Thebes in Egypt : A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor / Edition 1

Thebes in Egypt : A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0801486165
ISBN-13:
9780801486166
Pub. Date:
05/28/1999
Publisher:
Cornell University Press

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Thebes in Egypt : A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor / Edition 1

The remains of ancient Thebes constitute one of the largest and most remarkable archaeological sites in all of Egypt and indeed the world. The discoveries made at this site, now the modern town of Luxor, are responsible for much of our knowledge of ancient Egyptian civilization. After excavating and researching the city of Thebes for many years, Nigel and Helen Strudwick here offer the first comprehensive introduction to it, one that will be welcomed by both armchair travelers and visitors to that popular tourist destination. Handsomely illustrated, the book features eighty photographs—thirty in color—and twenty maps and plans.After reviewing the topography of the site, the Strudwicks recount the history of Thebes from the city's rise in the late Old Kingdom to the peak of its power in the New Kingdom and to its gradual decline in the Greco-Roman period. They discuss the central role played by the gods in the community's religious life, and take us on a tour of the great temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile and of the temples and tombs of kings, queens, princes, and ordinary individuals on the West Bank.Drawing on their intimate acquaintance with ancient Egyptian society, the authors re-create the lives of Thebans during the New Kingdom. They conclude by assessing Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic influences on the area as it exists today and by providing an overview of the archaeological research undertaken there.

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ISBN-13: 9780801486166
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

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