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Book Of The Sphinx

Author : Willis Goth Regier
ISBN : 0803205260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sought, the Sphinx seems everywhere, whether the guardian of the pyramids on Egypt's Giza plateau or the beautiful man-eater with a deadly riddle, to be approached with awful caution. The Sphinx, that icon painted, sculpted, engraved, and exalted in poetry, fiction, and music, so impressed the philosopher Hegel that he pronounced the creature “the symbol of the symbolic itself.” With a wealth of illustrations, Book of the Sphinx confirms Hegel's lofty judgment, finding the Sphinx everywhere: in tragedies, paintings, opera, murder mysteries, brothels, bars, and advertisements. Pursuing the Sphinx through kaleidoscopic sightings and encyclopedic observations, Willis Goth Regier plumbs the symbol's mysteries, conducting the reader down ever more perplexing and intriguing paths. Wonderfully readable, his highly idiosyncratic tour of the ages and the arts leads at last to a conception of the Sphinx that embraces nothing less than all that is unknowable—proving once again that confronting a Sphinx is one of the most dangerous and exhilarating adventures of the imagination.

Riddles Of The Sphinx

Author : Paul Jordan
ISBN : UOM:39015066067151
Genre : Social Science
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I strongly recommend this book. A valuable contribution. --Dr. Rosalie David, Keeper of Egyptology, The Manchester Museum When we think of The Sphinx, two notions come to mind: the massive carving at the edge of the Libyan desert by Cairo and the fearful creature of classical myth who posed high-stakes riddles to passers by. While this book focuses squarely on the former sphinx, the very existence of this formidable monument poses riddles all its own. The first book devoted to the fabled Great Sphinx of Gizeh in over fifty years, this magnificently illustrated volume provides a long overdue and balanced assessment of recent claims about the age of the Sphinx. Defined by its straight-forward style, inviting to seasoned Egyptologist and interested tourist alike, Riddles of the Sphinx skillfully combines text and image, description and photographic detail, to offer a remarkably complete account of this mysterious, majestic figure.

The Great Sphinx Of Giza The Pharaohs Eternal Guardian History Kids Books Children S Ancient History

Author : Baby Professor
ISBN : 9781541919211
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A sphinx is a mythical creature that has a human’s head and a lion’s body. In Ancient Egypt, the sphinx is believed to guard and protect the Pharaohs so it comes as no surprise that you will see its giant statue near a pyramid, a Pharaoh’s burial place. Learn more fun facts about the Great Sphinx of Giza. Grab a copy today!

The Sphinx

Author : Pete DiPrimio
ISBN : 9781612282008
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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When people think of the Sphinx, the riddle of the Sphinx of Thebes might pop to mind, or maybe the colossal Great Sphinx of Egypt. Were they the same monster in two different mythologies? Or were they completely different? The Sphinx legend began in Egypt over 4,500 years ago when ancient Egyptians were giving their gods animal forms. Built to guard the royal tombs of the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx had the body of a lion and the head of a pharaoh. It drew tourists from around the Mediterranean, and soon the mythology of the Greek Sphinx evolved. The Greek Sphinx had the body of a lion and the head of a woman. She terrorized the people of Thebes until a stranger, Oedipus, solved her riddle. Read the myths from these two cultures, and find out how sphinxes have been immortalized in statues and artwork throughout history.

Sphinx

Author : Anne Garreta
ISBN : 9781941920091
Genre : Fiction
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A landmark literary event: the first novel by a female member of Oulipo in English, a sexy genderless love story.

The Message Of The Sphinx

Author : Graham Hancock
ISBN : 030755791X
Genre : Social Science
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In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sphinx

Author : London Convivium for Archetypal Studies
ISBN : UCAL:B5083270
Genre : Archetype (Psychology)
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Plateaus Of Egypt

Author : Source: Wikipedia
ISBN : 123306035X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Giza Plateau, Great Pyramid of Giza, Great Sphinx of Giza, Giza West Field, Giza Necropolis, Khufu ship, Orion Correlation Theory, Giza East Field, Pyramid of Menkaure, Cemetery GIS, Pyramid of Khafre, Grand Egyptian Museum, Central Field, Giza, Gilf Kebir, Hall of Records, Hemiunu, The Twelve Dreams of the Sun, The Upuaut Project. Excerpt: The Great Sphinx of Giza (Arabic: ?, English: ), commonly referred to as the Sphinx, is a statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 6 metres (20 ft) wide, and 20.22 m (66.34 ft) high. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558-2532 BC). The Great Sphinx is one of the world's largest and oldest statues, but basic facts about it, such as who was the model for the face, when it was built, and by whom, are still debated. These questions have resulted in the popular idea of the "Riddle of the Sphinx," although this phrase should not be confused with the original Greek legend of the Riddle of the Sphinx. The Great Sphinx in about 1880, partly under the sand The Great Sphinx partially excavated The Sphinx against Khafra's pyramid It is not known by what name the creators called their statue, as the Great Sphinx does not appear in any known inscription of the Old Kingdom, and there are no inscriptions anywhere describing its construction or its original purpose. In the New Kingdom, the Sphinx was called Hor-em-akhet (English: Hellenized: Harmachis), and the pharaoh Thutmose IV (1401-1391 or 1397-1388 BC) specifically referred to it as such...

Sphinx

Author : Christiane Zivie-Coche
ISBN : 0801489547
Genre : Art
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The sphinx is one of the most enigmatic and famous monuments of ancient Egypt. Commissioned by Chephren in the mid-3rd millennium BC as part of a funerary complex, this book traces the history of its construction, its function and religious significance, its relationship to other later sphinxes and its enduring symbolism. The arrival of Christianity really sealed the fate of the sphinx and Zivie-Coche continues the history of this monument through the Greco-Roman period and touches on the excavations carried out in and around the monument in the 20th century.

The Sphinx Franklin Roosevelt The Isolationists And The Road To World War Ii

Author : Nicholas Wapshott
ISBN : 9780393245820
Genre : History
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Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war. May 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt—recently reelected to a second term as president—sat in the Oval Office and contemplated two possibilities: the rule of fascism overseas, and a third term. With Hitler's reach extending into Austria, and with the atrocities of World War I still fresh in the American memory, Roosevelt faced the question that would prove one of the most defining in American history: whether to once again go to war in Europe. In The Sphinx, Nicholas Wapshott recounts how an ambitious and resilient Roosevelt—nicknamed "the Sphinx" for his cunning, cryptic rapport with the press—devised and doggedly pursued a strategy to sway the American people to abandon isolationism and take up the mantle of the world's most powerful nation. Chief among Roosevelt’s antagonists was his friend Joseph P. Kennedy, a stock market magnate and the patriarch of what was to become one of the nation's most storied dynasties. Kennedy's financial, political, and personal interests aligned him with a war-weary American public, and he counted among his isolationist allies no less than Walt Disney, William Randolph Hearst, and Henry Ford—prominent businessmen who believed America had no business in conflicts across the Atlantic. The ensuing battle—waged with fiery rhetoric, agile diplomacy, media sabotage, and petty political antics—would land US troops in Europe within three years, secure Roosevelt's legacy, and set a standard for American military strategy for years to come. With millions of lives—and a future paradigm of foreign intervention—hanging in the balance, The Sphinx captures a political giant at the height of his powers and an American identity crisis that continues to this day.

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