The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Meuseum and Churches of Old Cairo

Author: Gawdat Gabra
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
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Format: PDF, ePub
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The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Museum is the official guide to the newly renovated Coptic Museum, home to the world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic Christian artifacts from two millennia. The book is fully illustrated with color photographs of over 130 objects; includes an introduction to the history of Coptic Christianity, a chronology, and floor plans of the Museum; describes and explains the aesthetic and religious importance of the works on display; and guides the visitor around the neighboring Coptic churches of Old Cairo.

The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo

Author: Bernard O'Kane
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774163389
Format: PDF
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A full-color guide to one of Egypt's leading museums. The Museum of Islamic Art, established in Cairo in 1881, houses one of the world's richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic world. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through one of Egypt's most fascinating museums. Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the aesthetic and historic importance of the museum's main works on display, including metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. Also included are sections on two other small but important Cairo museums: the Islamic Ceramics Museum and the Islamic Textiles Museum. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture, and lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs, this is the definitive guide to Egypt's great collections of Islamic art.

Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass

Author: Zahi Hawass
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774163647
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Here for the first time is the world's best-known Egyptologist's personal introduction to the unmissable highlights of the Museum--Zahi Hawass's own selection of his favorite 200 exhibits. For each piece, he gives some background to its discovery and significance, and describes what it means for him in terms of the art or the history of ancient Egypt, and why it strikes a personal chord.

The Illustrated Guide to the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan

Author: Janice Kamrin
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774163449
Format: PDF, Docs
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A full-color guide to the most spectacular museums of Upper Egypt. Through its beautifully designed display of carefully selected masterpieces found in the area of ancient Thebes, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art illuminates the golden age of pharaonic Egypt. The Nubia Museum in Aswan houses artifacts illustrating the rich heritage and history of Nubia, from the prehistoric era to modern times. Richly illustrated with spectacular color photographs, this book informs the reader about the cultures that created the objects on display in both museums, with detailed descriptions of selected pieces. Also included are brief overviews of two other museums in the south of Egypt: the Mummification Museum in Luxor and the Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo.

Egypt

Author: Robert L. Tignor
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691153078
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of this vibrant and fascinating country, one that has played a central role in world history for millennia--and that continues to do so today. Respected historian Robert Tignor, who has lived in Egypt at different times over the course of five decades, covers all the major eras of the country's ancient, modern, and recent history. A cradle of civilization, ancient Egypt developed a unique and influential culture that featured a centralized monarchy, sophisticated art and technology, and monumental architecture in the form of pyramids and temples. But the great age of the pharaohs is just the beginning of the story and Egypt: A Short History also gives a rich account of the tumultuous history that followed--from Greek and Roman conquests, the rise of Christianity, Arab-Muslim triumph, and Egypt's incorporation into powerful Islamic empires to Napoleon's 1798 invasion, the country's absorption into the British Empire, and modern, postcolonial Egypt under Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak. This book provides an indispensable key to Egypt in all its layers--ancient and modern, Greek and Roman, and Christian and Islamic. In a new afterword the author analyzes the recent unrest in Egypt and weighs in on what the country might look like after Mubarak.

The Egyptian Book of Living Dying

Author: Joann Fletcher
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1844838056
Format: PDF, Docs
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In addition to their astonishing legacy of artifacts and burial sites, the ancient Egyptians also produced a rich body of writing about the quest for immortality. The Egyptian Book of Living and Dying traces humankind's progress from birth to death to the mysterious realm of the afterlife, with this mortal cycle set against the eternal backdrop of the cosmos: the gods, the movement of the sun, the symbolism of the stars, and the great battles of Horus and Seth. In particular, the Book of the Dead emphasizes the hazardous voyage of the soul as it makes its way through the Underworld in search of the eternal paradise. This illuminating work will help bring readers one step closer to the spirit of the ancient Egyptians.

The Ancient Egypt Guide

Author: William J. Murnane
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566568586
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Talks about the land, people, government, cities and burial customs of ancient Egypt, and offers a detailed description of tombs, temples, monuments and ruins, along with practical travel information.