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Author El Mahdy, Christine.

Title The world of the Pharaohs / Christine Hobson ; foreword by Thomas J. Logan.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1987.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  932.01 El61w 1987    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans, portraits ; 26 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-179) and index.
Contents The first archaeologists -- Early explorers and travellers -- The Patagonian Samson -- Napoleon's Nile campaign -- Auguste Mariette -- The Orientalists -- John Gardner Wilkinson -- Karl Lepsius -- A thousand miles up the Nile -- Father of pots -- Recording the past -- From hunter to farmer -- Dawn of the two lands -- The first kings -- The mystery of Saqqara -- The traditional pyramid complex -- The step pyramid -- The lost pyramid -- Meidum -- The pyramids of Giza -- Boat of the sun -- A queen's treasure -- The pyramids of Abusir -- The end of the Old Kingdom -- Treasure of the princesses -- Dahshur : the last pyramids -- The rock tombs of Beni Hasan -- Valley of the Kings : Belzoni's exploits -- Valley of the kings : royal mummies -- Valley of the Kings : the tombs -- Tombs of the nobles -- The enigma of Akhenaten -- The discovery of Tutankhamun -- New kingdom finds : Horemheb and Maya -- The workers of Pharaoh -- Deir El Medina : the painted tombs -- Resting place of the Apis bulls -- The last great kings -- After the pharaohs -- Temple structure and ritual -- Gods of ancient Egypt -- Cult temples -- Houses for immortality -- Paintings for eternity -- Relief and sculpture -- To live forever -- Hieroglyphs : the story of decipherment -- How to read hieroglyphs -- Role of the scribe -- Calendars and calculations -- Everyday life -- Spells for the afterlife -- The Book of the dead -- Nubian rescue.
Summary A complete guide to ancient Egypt. Fully illustrated with stunning photographs, maps, and diagrams, it provides the modern traveler, student or enthusiast with all the information necessary to appreciate this giant among early civilizations.
Subject Egypt -- Antiquities.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Egyptology. (OCoLC)fst00904000
Egypt. (OCoLC)fst01208755
Chronological Term To 332 B.C.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Logan, Thomas J.
Cover Title World of the Pharaohs : a complete guide to ancient Egypt
ISBN 0500050465

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