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Egypt - The World of the Pharaohs

300 LE

Short Description: also available in French, German, Italian
Authors : Regine Schulz & Matthias Seidel
  • Publisher: American University Press Cairo
  • Pages: 540
  • Hard Cover: False
  • ISBN: 978 977 424 661 6
  • Publishing Date: 2001

This beautifully produced and immensely informative book deals with Egypt from prehistoric times through the Greco-Roman era, and casts a revealing and refreshing light on ancient Egyptian history. The search for ancient wisdom, mystical experiences, and hidden treasure has led many who feel the fascination of Egypt to turn repeatedly to the same subjects—the Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khufu, the mummies, the ‘curse of the pharaohs,’ and powerfully ‘efficacious’ symbols and rites. This book goes beyond all this to examine the truly remarkable aspects of ancient Egypt: its astonishing technical and administrative achievements, its script and literature, its architecture and pictorial art, and a concept of the world as a whole based on exact observation of nature, in which science and religion were an indissoluble unity. This extraordinary legacy is detailed here by a team of thirty-four international scholars and given visual immediacy by more than 800 photographs, maps, and diagrams. Dr. Regine Schulz studied Egyptology, oriental philology, and art history in Berlin and Munich. She taught Egyptology at the University of Munich and has most recently been appointed Curator of Ancient Art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Matthias Seidel studied Egyptology and Near Eastern and Classical archaeology in Berlin and Munich. He teaches the art history of ancient Egypt at the University of Munich.