The Temples of Karnak

The Temples of Karnak

More than 700 photographs and line illustrations documenting the ancient Egyptian temples of Karnak • A magnificent excursion that explores the monuments, ruins, statues, and bas-reliefs from the ancient and highly developed civilization ...

Author: R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 0892817127

Category: Religion

Page: 736

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More than 700 photographs and line illustrations documenting the ancient Egyptian temples of Karnak • A magnificent excursion that explores the monuments, ruins, statues, and bas-reliefs from the ancient and highly developed civilization of Egypt • The only complete photographic record available of this important acheological treasure • Contains 600 photographs by two top French award-winning photographers This book is a magnificent excursion led by R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz to the monuments, ruins, statues, and bas-reliefs of the temples of Karnak. With nearly 600 photographs by Georges and Valentine de Mire, more than 450 of which are full-page plates, this volume is the only complete photographic record of this important historic site. Because of recent vandalism many of the artifacts are no longer intact, and it is no longer possible to see many of the details captured in these images. This promenade through the temples of Karnak reveals the remains of a world devoted to an unimpeachable faith in the afterlife, a faith whose conviction seems to have exalted its builders and artists, as was the case for several brief centuries with those who constructed the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. One did not work at fashioning these stones, nor were these works sculpted under someone's strict authority; here it was necessary to act out of the heart. Every gesture in the depictions, every arrangement in the buildings, is a hieroglyph from the symbolic language of the sages who spoke to spirit and consciousness.
Categories: Religion

Karnak

Karnak

The first publication in English, this book fills a gap in the market and presents an in-depth examination of the significant temple site at Karnak.

Author: Elizabeth Blyth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134136674

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 895

The first publication in English, this book fills a gap in the market and presents an in-depth examination of the significant temple site at Karnak. It is visited by thousands of tourists each year and is one of the most famous ancient temples in the world. Up until now there has been no single publication that covers the historical developments from its early shrine of an obscure local deity to the greatest state temple of ancient Egypt’s mighty empire. Karnak includes an array of illustrations, maps, plans and photographs and entails some of the most illustrious names associated with Ancient Egypt:- Hatshepsut Tuthmosis III Amenhotep III Akhenaten Tutankhamun Ramessess II. Karnak delivers an outline of the entire history of Ancient Egypt and will prove to be a crucial guide for those involved in Egyptology, Archaeology and Ancient History.
Categories: History

Temple of Karnak

Temple of Karnak

Finally, the traveler, the specialist, student and lay person, can all benefit from this work that should be in any library collection on Ancient Kemet/Egypt.

Author: Frederick Monderson

Publisher: Sumon Publishers

ISBN: 1610230159

Category: Architecture

Page: 482

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Temple of Karnak: The Majestic Architecture of Ancient Kemet, published (2011) by SuMon Publishers is an updated and expanded version of an earlier issue offering readers a comprehensive artistic, historical and esoteric insight into this important religious structure instrumental in the history of imperial Egypt/Kemet. The Temple of Karnak is a full-length English language book on the ancient world's grandest home of a deity, still standing despite its many man-made and natural challenges. Insightfully, it depicts the historical, pictographic, architectural and archaeological adventures of a temple 2000 years in the making; that today, 2000 years later, still exudes and evokes much of the ancient mysticism, spirituality and awe-inspiring esotericism. Together with more than 400 photographs, illustrations and plans highlighting the more salient features of this divinely inspired complex of temples, readers are treated to an extensive bibliography in English to encourage further research on this architectural museum, making it an indispensible read and therefore a welcome addition to any library collection. It supplies readers with both photographic imagery and textual survey of a quintessential Middle and New Kingdom temple, home of the national God Amon-Ra, 'King of the Gods, ' 'Father of the Gods, ' ancient Egyptians considered the 'Throne of the World.' Encompassing two poems to Amon-Ra and the temple itself; a 'Why and Wherefore' of the philosophy of ancient Egyptian religion manifesting at Karnak; a compendium of famous writers' insights; a detailed description of the principal features of the temple in the ascent towards the 'holy of holies' and beyond; including a selection of some of the choicest pieces of 'talatat art' from the Open Air Museum; making it "a book you can take to the temple " As such, it highlights important features before and beyond the entrance pylon; provides a photographic depiction of the Hypostyle Hall's temple ritual and its architectural columnar majesty; depicts the Wars of Seti I; points to Thutmose III's Festival Temple the Akh Menu's tent pole columns; features Rameses II's "Girdle Wall" illustrations; and includes images highlighting points of principal interest, viz., sphinxes, pylons, colonnades, obelisks, statues, the sacred lake, courts, axes, temples, walls, decorations, etc., and includes names of people associated with the site, all making The Temple of Karnak, a fact-filled and useful work. A "second take" on principal segments of the monuments with separate bibliography that extends the source of reference; contributes to further understanding of this magnificent and complex piece of religious architecture. All in all, it's not simply a historic description of the structure but also an indispensable Travel Guide heightening the adventure and significantly complementing any visit to the temple. Photos enliven the experience and reinforce the rich heritage of the monuments while including items the casual visitor never sees. Finally, the traveler, the specialist, student and lay person, can all benefit from this work that should be in any library collection on Ancient Kemet/Egypt. Frederick Monderson, an African historian and Egyptologist, has written extensively on ancient Egypt. He can be reached at SuMon Publishers PO Box 160347, Brooklyn, New York 11216, or, [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Categories: Architecture

The Gateway of Ramesses IX in the Temple of Amun at Karnak

The Gateway of Ramesses IX in the Temple of Amun at Karnak

The book concludes with drawings of the hieroglyphic texts and plates of the entire gateway, both photograpic and line. With text and illustrations of the inscriptions and architecture.

Author: Amin A. M. A. Amer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0856687111

Category: History

Page: 43

View: 473

Part of the greatest temple in Egypt, this forms the publication of a little-known major work of one of the last kings of the Egyptian empire. After a brief introduction, the scenes are described, the inscriptions translated and the role of the gateway and its decoration discussed. The book concludes with drawings of the hieroglyphic texts and plates of the entire gateway, both photograpic and line. With text and illustrations of the inscriptions and architecture.
Categories: History

Hidden Luxor

Hidden Luxor

Want to get more out of your Egyptian holiday or Nile cruise then you need this guide to Luxor.

Author: Jane Akshar

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471769382

Category: Travel

Page: 166

View: 197

Want to get more out of your Egyptian holiday or Nile cruise then you need this guide to Luxor. You have done the Karnak, Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens & temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahri and you have another week, what is there to see in Luxor? Jane takes you to her Hidden Luxor, all the place you didn't know existed. Tombs and temples no one goes to. The temple of Karnak is the largest religious site in the world and now you can explore it all. The White Chapel of Senusret I in the Open Air Museum is the most beautiful object in Egypt, easily rivalling the tomb of Seti I or Nefertari. Want to know where to find it and others like the Botanical Room or tombs of the Nobles like Senenmut or Ramose where you can see decoration done during the reign of the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaton removed by the vengeful priests of Amun. Explore the battles of Ramses the Great at the Ramasseum site of the famous Shelly poem about Ramses II. Jane helps you enjoy ALL Luxor has to offer.
Categories: Travel

Egyptian Temple

Egyptian Temple

First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Margaret Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136139147

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 136

First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

Temple of Karnak

Temple of Karnak

The war god Montu also came in for his share of embellishment but none of these temples surpassed the wealth and attention that was bestowed on Amon's private temple, Karnak, the Great House, [pit hut, in Upper Egypt.

Author: Frederick Monderson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425966423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 116

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Temple of Karnak

Temple of Karnak

Author: Egypt. Maṣlaḥat al-Misāḥah

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:81114720

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The Majesty of Egyptian Gods and Temples

The Majesty of Egyptian Gods and Temples

From the legacy set in motion by Aahmes-Nefertari that gave birth to the 18th Dynasty, the tenacity, daring and innovations of Hatshepsut, the influence and representational equality of Queen Tiy to the cards dealt Cleopatra, and so much ...

Author: Frederick Monderson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425974800

Category: History

Page: 216

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The Majesty of Egyptian Gods and Temples is a collection of poems to divinities, their homes and to selected monarchs expressing the thoughts of the ancients culled from research into the historical record. The 30 selections include: Ptah, Ra, Amon-Ra, Karnak, Luxor, Min, Osiris, Abydos Temple of Seti I, Seth, Mut, Anubis, Isis, Isis Temple of Philae, Hathor, Ramesseum, Medinet Habu, Temple of Dendera, Thoth, Horus the Falcon of Edfu, Edfu Temple of Horus, Senmut's Praise of Hatshepsut, Temple of Deir el Bahari, Imhotep, Nephthys, Ode to Queen Tiy, Cleopatra, The Temple of Esna, The Temple of Kom Ombo, You can do More Queen Aahmes-Nefertari, as well as a poem entitled Ode to Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), a modern African American activist, nationalist and Pan-African spokesman, and with references. Utilizing the vernacular of the ancients, the poems extol the virtues, mannerisms, and influences of the gods and monarchs who left indelible impressions on the Egyptian religious, philosophical, ethical, cultural and historic landscape in the ancient Nile Valley experience. Regarding the temples, the poems are addressed to the building themselves praising their august natures while highlighting and describing the individual parts and their decorations that tell the story of the gods, kings and queens. Hence, while the poems describe the attributes and names of the gods, those to the queens describe their influences and accomplishments while the temple poems provide guidelines to help the visitor identify and appreciate the various features and messages they impart. The gods Ptah, Ra, Amon-Ra as well as Hatshepsut, Deir el Bahari, Karnak, Ramesseum and Medinet Habu receive more extensive praise because of the significant roles they played in religious expression, architectural development, military and imperial adventures, and influences of cultural expression, technological developments and economic pursuits. From the legacy set in motion by Aahmes-Nefertari that gave birth to the 18th Dynasty, the tenacity, daring and innovations of Hatshepsut, the influence and representational equality of Queen Tiy to the cards dealt Cleopatra, and so much more in-between, makes this work a welcome addition to any library dealing with the ancient Egyptians. All this notwithstanding, the author, a prolific writer, considers The Majesty of Egyptian Gods and Temples one of the best books he has written having transmitted much of the thoughts of the ancients in poetry and prose expression. In addition, photographs and plans help create visuals of the characters and reinforce the literary messages contained therein. This new genre of poetry combines religious beliefs and practice, philosophical and theological expressions, historical portraiture and recounting art and architectural descriptions that allow the reader to go beyond the ordinary to gain a deeper understanding of ancient Egyptian metaphysics, religion, art, theology and culture.
Categories: History

Luxor Karnak and the Theban Temples

Luxor  Karnak  and the Theban Temples

The temples on the banks of the Nile at Luxor contain some of the world's most stunning art, and this small guide describes the best of it: the great, sprawling temple complex of Karnak, the elegant architecture of Luxor temple, plus many ...

Author: Alberto Siliotti

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774246411

Category: Travel

Page: 47

View: 328

A new series of handy pocket guides for explorers of Egypt's rich past and exciting present, packed with information and brilliantly illustrated with color photographs, maps, plans, and 3-D drawings - all in just 48 pages.The temples on the banks of the Nile at Luxor contain some of the world's most stunning art, and this small guide describes the best of it: the great, sprawling temple complex of Karnak, the elegant architecture of Luxor temple, plus many more that are sure to delight all visitors.
Categories: Travel

Let s Liberate the Temple A Dr Ben Jochannan Admonition

Let s Liberate the Temple  A Dr  Ben Jochannan Admonition

Naturally, the Mortuary Temples as Deir el-Bahari, Ramesseum, Medinet Habu, as "King's Temples," their "Mansions of Millions of Years" were dedicated to the respective monarchs, Hatshepsut, Rameses II and Rameses III and linked to the ...

Author: Dr Frederick Michael Monderson

Publisher: Sumon Publishers

ISBN: 161023054X

Category: Architecture

Page: 548

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LET'S LIBERATE THE TEMPLE In Let's Liberate the Temple, Dr. Monderson seeks to enlighten his readership through, first and foremost, as the Table of Contents reads: Introduction; Who is Dr. Ben-Jochannan; What is His Trilogy; The Awesome Egyptian Temple I; The Awesome Egyptian Temple II; Construction and Layout of the Temple: Decoration of the Temple; Role and Symbolism of the King; The Temple as University and Clearing House; The Temple as Economic Engine and Moral Tutor of the Society; The Sanctuary; The King of Egypt I; The King of Egypt II; The Awesome Egyptian Temple III; Egyptian Architecture; Temple Orientation and Divine Worship; Consecration and Purity in Egyptian Temples; Purification and Purity in Ancient Egypt, and more. He also sheds some light on the Temple Ritual and significance of some locations, the Sanctuary, Hypostyle Hall, Sacred Lake, etc., work of temple helpers, and more within the structure. The "Old Master Teacher" Dr. Ben-Jochannan always emphasized to his students particularly, respect the temple, dress appropriately when entering therein and don't enter the Sanctuary. However, while he admonished visit Egypt, visit Karnak Temple's Hypostyle Hall "five or six times" before understanding what it signified, he most importantly emphasized, pay attention to the architecture, its features, its decoration, portrayal of the ritual on its walls, how is the Great Court decorated, how is the structure oriented, whether its dedicated to a god or goddess, viz., Karnak is dedicated to the Sun-God Amun or Amun-Ra; Philae is dedicated to Isis; Dendera is dedicated to Hathor; and Edfu is dedicated to Horus; Abydos to Osiris, and Kom Ombo to Sobek and the Elder Horus. Thus, the orientation of these temples is generally towards some heavenly body manifesting in the God or Goddess. During the New Kingdom when Amun-Ra (Amon-Ra, Amen-Ra), the Sun-God, ruled triumphantly, his temple at Karnak was oriented East to West following the path of the Sun. Naturally, the Mortuary Temples as Deir el-Bahari, Ramesseum, Medinet Habu, as "King's Temples," their "Mansions of Millions of Years" were dedicated to the respective monarchs, Hatshepsut, Rameses II and Rameses III and linked to the principal deity, Amon-Ra. Now, by "Liberating the Temple," the intent is to provide some guidance as to what to expect, what to see, what types of questions to ask of the Guide when visiting, how well to prepare for the important adventure that awaits the visitor and "Where to go from here!" Dr. Fred Monderson is a retired New York City Educator, Master of Ancient African History, Egyptologist, Master Researcher and Egypt Travel Guide. Taught by Dr. Ben-Jochannan, Dr. John H. Clarke and Dr. Leonard James, his mission is to search for truth and expose systematic distortion and include purposeful omission of ancient African history and culture as part of the effort in African historiographic reconstruction, and having recognized such, he seeks to speak and write to, Ancient Egypt was an African and Black Civilization. [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Categories: Architecture

Autobiography of Thoth the Nobleman

Autobiography of Thoth the Nobleman

As this graffiti is depicted close to the massive and iconic Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, it is clear that at least some of the men in Egypt did not view her as a 'king' even late in her reign, which supports the rebellion of the 'Wicked ...

Author: Scriptural Research Institute

Publisher: Scriptural Research Institute

ISBN: 9781989852774

Category: History

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Thoth the Nobleman was a herald of Queen Hatshepsut and her young son Thutmose III, who seems to have died while she was still ruling Egypt, as his autobiography refers to her as the King of Egypt. After she died, Thutmose III tried to remove all records to her being king, although she was still mentioned in newly written biographies as the 'divine wife' and 'chief royal wife' of the Pharaoh Thutmose II. Thoth the Nobleman reports that he was trusted by Queen Hatshepsut more than anyone else, as he kept quiet about what was happening in the palace. This statement may not be entirely true as the architect Senenmut is generally considered to have been her lover. Another theory is that Senenmut may have been a homosexual friend of hers, which would then open the possibility that Thoth the Nobleman was her lover. Graffiti depicting a female or hermaphrodite pharaoh having sex with a man was discovered in an incomplete temple near the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, which is generally assumed to have been a representation of Senenmut, however, only the image survives without any writing that identifies the man, who could have been any Egyptian man, including Thoth the Nobleman, or simply intended as a representative figure of a generic male intended to insult the 'king' by depicting 'him' as a female. As this graffiti is depicted close to the massive and iconic Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, it is clear that at least some of the men in Egypt did not view her as a 'king' even late in her reign, which supports the rebellion of the 'Wicked-Evil Kushan' in the Syrian Rivers province for the first eight years of her reign in the Septuagint's Book of Judges. Thoth the Nobleman described working on many major projects throughout the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, including her Mortuary Temple, the Temples at Karnak, and the mysterious Hahut, a great sanctuary of Amen on his horizon in the west, which may have been an early reference to the Oracle Temple of Amen in the Siwa Oasis. Thoth the Nobleman also reported working on the ceremonial boat of Amen called 'Amen's Mighty of Prow.' Three centuries later, when the High Priest of Amen Her-Heru attempted to replicate this deed, it led to the problematic Voyage of Wenamen.
Categories: History