Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Life, Myth and Art

Book - 2003
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A fabulous marriage of text and images encompassing all areas of Egypt's rich culture. Ancient Egypt is a richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary culture, ranging from breathtaking pyramids and monumental temples to wall paintings, magnificently sculpted statues of kings, queens and deities, and royal jewelry of exquisite intricacy. The book covers themes that have long preoccupied the popular imagination, including: the enigmas of the pyramids and the Sphinx; the pharaohs, incarnations of the mighty god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris; the religious mysteries of the great temples of Karnak, Luxor and elsewhere; and the secrets of the hieroglyphs, which remained undeciphered for fourteen hundred years. These major themes, and many more, are interpreted visually through iconography, pattern, motif and symbolism.
Publisher: London : Duncan Baird Publishers, 2003, c1999
ISBN: 9781904292302
1904292305
Branch Call Number: 932.01 Fle
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps

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