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Ancient Egypt

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Автор: Lionel Casson

Ancient Egypt (GREAT AGES OF MAN)
A History of the World’s Cultures
by LIONEL CASSON
TIME-LIFE Books |1969 | ASIN: B000GPTZ7I | PDF | 190 pages | 24.8 mb
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For many people ancient Egypt is a baffling phenomenon. Certainly it is impressive, with its mighty monuments, its three thousand years of history, and its reputation for vast learning and skill. On the other hand, a culture of now deserted monuments, of aloof statues, of a flat and static art and of gaping mummies never seems to pulse with good red blood. We feel no kinship to the austere King Khafre in the Cairo Museum or to Queen Hatshepsut masquerading as Osiris in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. The story of ancient Egypt seems more like a fable than human history. I have scanned this old book belonging to my father that was printed over 40 years back.

THE AUTHOR : Lionel Casson, Professor of Classics at New York University, is an authority on life in ancient civilizations. He is the author of many books, including The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times and Masters of Ancient Comedy. Professor Casson has lectured on classical civilization in an American television series, and from 1963 to 1965 was director of the summer session in classics at the American Academy in Rome.

Magic in Ancient Egypt

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Автор: Geraldine Pinch

The Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic. Religion, medicine, technology, and what we would call magic coexisted without apparent conflict, and it was not unusual for magical and “practical” remedies for illness, for example, to be used side by side. Everyone resorted to magic, from the pharaoh guarding his country with elaborate magical rituals to the expectant mother wearing amulets to safeguard her unborn child.

In this book, Geraldine Pinch examines the connections between myth and magic and the deities–such as the goddess Isis, and the protective lion-demon Bes–who had special magical importance. She discusses the techniques of magic, its practitioners, and the surviving magical texts, as well as the objects that were used in magic: figurines, statues, amulets, and wands. She devotes a chapter to medicine and magic and one to magic and the dead. Finally, Dr. Pinch shows how elements and influences from Egyptian magic survived in or were taken up by later societies, right down to our own century.

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Handbook of Egyptian Mythology

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Автор: Geraldine Pinch

ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2002

Students at the high-school level and above who are doing research on Egyptian mythology will find this volume interesting and helpful. The first chapter discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. The second goes through several myth complexes and cycles and their variations. The third chapter, “Deities, Themes, and Concepts, ” is an alphabetical listing of well over 100 topics and is the meat of the book. Articles range in length from a single line to several pages. All have see also references, and most cite both secondary and primary sources. Entries are readable and note where particular deities absorbed characteristics of others during historical periods. The inconsistencies of Egyptian mythology are noted, as in the variations of the Osiris stories. The frankly sexual nature of many of Egypt’s creation myths is not glossed over, nor are the coupling habits of the gods.
A final chapter is an annotated list of print and nonprint resources on Egyptian myth, some of which may be found in many larger public and academic libraries. A few novels influenced by Egyptian myth are also listed and annotated, including Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings and Elizabeth Peters’ The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog. A few videos are reviewed, and several Web sites and CD-ROMs are listed. Pinch’s annotations are clear and informative and not without a certain dry humor.

A very helpful glossary defines Egyptian words and other terms that are commonly used in Egyptology. The appendix listing primary sources would be of most use to college students beginning to study Egyptian mythology or Egyptology. This volume is recommended for medium-sized and large public libraries and academic libraries with lower-division mythology and Egyptology classes. It joins others of the publisher’s Handbooks of World Mythology, including Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology (2002) and Handbook of Norse Mythology (2001). RBB
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Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

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Автор: Aidan Dodson

Publication date: November 15, 2009

This new study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten’s religious revolution in the fourteenth century BC. Beginning at the regime’s high-point in his Year 12, it traces the subsequent collapse that saw the deaths of many of the king’s loved ones, his attempts to guarantee the revolution through co-rulers, and the last frenzied assault on the god Amun.
The book then outlines the events of the subsequent five decades that saw the extinction of the royal line, an attempt to place a foreigner on Egypt’s throne, and the accession of three army officers in turn. Among its conclusions are that the mother of Tutankhamun was none other than Nefertiti, and that the queen was joint-pharaoh in turn with both her husband Akhenaten and her son. As such, she was herself instrumental in beginning the return to orthodoxy, undoing her erstwhile husband’s life-work before her own mysterious disappearance.

An Egyptian Bestiary

An Egyptian Bestiary — Philippe Germond, Jacques Livet
Автор: Philippe Germond, Jacques Livet

An Egyptian Bestiary by Philippe Germond, Jacques Livet

Египетский бестиарий. Филипп Жермон, Жак Ливэ.

© 2001 Thames & Hudson ISBN 0-500-51059-8

Прекрасная книга большого формата, содержит 224 страницы и 280 иллюстраций. Равно важными являются как очерки о различных животных, рыбах и птицах, известных древним египтянам, так и фотографии настенных росписей, статуй, рельефов и объектов повседневного использования, представляющих изображения форм жизни. На каждой странице есть иллюстрации, имеющие краткое описание, даны справки о местонахождении объектов, происхождении. Иллюстрации сопровождаются очерками – вступление, мир обычных людей, животные как компаньоны, животные в сравнении с людьми, животные в письме. Сакральный мир – пантеон, священные животные, погребальные обряды, магия, мифы, животные и юмор.

Ancient Egypt

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Автор: Lorna Oakes

Publication Date: September 2008

Discover the world’s first civilization! This beautiful volume is a fascinating guide to the myths, religions, pyramids, temples, and more that make up the allure of ancient Egypt. Readers will gain a unique understanding of this captivating culture through breathtaking, full-color illustrations, in-depth text, detailed maps, and comprehensive chronologies. You’ll read about:

  • Famous burial sites
  • The mortuary temples of the many gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt
  • Gods and goddesses
  • Pharaohs
  • Festivals
  • Offerings
  • Superstitions
  • And more! An invaluable reference to one of the most intriguing periods of history.

Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

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Автор: Paul T. Nicholson (Editor), Ian Shaw (Editor)

ISBN-10: 0521120985 | ISBN-13: 978-0521120982 | Publication Date: October 1, 2009 | Edition: 1

Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in ancient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewelery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.

Atlas of Egyptian Art

Автор: Prisse d'Avennes

The American University in Cairo Press © 2000 ZE1TOUNA, Egypt
ISBN: 977-424-584-9

Издание опубликовано E. Prisse d’Avennes. (Paris: A. Bertrand, 1868-78)

Эта книга по египетскому искусству, написанная одним из его ранних исследователей, — одна из самых красивых работ по древне-египетскому искусству. Монументальный труд Prisse d’Avennes включает единственный выживший отчет о многих ныне утраченных экспонатах.

British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

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Автор: Ian Shaw

Publication Date: October 31, 2002;
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: British Museum Press; 2nd edition (October 31, 2002)
Language: English

This successful and highly-esteemed British Museum reference work is now republished in a new pocket-sized edition. This authoritative illustrated dictionary provides clear explanations and descriptions of the important ideas, events and personalities throughout four thousand years of Egyptian civilization. More than 600 extensively cross-referenced and comprehensively-indexed A-Z entries provide detailed information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, line drawings, site plans and maps.

Egyptian Scarabs

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Автор: Percy E. Newberry

Publication Date: February 8, 2002

In this profusely illustrated volume, a noted authority examines the origin of the scarab, its importance in ancient times, its uses, and more, with detailed descriptions of the specimens depicted in the plates (over 1,100 illustrations, with 116 more in the text).

Egyptian Scarabs (Shire Egyptology)

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Автор: Richard H. Wilkinson

Publication Date: November 18, 2008

The scarab is the single most abundant artifact to have survived from ancient Egypt and hundreds of thousands, if not millions, were made throughout the course of Egyptian history. Today, scarabs continue to be found on excavations throughout Egypt and thousands reside in museum collections around the world. This volume examines these ubiquitous and important artifacts by first considering the unique biology and behavior of the scarab beetle and its incorporation into Egyptian symbolism, religion and art. The development of the scarab amulet is then considered, and the many types of scarab produced by the Egyptians are surveyed. Two particularly important classes of scarab – the heart scarab and the commemorative scarab – are examined in detail. Finally, the export of Egyptian scarabs and their imitation by the nations around Egypt is examined as a tangible mark of the extent of Egypt’s influence in the ancient world and of the importance of the scarab itself.

Egyptian Warfare and Weapons (Shire Egyptology)

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Автор: Ian Shaw

Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Shire Publications (March 1999)
Language: English

This book was rated so highly that I bought it thinking that I would learn a score of information about ancient Egyptian warfare. However, this was not the case. This book only conglomerates notions of warfare that anyone could have picked up from reading at least three texts in Pharonic Egyptian history. The topic is dealt with only at a medicore level and unfortunately, does not go into enough detail about the conquests of Ahmose (the Hyksos expeller) and Thutmose III (who expanded the empire to its greatest extent). Instead I got the same old stuff: a description of the battle of Kadesh, Megido, and the invasion by the Sea-Peoples. Although, I sound harsh in this review, it is still a good book, just don’t think it will answer all of your questions unless you do further research.

Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Unearthing the Masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

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Автор: Zahi Hawass

Publication Date: May 4, 2004

By leading Egyptologist and author, Zahi Hawass, this sumptuous book of rare Egyptian antiquities from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other archaeological sites – many never published before – showcases the best collection of Egyptian art through the ages and recounts the adventures that led to their discovery. Hidden Treasures features rare antiquities that embody the mystery of the world’s oldest and most refined civilisations and will feed a market hungry for the glories of ancient Egypt. The 100-plus artefacts were chosen from thousands stored at the century-old Egyptian Museum in Cairo and other storehouses all over the country. World-famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass takes the reader on an adventure of discovery, telling the stories of how these stunning objects were unearthed by archaeologists over the last 150 years, then rediscovered in the storehouses where they had been packed away for decades. Some have not been seen since Howard Carter and others discovered them. Many have never been featured in a publication before, including 3,000-year-old objects from the tomb of boy king Tut.

Howard Carter: Before Tutankhamun

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Автор: Nicholas Reeves

In 1905 a fracas with drunken French tourists brought his official career to an abrupt end, but two years later he began his fruitful association with Lord Carnarvon which led finally to the unearthing of the richest royal tomb in Egypt.

Rarely has the life of an archaeologist been so well documented. Apart from the vivid, uncompromising letters and diaries there have survived Carter`s own watercolours, excavation photographs, the objects he kept for his personal collection and a wealth of Egyptian treasures now in museums all over the world. Much of this material is illustrated here, bringing to life the most colourful adventurer in the story of Egyptian archaeology.
Nicholas Reeves has worked as a curator in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, and is honorary curator of the Egyptian collection at Highclere Castle, family home of the Earl of Carnarvon. He is author of Valley of the Kings: The Decline of a Royal Necropolis and The Complete Tutankhamun. John H. Taylor is a curator in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum. He is author of Egypt and Nubia and Egyptian Coffins.

With 70 colour and 120 black-and-white illustrations.

Pharaohs of the Sun | Akhenaten. Nefertiti. Tutankhamen

Pharaohs of the Sun | Akhenaten. Nefertiti. Tutankhamen
Автор: Rita E. Freed, Yvonne J. Markowitz, Sue H. D'Auria

Солнечные Фараоны. Эхнатон. Нефертити. Тутанхамон

Rita E. Freed (редактор), Yvonne J. Markowitz (редактор), Sue H. D’Auria (редактор), Boston Museum of Fine Arts (корпоративный автор). Thames&Hudson. ©1999 by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. ISBN 0-500-05099-6

Книга об одной из самых интересных и до сих пор загадочных страниц истории Древнего Египта – так называемом Амарнском периоде. Большое количество текстов посвящено предшествующим правлениям, причинам появления новой религии, окружению, искусству, царской семье, в частности Эхнатону, Нефертити, Тутанхамону, Аменхотепу III и царице Тейе. Материалы написаны разными авторами, в том числе Николасом Ривзом, считающимся одним из главных экспертов по эпохе Амарны. Книга снабжена богатейщим и редким иллюстративным материалом.

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Ramesses II

Ramesses II — T. G. H. James
Автор: T.G.H. James

© 2002 White Star S.r.l. Италия.

Издание опубликовано FRIEDMAN/FAIRFAX;

автор текстов T. G. H. James. ISBN 1-58663-719-3

Египтолог с мировым именем T. G. H. James взял на себя трудную задачу вновь представить публике историю Рамсеса II Великого. Он объединил экстраординарную эрудицию с уверенной рукой прирожденного писателя, отчистив мусор непрофессиональных традиций и преувеличенной мифологии, античной и современной, под которым был погребен образ этого человека. Начиная с окружения, в котором фараон создавал свой политический и военный образ, Джеймс нарисовал наиболее полный и точный портрет Рамсеса. Он анализирует различные черты характера царя, испытания, с которыми тому пришлось столкнуться и решения, которые он принимал, чтобы создать чистый взгляд на человека, столь длительное время скрывавшегося за легендами и преувеличениями. Текст сопровождается прекрасными иллюстрациями, фотографиями и картами, специально подготовленными для этого издания.

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Rescuing the Past: The Cultural Heritage Crusade

Автор: Jonathan Tokeley

Hardcover: 374 pages
Publisher: Imprint Academic (April 30, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1845400194
ISBN-13: 978-1845400194
Publication Date: April 30, 2006

Jonathan Tokeley was contentiously convicted of ‘smuggling’ Egyptian antiquities in a landmark trial – one of a series which had devastating consequences for the antiquities market. The Cultural Heritage Crusade claims that ‘Source Countries’ have an indefeasible right to ancient artefacts found in their soil. And past acquisitions, like the Elgin Marbles, should be returned. Archaeologists widely accept this, and also the need for government ‘prohibitions’ to prevent the looting of the sites. But this makes Antiquity a plaything of the modern humbug – of national vanity, of antiwestern dogma, of political correctness, and the academic’s disdain for the very idea of profit. None of which will prevent the looting. The Cultural Heritage Crusade, in short, is not an answer to the problem. It may actually be the problem. This book is both a philosophical analysis and a demonstration – in one country, Egypt – of its horrific consequences.

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The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

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Автор: Richard H. Wilkinson

Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt’s gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.

The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities. From lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines, countless tributes throughout Egypt reflect the richness and complexity of their mythology. This book examines the evolution, worship, and eventual decline of the numerous gods and goddesses—from minor household figures such as Bes and Taweret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Rethat made Egypt the most completely theocratic society of the ancient world, and made Egyptians, according to Herodotus, “more religious than any other people.”

  • “Rise and Fall of the Gods” considers the origins of Egypt’s deities, their struggles to control cosmic forces, and their eventual decline.
  • “Nature of the Gods” examines the forms, appearances, and manifestations of the deities, as well as the transcendence of preeminent deities such as Amun.
  • “Worship of the Gods” introduces the rituals and mysteries of formal Egyptian worship, including the importance of temples and festivals.
  • “Kingship and the Gods” discusses the all-important position of the king, who served as a bridge between the gods and humanity.
  • “The Many Faces of the Divine” is a unique catalogue of Egypt’s gods and goddesses grouped according to their primary forms, discussing their iconography, mythology, and worship, and their influence over time.

With hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society. 400 illustrations, 170 in color.

The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries

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Автор: Mark Lehner

Publication Date: April 28, 2008

“A fully illustrated compendium of every major pyramid of ancient Egypt.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mark Lehner brings his many years of field research in Egypt to this definitive book. He examines the pyramids in unprecedented detail, covering the practical aspects—the quarries, ramps, and tools used in construction—as well as the conceptual ones.

Professor Lehner surveys and describes the pyramids across their 3,000-year history, as well as explaining the rituals and mythology, the history of travelers, looters, and archaeologists, and the ways in which the pyramids were an integral part of the Egyptian state.

The hundreds of illustrations include computer reconstructions and specially commissioned artists’ perspective views of the pyramids and their interior chambers. The book is at once a definitive sourcebook and an entertaining guide for scholars, students, and travelers. 556 illustrations, 83 in color.

The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt: A Genealogical Sourcebook of the Pharaohs

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Автор: Aidan Dodson

Publication Date: October 6, 2004

“Excellent biographical history of ancient Egypt’s royal families from the Early Dynastic period to Egypt’s absorption into the Roman Empire… Highly recommended.” — Choice

This groundbreaking book illuminates the lives of some 1,300 kings, queens, princes, and princesses of ancient Egypt, unraveling family relationships and exploring the parts they played in politics, cultural life, and religion.

The authors begin with a basic summary of the structure of the pharaonic state, including the nature of ancient Egyptian kingship itself, and then introduce key members of the royal family. This is followed by a chronological survey of the royal family from c. 3100 BC to the last Cleopatra. For each dynasty, or significant part of a dynasty, the authors provide an historical overview of the period, a summary listing of the kings, and a discussion of their families’ relationships.

This superb biographical history of ancient Egypt is handsomely illustrated with hundreds of photographs, line drawings, and genealogical trees. 90 color and 210+ black-and-white illustrations.

The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

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Автор: Richard H. Wilkinson

Publication Date: June 2000

A comprehensive survey of all Egypt’s temples, from Luxor and Karnak to those in the delta, oases and Nubia. It traces the processes of building and decorating, how they functioned, and what happened when they were robbed and desecrated. It also discusses the Egyptian pantheon, rites and festivals.

The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, the Tomb, the Royal Treasure

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Автор: Nicholas Reeves

ISBN-10: 0500278105 | ISBN-13: 978-0500278109 | Publication Date: April 1995

The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its treasures, has exerted a hold over the popular imagination ever since its discovery in 1922. This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of this great archaeological discovery. The story of the boy-king, buried in splendour at the height of Egyptian civilization; the determined quest for his tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon; the unforeseen riches eventually revealed – these are important events in the history of archaeology. However, despite the publicity at the time of the discovery and since – made more intriguing by the linking of Carnarvon’s early death with the legend of the pharoah’s curse – it remains a story only partly told. Carter never produced a complete account of his excavations. The Tutankhamun exhibitions of the 1960′s and 1970′s generated a spate of books but none added significantly to what Carter had already published about the tomb. This book is a revealing account of the subject.

The Complete Valley of the Kings

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Автор: Nicholas Reeves, Richard H. Wilkinson

Publication Date: April 28, 2008

“For all those interested in the burial practices in New Kingdom Egypt, this should be the first book to consult. ” — Journal of the American Oriental Society

This account of the Valley of the Kings brings together the art, archaeology, and history of this incredible site in one exciting volume.

The authors, both acknowledged authorities, examine the topography of the Valley, the choice of specific tomb sites, the makeup of the workforce, and how the royal monuments were prepared for the king’s afterlife. They tell the story of the chroniclers and archaeologists throughout history, and catalogue all the Valley’s burials, describing for each its discovery, architecture, decoration, and contents. And, in three final sections, they discuss the robbing of the Valley in antiquity, the hiding of the royal mummies, and the urgent steps now needed to safeguard the royal necropolis for future generations. 532 illustrations, 76 in color.

The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt’s Royal Burial Site

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Автор: Nicholas Reeves

Publication Date: January 2002

This account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art, archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically. Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs – such as Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great and Tuthmosis IV – this valley contains some 80 tombs which were dug at the climax of Egyptian power more than 3000 years ago. The account includes full descriptions of over 80 tombs, complete with factfiles, lists of contents and computer-generated perspective cutaway views. It describes the burials and mummies of famous pharaohs, from Tutankhamun and gives a blow-by-blow account of the rediscovery of the tombs, from Greek and Roman times to Howard Carter and the present day. It details the latest research by the international teams in the valley, including the discovery of the tomb for the sons of Ramesses the Great. The planning and ritual purpose of the tombs is also described, from the royal workforce to the scenes from the mysterious “afterlife” books adorning the tomb wall. A full reference section, including a guide to visiting the valley, is also given.

The Mummy in Ancient Egypt: Equipping the Dead for Eternity

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Автор: Salima Ikram, Aidan Dodson

Publication Date: June 1998

Mummies have gripped the popular imagination through highly publicized discoveries and macabre horror movies. But for the ancient Egyptians, mummification and a full set of magical “machinery” including a tomb, a sarcophagus, masks, amulets and canopic jars was essential to secure eternal life. This work comprises a survey of the entire panoply of Egyptian burial equipment over 3,000 years. Part 1 provides an overview of burial rites and tomb development, from the Giza pyramids to the Valley of the Kings and beyond. Great discoveries are documented, from Belzoni’s early explorations to Tutankhamun’s magnificent tomb and recent scientific detective-work using x-rays and CAT-scanners. Part 2 provides a detailed survey of changing burial practices during the pharonic era. The authors reveal the evolution of methods for treating the body. All important innovations are described, incorporating the latest research, some carried out by the authors themselves.

The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

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Автор: Ian Shaw, Paul Nicholson

ISBN-10: 0691137625 | ISBN-13: 978-0691137629 | Publication Date: November 10, 2008

For more than a decade, Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson’s Dictionary of Ancient Egypt has been the most informative and useful dictionary of ancient Egypt available, one that Library Journal called “a preeminent source” and “the essential choice.” Now fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the most important discoveries and scholarship in the field since 1995.

Written by two archaeologists, each with more than twenty years of excavation experience in Egypt, this authoritative dictionary defines and explains important themes, sites, objects, individuals, and historical periods throughout four thousand years of Egyptian civilization. More than 600 A-to-Z entries provide concise information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography, allowing readers to pursue subjects in more detail. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps. The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in the ancient world.

  • Completely revised text
  • More than 600 up-to-date alphabetical entries ranging from agriculture to Zawiyet el-Mayitin, and includes more than 80 new terms
  • Up-to-date bibliographies for each entry
  • Revised and enlarged maps and diagrams
  • More than 500 illustrations
  • Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced

The Symbolic World of Egyptian Amulets

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Автор: Philippe Germond

Publication Date: April 25, 2006

The amulets of ancient Egypt are an extraordinary testimony to the unique originality and wealth of Pharaonic civilization. This intriguing book unlocks their symbolic secrets. Small as they are, they speak to us on many topics: the everyday cares of the Nile Valley peasant in an environment he has yet to master, the complexity of the pantheon and the sacred bestiary and the subtle physiognomies of royalty. Using the approach pioneered by Jacques- douard Berger, ever sensitive to what the object has to say, we discover the outcome of an ardent quest for the ‘neter’ – universal, divine harmony – through objects that communicate the nefer – the expression of all beauty and plenitude. Most of the amulets shown are on display in the Mus,e de Design et d’Arts Appliqu,s Contemporains (MUDAC) at Lausanne, where the Jacques- douard Berger collection is on long-term loan.

The Tomb in Ancient Egypt

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Автор: Aidan Dodson, Salima Ikram

Publication Date: May 26, 2008

A richly illustrated and complete account of the development and significance of the tomb in ancient Egypt.
From the pyramids and royal burial ground in the Valley of the Kings to the tombs of queens such as Ramesses II’s consort Nefertari and the far larger number of private tombs of nobles like Rekhmire and Ramose, The Tomb in Ancient Egypt is an unparalleled guide for Egyptophiles everywhere.

Besides the paintings, reliefs, and statues adorning their walls, many tombs show the breathtaking skill of ancient architects, and autobiographical texts found inside several tombs give rare insights into Egyptian life. We read of Harkhuf’s African explorations, returning with the gift of a dancing dwarf to his boy-king, Pepy II, and we learn how General Amenemhab saved his king’s life when the king was charged by an enraged elephant.

Written by two experts in the field and the authors of The Mummy in Ancient Egypt, this new book traces burial practices in Egypt over three millennia, from the dawn of Egyptian history to the Roman domination. It also illuminates the work of key scholars who excavated and catalogued their finds for posterity, and it includes a comprehensive list of the principal cemeteries, with glossary and maps for ease of reference. 350 illustrations, 40 in color.

Генезис цивилизации. Откуда мы произошли

Автор: Дэвид Рол

Издательство: Эксмо
Год: 2002
Страниц: 480
ISBN: 5-699-01429-2
Язык: русский

Известный британский писатель и археолог Дэвид Рол «раскапывает» многовековые наслоения мифов, чтобы раскрыть перед нами достоверные факты, скрытые в тексте Книги Бытия.

Проанализировав текстуальные и археологические свидетельства разных эпох и культур, автор доказывает, что они описывают одну и ту же череду реальных исторических событий.

Вместе с Дэвидом Ролом мы проходим по стопам потомков Адама, находим прототип знаменитой Вавилонской башни, узнаем, что библейский Потоп — это реальное историческое событие, находим следы Ноева ковчега, пристанищем которого служит отнюдь не гора Арарат… Правда, разработанная им новая хронология династий фараонов Древнего Египта вызывает большие сомнения у историков и египтологов.

Древний Египет. Энциклопедия

Древний Египет. Энциклопедия — В. В. Солкин
Автор: В.В. Солкин

М.: Арт-Родник, 2008. — 480 с., илл.
Введение и общая концепция проекта: д-р Захи Хавасс.
Научная редакция и составление: Виктор Солкин.
Второе издание первой российской национальной энциклопедии, дополненное и исправленное, выпущено с библиографией, дополненной наиболее значимыми изданиями по египтологии, появившимися в мире в 2005-2008 гг., обновлённым сводом иллюстраций, уточнённой картой и необходимыми дополнениями и исправлениями в тексте.

Древнеегипетская цивилизация, зародившаяся в IV тысячелетии до н.э. на берегах Нила, потрясала своим величием и мудростью всех, кто когда-либо касался её наследия. Вслед за “отцом истории” Геродотом, к подножию пирамид приезжали римские путешественники и европейские купцы, русские паломники и багдадские халифы, восторженно описывая затем увиденное. Вслед за ними едут в Египет и наши современники, а вернувшись на родину, вновь и вновь заходят в египетские залы национальных музеев и листают фолианты, снятые с полок библиотек, пытаясь понять загадку страны фараонов, которая вновь и вновь манит к себе человечество.

Религия Древнего Египта

Автор: М.А. Коростовцев

СПб.: Журнал «Нева»; «Летний Сад», 2000. — 464 с. Художник: С.А.Булачева

Книга академика М. А. Коростовцева — лучшая отечественная монография, посвященная религии Египта, совершенно уникальная по широте охвата материала. Исследование включает не только все периоды истории египетской религии, от додинастических времен и вплоть до христианской эпохи, но и фактически все формы ее существования: теологические труды жрецов, религиозный обиход элитарных сословий — придворных вельмож и знати, повседневный культ, храмовые службы, простонародные верования и суеверия. Материал удачно систематизирован по темам, что крайне облегчает поиск нужных сведений и позволяет использовать книгу также в качестве справочного пособия.

Для специалистов и всех, интересующихся историей и культурой Древнего мира.

Тутанхамон и сокровища его гробницы

Автор: Кацнельсон И.С.

Книга известного советского египтолога рассказывает об истории открытия английским археологом Говардом Картером гробницы египетского фараона Тутанхамона. Содержится обстоятельная характеристика времени Тутанхамона, описание самой гробницы и найденных в ней предметов.