomb or does it serve a higher purpose involving a lost science of immortality? Why do the ancient texts ascribe the Pyramid’s design to the supreme god of wisdom Thoth, the writer of the fabled Books of Hermes? Will the Great Pyramid prove to be the “missing link” to our true origins or a “metaphysical machine” to access the world beyond? Providing a firsthand account of the strange events that have taken place at the Giza plateau in the last three decades, Bauval reveals the hidden agendas behind these events and raises important questions about the meaning of Egypt’s ancient structures and the very origins of civilization.
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Legacy

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
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The Molecule Hunt: Archaeology and the Search for Ancient DNA

Author: Martin Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628722258

Category: Social Science

Page: 999

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A revolution is underway in archaeology. Working at the cutting edge of genetic and molecular technologies, researchers have been probing the building blocks of ancient life-DNA, proteins, fats-to rewrite our understanding of the past. Their discoveries (including a Mitochondrial Eve, the woman from whom all modern humans descend) and analyses have helped revise the human genealogical tree and answer such questions as: How different are we from the Neanderthals? Who first domesticated horses and ancient grasses? What was life like for our ancestors? Here is science at its most engaging.
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