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The Resource Ancient Egypt : art and archaeology of the land of the pharaohs, Giorgio Agnese, Maurizio Re ; [translation: Neil Frazer Davenport]

Ancient Egypt : art and archaeology of the land of the pharaohs, Giorgio Agnese, Maurizio Re ; [translation: Neil Frazer Davenport]

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Ancient Egypt : art and archaeology of the land of the pharaohs
Title
Ancient Egypt
Title remainder
art and archaeology of the land of the pharaohs
Statement of responsibility
Giorgio Agnese, Maurizio Re ; [translation: Neil Frazer Davenport]
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most fascinating regions of Africa, the land that saw the rise and fall of the longest and most enigmatic of the Mediterranean civilizations, Egypt is full of landscapes of breathtaking beauty and artistic masterpieces, from the pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings, from the Temple of Philae to Abu Simbel. Thrilling images combined with original text describe the myriad facets of a colorful and surprising land which the Ancients appropriately called "The Red and the Black," evoking the sharp contrast between the red of the scorching desert wastes and the black silt left by the flooding Nile. Within the pages of this book is an enthralling journey through a country with enduring appeal, savoring the complexity, mystery, and formidable wealth of the land of the pharaohs.--From publisher description
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Agnese, Giorgio
Dewey number
932.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Re, Maurizio
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  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Historic sites
Label
Ancient Egypt : art and archaeology of the land of the pharaohs, Giorgio Agnese, Maurizio Re ; [translation: Neil Frazer Davenport]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published by White Star, 2004
  • Includes index
Contents
The gods of Ancient Egypt -- The cult of the dead -- Hieroglyphic writing -- Travelers and explorers -- The birth of modern archaeology -- Archaeological itineraries -- Alexandria -- Tanis -- Giza's Plateau -- The Egyptian Museum in Cairo -- Memphis -- Saqqara -- Dahshur and surrounding area -- The oases -- Tell Al-Amarna -- Abydos -- Dendera -- Luxor -- Western Thebes -- The temples of western Thebes -- The Theban necropolises -- Esna -- Edfu -- Kom Ombo -- Aswan -- Philae -- The Nubian temples -- Abu Simbel -- Serabit Al-Khadem -- The monastery of St. Catherine
Control code
ocm76953930
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780760783801
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)76953930
Label
Ancient Egypt : art and archaeology of the land of the pharaohs, Giorgio Agnese, Maurizio Re ; [translation: Neil Frazer Davenport]
Publication
Note
  • Previously published by White Star, 2004
  • Includes index
Contents
The gods of Ancient Egypt -- The cult of the dead -- Hieroglyphic writing -- Travelers and explorers -- The birth of modern archaeology -- Archaeological itineraries -- Alexandria -- Tanis -- Giza's Plateau -- The Egyptian Museum in Cairo -- Memphis -- Saqqara -- Dahshur and surrounding area -- The oases -- Tell Al-Amarna -- Abydos -- Dendera -- Luxor -- Western Thebes -- The temples of western Thebes -- The Theban necropolises -- Esna -- Edfu -- Kom Ombo -- Aswan -- Philae -- The Nubian temples -- Abu Simbel -- Serabit Al-Khadem -- The monastery of St. Catherine
Control code
ocm76953930
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780760783801
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)76953930

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