Treasures of the Pharaohs

Treasures of the Pharaohs

by Delia Pemberton, Joann Fletcher, Pemberton Fletcher
     
 

Combining extremely accessible textrichly informed by the latest findings in Egyptologywith magnificent color photographs, Treasures of the Pharaohs presents the wealth and majesty of ancient Egypt, from the temples of Karnak and Luxor to the riches of King Tutankhamen and Nefertiti. This lustrous bookits pages are decorated with metallic inksshowcases a

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Combining extremely accessible textrichly informed by the latest findings in Egyptologywith magnificent color photographs, Treasures of the Pharaohs presents the wealth and majesty of ancient Egypt, from the temples of Karnak and Luxor to the riches of King Tutankhamen and Nefertiti. This lustrous bookits pages are decorated with metallic inksshowcases a fantastic array of gold jewelry inlaid with lapis and carnelian, sparkling gilded thrones, and deeply hued murals depicting legends of the afterlife. The inviting text examines the reign of each pharaoh, from the New Kingdom to the Roman empire, and the monuments he built. Cutting-edge scholarship helps provide the cultural and historical context for these relics, while special sections explain the methods and history of the practice of Egyptology. In singularly compelling words and pictures, the glories of ancient Egypt, its people, and their beliefs come to life in Treasures of the Pharaohs.

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Library Journal
As Egyptologist Joann Fletcher explains in the foreword, this glossy, folio-sized book is actually about the ancient city of Thebes, now known as Luxor. Drawing on recent findings, Pemberton (Egyptology, British Museum & Univ. of London) surveys the pharaohs who ruled from there (e.g., Tutankhamun and the female pharaoh Hatshepsut) in chronological chapters. Accompanying the text are 200 color photographs (many full-plate) of objects associated with the pharaohs, their families, and the ruins of their outlying tombs and temples (e.g., the Valley of the Kings and Karnak). Readers can pore over distance views of the overall settings as well as closeup details of freestanding sculptures, relief sculpture, wall paintings, papyrus scrolls, and luxury funerary objects. Unfortunately, the book's lack of citations limits its use for academic libraries, but the inexpensive price and the continuing interest in ancient Egypt recommend it for public libraries. Anne Marie Lane, Univ. of Wyoming Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780811844246
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
08/12/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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