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The Culture Of Ancient Egypt

Author : John A. Wilson
ISBN : 0226901521
Genre : History
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A history of Egypt from primitive times to the decline of the empire traces the development of a distinct civilization

The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Anonymous
ISBN : 9781632957030
Genre : History
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E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.

Art And Culture Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Neil Morris
ISBN : 9781435835894
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents an introduction to Egyptian civilization, discussing such topics as the religion, art, architecture, science, trade, daily life, and literature of the ancient society.

Ancient Egypt A Cultural Topography

Author : Hermann Kees
ISBN : 0226429121
Genre : Egypt
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When Egypt Ruled The East

Author : George Steindorff
ISBN : 9780226228556
Genre : History
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Here, adequately presented for the first time in English, is the fascinating story of a splendid culture that flourished thirty-five hundred years ago in the empire on the Nile: kings and conquests, gods and heroes, beautiful art, sculpture, poetry, architecture. Significant archeological discoveries are constantly being made in Egypt. In this revision Professor Steele has rewritten whole chapters on the basis of these new finds and offers several new conclusions to age-old problems.

Ancient Egypt

Author : J. E. Manchip White
ISBN : 9780486140209
Genre : History
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Fascinating account of Egypt, predynastic civilization through Ptolemies: social and political structure, daily life, international relations, religion and cult of the dead, arts and crafts, science and medicine, sacred writing. 48 plates.

The Phoenix

Author : Joseph Nigg
ISBN : 9780226195520
Genre : History
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Arising triumphantly from the ashes of its predecessor, the phoenix has been an enduring symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how did this mythical bird become so famous that it has played a part in cultures around the world and throughout human history? How much of its story do we actually know? Here to offer a comprehensive biography and engaging (un)natural history of the phoenix is Joseph Nigg, esteemed expert on mythical creatures—from griffins and dragons to sea monsters. Beginning in ancient Egypt and traveling around the globe and through the centuries, Nigg’s vast and sweeping narrative takes readers on a brilliant tour of the cross-cultural lore of this famous, yet little-known, immortal bird. Seeking both the similarities and the differences in the phoenix’s many myths and representations, Nigg describes its countless permutations over millennia, including legends of the Chinese “phoenix,” which was considered one of the sacred creatures that presided over China’s destiny; classical Greece and Rome, where it can be found in the writings of Herodotus and Ovid; nascent and medieval Christianity, in which it came to embody the resurrection; and in Europe during the Renaissance, when it was a popular emblem of royals. Nigg examines the various phoenix traditions, the beliefs and tales associated with them, their symbolic and metaphoric use, the skepticism and speculation they’ve raised, and their appearance in religion, bestiaries, and even contemporary popular culture, in which the ageless bird of renewal is employed as a mascot and logo, including for our own University of Chicago. Never bested by hardship or defeated by death, the phoenix is the ultimate icon of hope and rebirth. And in The Phoenix: An Unnatural Biography of a Mythical Beast, it finally has its due—a complete chronicle worthy of such a fantastic and phantasmal creature. This entertaining and informative look at the life and transformation of the phoenix will be the authoritative source for anyone fascinated by folklore and mythology, re-igniting our curiosity about one of myth’s greatest beasts.

Archaic Egypt

Author : Walter Bryan Emery
ISBN : UOM:39015010416405
Genre : Tombs
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Tales From Ancient Egypt

Author : Loren R. Fisher
ISBN : 9781606086575
Genre : History
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The Egyptian tales witness to some of the great moments in the history of Egyptian literature and represent the earliest beginnings in world literature. Many literary critics do not seem to know the importance of Egyptian prose tales told for entertainment (including C. S. Lewis, who does not know that the "marvelous that knows itself as myth" was alive and well by 1800 BCE). Unlike some other ancient states, both Israel and Egypt wrote epic tales in prose. And these great prose stories are important for the study of the Hebrew Bible. Some of the most exciting narrative prose parallels to the Hebrew Bible are found in the stories from Egypt. The details may vary, but in the setting, the purpose, the vocabulary, and the genre of the stories, one can find many similarities. Contents 1 The Story of Sinuhe: A Wanderer on the Earth 2 The Enchanted Prince 3 The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor 4 The Journey of Wen-Amon 5 A Dialogue between a Man and His Ba

Everyday Life In Ancient Egypt

Author : Jon Manchip White
ISBN : 9780486143576
Genre : History
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Remarkably accurate picture of Egyptian life from the end of the third millenium BC to the Greek occupation in 330 BC. "A handy reference tool." — Horn Book. 120 illustrations.

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