Egypt (Art & Architecture Series)
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Egypt (Art & Architecture Series)

by Matthias Seidel, Regine Schultz
     
 

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Egypt-the land on the Nile has fascinated its visitors throughout the millennia. But it was the deciphering of Egypt's hieroglyphic writing in the 19th century that provided the key to a forgotten world-the great civilization of Ancient Egypt. Even today, the pyramids of Giza, the treasures of Tutankhamun, and the temple city of Karnak still exude an almost magical…  See more details below

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Egypt-the land on the Nile has fascinated its visitors throughout the millennia. But it was the deciphering of Egypt's hieroglyphic writing in the 19th century that provided the key to a forgotten world-the great civilization of Ancient Egypt. Even today, the pyramids of Giza, the treasures of Tutankhamun, and the temple city of Karnak still exude an almost magical attraction. This art guidebook provides rapid orientation and well-founded art-historical descriptions, including:

  • Complete descriptions of the most important places of interest and monuments
  • A depiction of every monument discussed
  • Numerous essays on cultural and historical themes
  • Pictorial city maps and ground plans
  • An illustrated chronological table
  • Pharaonic names in hieroglyphs
  • A calendar and time calculation
  • Numbers, weights, and measures
  • A glossary of architectural terms
  • The Ancient Egyptian gods
  • A descriptive glossary
  • A comprehensive index

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760781401
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/10/2006
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.50(d)

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