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Author Baines, John, 1946-

Title Cultural atlas of Ancient Egypt / by John Baines and Jaromir Malek.

Published New York : Facts on file, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
Edition Rev. ed.
Physical description 240 pages : illustrations (some colour)., maps (color). ; 31 cm
Notes "An Andromeda book"--P. [2].
Includes Index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 231-233.
Contents The Geography of Ancient Egypt -- The Study of Ancient Egypt -- The Historical background -- Kings of Egypt -- Gallery of Kings -- Art and Architecture -- Conventions of Representation -- Tomb Stelae -- Boats on the Nile -- Southern Upper Egypt -- Thebes -- John Gardner Wilkinson at Thebes -- Northern Upper Egypt -- Middle Egypt -- Memphis -- The Pyramids: Types and Construction -- The Pyramids: Checklist -- Lower Egypt - The Delta -- Nubia -- Peripheral Regions -- Everyday Life -- Scribes and Writing -- The Army -- Women and Men -- Religion -- The Egyptian Pantheon -- Burial Customs -- Egypt in Western Art, by Helen Whitehouse -- Museums with Egyptian Collections.
Summary "The book is divided into three parts. The first establishes the cultural setting of ancient Egypt, with chapters on its geography, archaeology, history, art and architecture. The central section of the book takes the reader on a journey down the Nile, calling at some 90 sites where significant discoveries have been made or spectacular monuments stand. From the rock-cut tombs of Aswan to the pyramids at Giza, from he treasures of Tut'ankhamun to the shifting sands of the delta, the reader is transported effortlessly by means of maps, photographs, site plans and descriptive accounts of the visible remains. A further journey takes the intrepid traveler into Nubia and to the temples of Abu Simbel, rescued from the waters of Lake Nasser. The third part considers important aspects of Egyptian society and daily life."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Málek, Jaromír.
Subject Egypt -- Antiquities.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
Egypt -- Civilization -- 332 B.C.-638 A.D.
Variant Title Ancient Egypt.
ISBN 0816040362 (alk. paper)