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The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

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Publisher Comments:

Tracing the temples of ancient Egypt from their origins through their decline and to their modern-day study, this book is both an authoritative reference and an entertaining collection of "factfiles, " photographs, plans, and specially commissioned perspective views. 500 illustrations, 150 in color.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive survey of all Egypt's temples, from Luxor and Karnak to those in the delta, oases and Nubia. It traces the processes of building and decorating, how they functioned, and what happened when they were robbed and desecrated. It also discusses the Egyptian pantheon, rites and festivals.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-250) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction: temple, land and cosmos — Map — Chronology of the temple builders — I. Houses of eternity: development, glory and decline — II. Buildings fit for gods: construction, growth and change — III. Worlds within worlds: the parts of the temple and their meaning — IV. Between heaven and earth: the religious functions of the temple — V. Temples of gods and kings: a journey up the Nile — Epilogue: exploration and conservation today — Visiting the temples — Further reading — Illustration credits — Acknowledgments — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500051009
Author:
Wilkinson, Richard H.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Temples
Subject:
Egypt Antiquities.
Subject:
Egypt Religion.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Series:
Complete
Series Volume:
2526
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.33x7.97x1.06 in. 2.75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive survey of all Egypt's temples, from Luxor and Karnak to those in the delta, oases and Nubia. It traces the processes of building and decorating, how they functioned, and what happened when they were robbed and desecrated. It also discusses the Egyptian pantheon, rites and festivals.
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