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Ancient Egypt - illustrated books and art guides:
Tutankhamun's grave goods, which were buried in the 14th century BC and brought back to light by Howard Carter in 1922, provide invaluable insights into a long-forgotten belief system. From today's perspective, they convey a complex picture of how the people of that time saw the dangerous journey into paradise, into a utopian Egypt that could only be entered after the Last Judgment.
As the celebrated photographer Sandro Vannini When it began working in Egypt in the late 1990s, the technical revolution was already underway. The emerging technologies enabled him to document murals, graves and artifacts in unprecedented detail. Using the time-consuming multishot technique Vannini made complex photographic reproductions that accurately reproduce the color nuances in their original tones. Using this breathtaking shots Not only are the essential features of the artifacts visible, but also the fine and cleverly hidden details.
In collaboration with a series of international exhibitions starting in Los Angeles in 2018, this volume is being published on the centenary of Carter's first excavation in the Valley of the Kings. Many of the precious treasures were damaged during the uprisings in Egypt in 2011 and some were even irrevocably destroyed. In Vannini's photographs, however, they remain in their full timeless glory.
From sacrifices and rituals to the god Osiris and eternal life - Vannini's album covers all facets of ancient Egyptian culture. The focus, however, is on Tutankhamun's unique legacy. Tutankhamun airs with texts by the photographer himself and chapter introductions by well-known experts. The journey through the underworld some of the much discussed secrets. The accomplished prefaces come from renowned Egyptologists such as Salima Ikram and David P. Silverman, who has been researching this topic for over forty years. Knowledgeable essays and breathtaking photographs make this book a worthy homage to the last journey of the famous child king.
In the spring of 1992 began off the coast of Egypt Port city of Alexandria one of the most exciting archaeological expeditions of the last decades: the French one Underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio had set out to find the ancient port facilities and the palace district of this city founded in 331 BC. His tools: state-of-the-art technology that can discover structures hidden deep in the sediment. Marine archaeologists had never been to such an extent to uncover the secrets of human history. Years later, Goddio expanded his search area. In the Abukir Bay he discovered fabulous cities, devoured by the sea more than a thousand years ago, huge temples, colossal statues - and the largest ancient ship cemetery in the world to date. The book describes this exciting journey into the past up close, follows Goddio's divers on their adventurous dives, shows life on board his research ship, describes how the finds are handled and provides exciting insights into the scientific results. The photographer Christoph Gerigk, one of the world's most renowned underwater photographers, has accompanied Goddio's expeditions into this sunken world for two decades. Many of the images he has made available for this book have never been printed before and are shown here for the first time.
Philipp von Zabern, 2013
The Egyptian past is one of the oldest and most fascinating epochs of mankind: one developed over four millennia High culturethat produced impressive achievements and continues to cast its spell on us to this day. Michael Höveler-Müller tells the story in an understandable, exciting and well-researched manner History of Ancient Egypt. He vividly traces the path of the arduous emergence of the state under the first kings Narmer and Aha up to the gradual decline of Egyptian strength under the late Ramessids. Based on current research, his work gives a basic idea of the life of the people on the Nile between 4000 and 1070 BC. Chr.
Pantheon Verlag, 2015
Toby Wilkinson, one of the world's most respected Egyptologists, masterfully brings us closer to the history of ancient Egypt, from the 5th millennium BC to the death of the pharaoh Cleopatra. His great storytelling and the splendid illustrations make this book a standard work, comprehensive and entertaining at the same time.
Toby Wilkinson teaches Egyptology at Cambridge University. He is co-editor of the “Journal of Egyptian History” and, as an internationally recognized expert on the history of ancient Egypt, works for radio and television, including BBC and Channel 4. His numerous publications on the subject include the acclaimed “Dictionary of Ancient Egypt ”and, as editor, the authoritative encyclopedia“ The Egyptian World ”.
H. F. Ullmann Publishing, 2005
This book is a Kaleidoscope of ancient Egypt. Aspects of everyday life such as eating habits, home furnishings, writing and language are developed as well as religion and the state, architecture and the arts. A emerges before our eyes vivid picture the sunken and enigmatic world of the pharaohs, which has lost none of its attraction to this day.
C. H. Beck, 2006
Hermann A. Schlögl describes in this impressive one histoire totale the story of ancient Egypt from the first archaeological finds to Cleopatra. He sets in a masterful way Politics, religion and culture in relation to each other and also takes previously neglected areas such as the history of the medicine, of Theater and des Education. Thus, after a long time, there is again a comprehensive overall representation of ancient Egypt latest state of research in front. The numerous carefully selected images also provide new insights.
Dumont Book Publishing, 2005
Ancient Egypt in photographic images of breathtaking brilliance - a trip to Tutankhamun and the World of the pharaohs.
Introduced by sensitive texts, you will experience the greatest wonders of this ancient culture in a grandiose panorama.
The temples of ancient Egypt are undoubtedly among the largest and most impressive religious monuments of mankind. Houses of the gods, images of Egypt and the universe, centers of Egyptian god worship, huge treasure houses and islands of order in a cosmic sea of chaos - all these were the temples and much more. This book traces their development from the beginning and examines all aspects of their construction, decoration, symbolism and function. From the Nile Delta to Nubia All extant Egyptian temples are presented here in text and images, from the mighty temple of Amun in Karnak to small shrines such as the oracle in the oasis of Siwa, where Alexander the Great was present when he was proclaimed god. With numerous maps, plans, photos and reconstruction drawings specially made for this book, Richard Wilkinson provides the most comprehensive catalog of Egyptian temples ever published in one volume. Recently discovered temples and the unique and special features of each structure are also described.
Richard H. Wilkinson, professor of Egyptology and director of the excavations at the University of Arizona in Egypt, is recognized worldwide as one of the best experts on the mythology and religion of ancient Egypt.
Frederking & Thaler, 2007
This book doesn't just cover that big scientific questions like the one where the ancient Egyptians originally came from, whether they invented writing or what the origin of the pyramids was, but also the popular topics like the secret of Tutankhamun, the emergence of the Sphinx or the truth about Cleopatra. The authors describe the in clear, easily understandable language current knowledge, unravel complex topics or trace the academic debate on controversial issues. Always at the cutting edge of research, not losing sight of the essentials and the major lines of development, they portray the riddles of Egypt in such an exciting way that one would immediately want to become an archaeologist. Popular science at its best!
Travel House Media, 2010
This large format, magnificently illustrated book shows portraits and monuments that are considered artistic masterpieces of antiquity in a new light. It draws the Life stories various rulers and gives a comprehensive picture of the events of the times and the art of ancient Egypt with its pharaohs.
The pharaoh played a central role in the world of ideas and the image of society of the ancient Egyptians. This is evident in the many Monumentswhich were built to commemorate the great deeds of these rulers. They left deep marks in history.
Komet Verl., 2011
The richly illustrated book presents the 4000-year history of the advanced civilizations on the Nile - from the predynastic period to the death of Cleopatra. Both the impressive ones are well-founded, comprehensive and easy to understand historical monuments featured as Abu Simbel or the Temple of Luxor as well famous people like Tutankhamun and Nefertiti. In addition, the volume gives interesting insights into the early achievements of the Egyptians like the calendar, the sundial and the Hieroglyphics, but also in the topics of everyday life and the living conditions of the common people. High-quality, richly illustrated book with Gold stamping. Well-founded, engaging and easy to understand. Great price / performance ratio.
National Geographics, 2005
Hardly any other topic fascinates archaeologists from all over the world as much as ancient Egypt. Brian Fagan has all the up-to-date information on theirs spectacular finds collected and woven into a story that brings the cultural heritage of ancient Egypt back to life after thousands of years. Accompanied by fascinating shots by the photographer Kenneth Garrett, it takes the reader to 288 lavishly illustrated Pages into the world of Seti, Tutankhamun and many other rulers.
C. H. Beck, 2008
For the first time, this volume offers a concise and comprehensible one overview over four millennia of ancient Egyptian history from prehistoric times to the suicide of Queen Cleopatra, which sealed the end of pharaonic Egypt. A indispensable vademecum for everyone who is interested in the history of the pharaohs as well as in religion, culture and everyday life in the Nile country.
Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2008
Even today we see the testimonies of the ancient Egyptians: the pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Abu Simbel and much more. Ancient Egypt has always cast a spell on people and has not lost any of its charm to this day. Go on a journey to the land of the pharaohs with Charlotte Booth (Egyptologist and university lecturer), meet the heretic king Akhenaten and his hapless son Tutankhamun. Get to know the beliefs about Osiris and Ra, read how people lived, loved, suffered and died on the Nile 3000 years ago. The author will help you decipher the hieroglyphs and understand the science and architecture of this high culture.
A journey through Egypt with Ramses as a tour guide - a dizzying thought that in Leif H. Hjärre's modern description almost becomes reality. In an astute and humorous way, he tells about history, monuments and palaces.
The book is equipped with many color pictures. Former General Director of the Pyramids, Zahi Hawass, wrote the preface.
Everyday life in ancient Egypt:
How did the ancient Egyptians live? They ate and drank, lived and slept, laughed and loved, fought and died. This descriptive illustrated book brings us culture and everyday life 4000 years ago very close in a surprising way.
In ancient Egypt, women enjoyed the same respect and rights as men. Christian Jacq deals with this in an extraordinary way progressive position of women at the time of the pharaohs' rule and stands next to famous Egyptian women like Queen Isis, Hatshepsut, Nefertiti or Cleopatra, women who did profitable business as financial experts, landowners and land managers or who devoted themselves to the cult of gods in the sanctuaries.
Artemis & Winkler, 2002
In Egypt, as Homer reports in the 'Odyssey', the field clod which provides food carries most of the food Herbs, lots of good mixed and lots of bad. Everyone there is a doctor, knowledgeable in front of everyone. ' They were beyond the borders of their realm Egyptian doctors famous. Her healing art was based primarily on the knowledge of the pharmaceutical effects of many plants. Whether it was about laxatives, help against annoying parasites, stomach ailments or snakebites: There was a herb against (almost) everything on the Nile. And many of these medicinal plants are still used today not only in Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian cities and centers:
Philipp von Zabern, 2014
Abydos - on the western bank of the Nile, 160 km north of Luxor - was one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt and the main place of worship of the god Osiris. The cult of Osiris and his veneration in mysterious rituals was linked to the desire to participate in the fate of the god, in his death and above all in his resurrection. Abydos became the center of hope for overcoming death. The temple formed the backdrop in which kings and private individuals came into contact with God.
The Egyptologist Ute Effland is the head of the project to research the Osiris cult in Abydos at the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo. The Egyptologist Andreas Effland is involved in the Edfu project of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. The two authors present this extraordinary place, its history and architecture in exciting texts and impressive pictures in a vivid and captivating way. And they report on the day-to-day life of the archaeologists who keep the long tradition of Egyptological research alive on site - despite the sometimes adverse circumstances.
Thames & Hudson, 2012
This book is a remarkable evocation of an ancient city brings together for the first time the history of the site of Tell el-Amarna from its foundation by the pharaoh Akhenaten in c. 1344 bc to its abandonment just 16 or 17 years later, a few years after his death. Nine chapters cover the king's choice of the site and its development, the layout of the city and its buildings, and puts it in the context of the society of the time. Over 260 illustrations, some 50 in color, bring to life the remains and artefacts found at the site during its excavation. Barry Kemp, Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at Cambridge University, is a world-class scholar and writer and the acknowledged expert on Amarna and Akhenaten. This is certain to become the definitive work.
Pyramids of Ancient Egypt:
Travel House Media, 2011
The Pyramids are not just one architectural feat their time, but also impressive Faith symbols of the ancient Egyptians. They form the connection between heaven and earth, the human and the divine. Current excavation and research results have brought new knowledge about the life of the pyramid builders and about the dignitaries who were allowed to be buried near the kings. Although the Pyramids in Giza, Landmarks and pride of the 4th Dynasty, the most famous in Egypt, there are others that are less massive but much older. During the 3rd dynasty, the famous architect Imhotep built a first pyramid for his pharaoh Djoser in Saqqara. Djoser's successor, Sneferu, developed and improved the originally stair-like construction in Medum and Dahshur.
Utz Verl., 2008
The question of how the pyramids were built in ancient Egypt has preoccupied Egyptologists, architects, engineers and interested laypeople for many years. As part of his scientific investigation, he knows author as Egyptologist on the one hand the archaeological findings of the buildings and tools of ancient Egypt and on the other hand draws as engineer from this technical conclusions for the pyramid construction. The one hereby submitted by him Hypothesis on building pyramids in the Old Kingdom using steep ramps and rope winches is consistent and consistent. The detailed questions that remained open in many of the previously published building hypotheses, such as the placement of the pyramid tip and the safe smoothing of the outer cladding layer from the pyramid tip to the base from top to bottom, find convincing solutions in the new building hypothesis. The construction times are calculated for three pyramids of the Old Kingdom. The results agree with the historically documented data.
More than 4500 years after the completion of the Great pyramid Many facts are known about this gigantic monument, but the most important question - that of its construction method - has not yet been answered satisfactorily. There are still more than 220 unique layers stacked on top of each other Monumental building Puzzles. This book answers the question of the construction of the Great Pyramid by adding archaeological information well-known researcher with the professional approach of a Architects connects. This structure sets a precedent in the history of civil engineering as technical constructions have been integrated into the architecture. After a detailed study of the components of the pyramid, building materials, methods of transportation and human strength reconstructed the author, step by step the technical work processes, the machines, the extraordinary planning, organization and coordination of this large construction site, which made the construction of the Great Pyramid possible over the course of 21 years single, still standing today Wonder of the world.
Pharaohs of Egypt:
National Geographic, 2009
Even during their lifetime, the pharaohs of ancient Egypt were worshiped as gods. Her immeasurable wealth, her megalomania and her burial rituals have fascinated people all over the world for centuries. This book introduces the reader to the mysterious depths of ancient Egyptian culture and reports on the 30 most important dynasties. Because even thousands of years after the fall of this unique high culture, many are entwined Myths and Riddles for their overpowering rulers. From the first great Pharaoh Menes to the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great.
Koehler & Amelang, 2008
The book gives an insightful overview of the powerful women of Egypt. From Hatshepsut, who had her monumental mortuary temple built in the rocks of Deir el-Bahri, to Cleopatra, the last Egyptian ruler, the book tells about the life, marriages and love affairs, power and intrigues of the famous queens.
Michael Imhof Verlag, 2016
Chosen by the gods, worshiped by the people Ramses ii is considered the most powerful pharaoh in Egypt. He ruled the land on the Nile for 66 years, longer than anyone else. During his reign in the 13th century BC BC Ramses II led Egypt to cultural prosperity and economic wealth. No other pharaoh left behind as many buildings and statues as Ramses, who went down in the history of ancient Egypt with the nickname the Great. The richly illustrated accompanying volume In addition to texts on the exhibited objects, the exhibition includes in-depth contributions by internationally renowned authors on the central themes of the history of Egypt in the age of the great pharaoh. It offers insights into the social system of that time, into the world of religion and gods, the extensive building policy of Ramses II and the relationship between Egypt and its neighboring states. The numerous campaigns of the Pharaoh against the Hittites with the famous battle of Kadesh and the ensuing first parity peace treaty in world history are discussed in detail. Contributions about the fascination that Ramses the Great still exerts today round off the volume.
Primus Verl., 2010
No pharaoh left such a deep impression on posterity as Ramses the Great. His Buildings are hard to beat in terms of number and magnificence, he has imprinted his name on almost every corner of Egypt. Manfred Clauss describes Life, personal environment and government of Ramses II. against the backdrop of his time. Ramses II, one of the most important rulers of ancient Egypt, ruled for almost 67 years long the land on the Nile. No pharaoh built more temples and left behind more colossal statues than he - for example in the great temples of Karnak, Luxor and Abu Simbel. Manfred Clauss delivers one with this work comprehensive, based on the sources biography Ramses the Great.
Ed. Philipp von Zabern, 2008
3,500 years ago, a woman in ancient Egypt succeeded in ascending the royal throne and reigning successfully for over 20 years: Hatshepsut. It gave the country new impetus in art and architecture every year, thousands of visitors admire its Terrace temple in Deir el-Bahari. She also had a decisive influence on religious development. Nevertheless, 20 years after her death, people began to hack her names and reliefs on monuments, to smash her statues, her Wipe out keepsakes. It was only in the modern age that it was torn from oblivion. Since then, many questions have remained unanswered: Why did she want to become queen? How was your relationship to the actual sole heir to the throne Thutmose III? What were the reasons for their ostracism? In the light of recent research the author shows a more nuanced and deeply human picture of this fascinating woman.
Bastei Lübbe, 2007
There is no other queen of the ancient Orient as legendary as there are Hatshepsut: Immediately after her death, her adversaries destroyed her estate and removed almost all of her traces. The life of this queen on the pharaoh's throne still holds much news, since only now her meaning as politician, as a client of monumental buildings and expeditions as well as Reformer comes to light and can be appreciated. The nestor of French Egyptology tells the unknown story of Hatshepsut completely for the first time: exciting, informative, simply classic.
She was one of the most important rulers of the New Kingdom and her reign was considered one of the heyday of Egyptian history - Hatshepsut the female king of Egypt (approx. 1489 - 1467 BC). The death of Hatshepsut remained a mystery for over 3,500 years. Was one of the most famous Egyptian queens for Victim of a plot to commit murder become? A palm-sized bottle with the name of Hatshepsut became the crucial piece of the puzzle for research on this question and provided decisive clues for the solution of this case. The present volume "The Puzzle of Hatshepsut" offers for the first time a well-founded overview of the research work on the Queen's vessel, which was x-rayed in 2009, originally sealed. Scientific analyzes expose the original substance, which was initially thought to be a perfume, as a remedy for skin diseases. These findings add a crucial chapter to the extraordinary ruler and her history. A exciting science thrillerwhich brings the reader closer to the female pharaoh who was loved, hated and feared during her lifetime.
Koehler & Amelang, 2011
Who were they Parents of Tutankhamun? And who was Nefertiti? Since the DNA analysis the Amarna mummies 2010 the researchers have come a big step closer to the mystery of Tutankhamun's family relationships. Analysis has proven that Akhenaten can be identified as the father of Tutankhamun and that Nefertiti was not a foreign princess. This realization has decisive consequences for the interpretation of Egyptian history, which the author traces here. This is how a vivid picture of the Amarna period and of the rise and fall of the two regents.
C. Bertelsmann Verlag, 2013
The brilliantly told life story of the legendary Egyptian queen
Cleopatra VII., the last female pharaoh in Egypt, is now hidden behind myths, foul gossip and fairytale beauty. Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize winner, shows in her biography, thanks to intensive research and new evaluation of ancient sources, not only the lascivious seductress and the scheming power woman, but also reveals an extraordinarily strong ruler - self-confident, versed in political calculation, diplomatic and visionary. Abundance of detail and the courage to accentuate historical judgment, linguistic elegance and provocative, lively portraits of the powerful players and opponents at Cleopatra's side transport the reader to the old realm on the Nile with its cosmopolitan charm and its relentlessness in power politics.
American University in Cairo Pr., 2013
Penned by a scholar who was personally involved in research into the enigmatic young pharaoh, this comprehensive and fully illustrated new study reviews the current state of our knowledge about the life, death, and burial of Tutankhamun in light of the latest investigations and newest technology. Zahi Hawass places the king in the broader context of Egyptian history, unraveling the intricate and much debated relationship between various members of the royal family, and the circumstances surrounding the turbulent Amarna period. He also succinctly explains the religious background and complex beliefs in the afterlife that defined and informed many features of Tutankhamun's tomb. The history of the exploration of the Valley of the Kings is discussed, as well as the background and mutual relationships of the main protagonists. The tomb and the most important finds are described and illustrated, and the modern X-raying and CT-scanning of the king's mummy are presented in detail. The description of the latest DNA examination of the mummies of Tutankhamun and members of his family is one of the most absorbing parts of the book and demonstrates that scientific methods may produce results that cannot be paralleled by traditional Egyptology.
Ancient Egyptian gods:
Philipp von Zabern, 2011
Amun, Isis, Seth: The ancient Egyptian gods almost encompass innumerable figures with a number of properties and names. Erik Hornung, the old master of German-speaking Egyptology, unravels in this Standard work the complex divine structure of the Pharaohs time from the names to the representations and properties to the order and structure. Based on latest special studies Erik Hornung deals with the handling of the Egyptians with their gods and thus offers a vivid insight into this fascinating culture.
The focus of this publication is the Osiris cultwho shaped the religious life of Egypt for millennia. Year after year, this god of the underworld and fertility was commemorated in large-scale ceremonies. In the region of Thonis-Herakleion and Canopus, the two cities sunk in the western Nile delta and rediscovered by Franck Goddio, this rite found a very special expression. It is reflected in the numerous, sometimes monumental, finds that the underwater excavations of the Institut Européen d'Archéologie Sous-Marine have unearthed in recent years. Offerings, ritual objects, sculptures and other artifacts immerse the reader in the fascinating world of Egyptian mythology. Essays by internationally renowned experts introduce the historical, social and religious backgrounds of these unique objects. A rousing book for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in Egyptian culture.
Red Dragon Edition, 2008
The shape of the Seth in Egyptian mythology and religion is diverse and mysterious. It eludes a clear definition, has undergone major changes over the millennia and has repeatedly stimulated the imagination of researchers and laypeople. Also in the modern magic Various rumors and ideas circulate about the infamous trickster deity of the early Egyptians. But do these rumors, images and ideas match the reality of his cult and worship in ancient Egypt?
Wilhelm Fink Publishing House. 2013
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