The Illustrated Guide to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Author: Alessandro Bongioanni,Maria Sole Croce,Laura Accomazzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Egyptian

Page: 631

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An immense reservoir of art history, Cairo's Museum of Egyptian Antiquities contains fabulous collections of relics from the Mediterranean's most mysterious and ancient civilization, the true cradle of western culture. From the creation of the first state on the banks of the Nile to its submission to the Roman empire, the millennial story of ancient Egypt is recounted here through the artistic masterpieces, the everyday objects, the spectacular jewels, and the magnificent remains from the tombs of the pharaohs, all remarkably assembled within the walls of a single institution. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through the museum, subdividing the tour into chapters devoted to the most important episodes in Egyptian history. Collected during the course of over a century of archaeological excavations, jewelry, tools, toys, models, religious objects, mummies, and monumental sculptures offer vivid glimpses of a formidable civilization. The rich funerary cache of Tutankhamun, the treasures of Tanis, and the jewels of Queen Ahhotep reflect the glory of the Egyptian monarchy, but there are insights too into the day-to-day lives of the more humble sections of society. Previously unpublished photographs and plans alongside texts prepared by the museum curators themselves help readers to penetrate the corridors and halls of the great museum in search of a heritage unique in its richness and variety, following in the footsteps of the great figures in Egyptian history: from the pharaohs, suspended between heaven and earth, to the archaeologists who, with their patient excavations, have helped to shed new light on the land of the pyramids.

Luxor und das Tal der Könige

Author: Kent R. Weeks

Publisher: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DE

ISBN: 9783937606101

Category:

Page: 563

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Ein thematisch umfassender, informativer und reichhaltig illustrierter Reiseführer zu den Tempeln und Grabanlagen in Luxor (dem antiken Theben) und im "Tal der Könige".

Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass

Collector's Edition

Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163647

Category: History

Page: 299

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Here for the first time is the world's best-known Egyptologist's personal introduction to the unmissable highlights of the Museum--Zahi Hawass's own selection of his favorite 200 exhibits. For each piece, he gives some background to its discovery and significance, and describes what it means for him in terms of the art or the history of ancient Egypt, and why it strikes a personal chord.

The Treasures of Tutankhamun

And the Egyptian Museum of Cairo

Author: Araldo De Luca,Alessia Amenta

Publisher: White Star Publishers

ISBN: 9788854400689

Category: Art

Page: 279

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The boy pharaoh's vast store of tomb goods has intrigued the world not only for what it reveals, but also for the questions it raises about life in ancient Egypt. Interest in the pharaohs will rise again this year to meet the beginning of a two-year tour of "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"-an exhibition of over 130 objects rarely seen outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.The museum's immense art and archaeological heritage comes alive, providing a broad background for those interested in the story of King Tutankhamun and in Egypt's past from the formation of the first unitary state in the Nile Valley to the Roman conquest. Complete with comprehensive descriptions of the famous grave goods of Tutankhamun and the treasures of Tanis, the book dedicates ample space to the pyramid sites of Giza, Saqqarah, and Dahshur, the royal tombs of Thebes, and the temple of Karnak. Here is an authoritative and elegant itinerary through the world's greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities in one volume.

The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo

Author: Bernard O'Kane

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774163389

Category: Art

Page: 379

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A full-color guide to one of Egypt's leading museums. The Museum of Islamic Art, established in Cairo in 1881, houses one of the world's richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic world. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through one of Egypt's most fascinating museums. Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the aesthetic and historic importance of the museum's main works on display, including metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. Also included are sections on two other small but important Cairo museums: the Islamic Ceramics Museum and the Islamic Textiles Museum. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture, and lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs, this is the definitive guide to Egypt's great collections of Islamic art.

The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405386258

Category: Travel

Page: 280

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The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this ancient city, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Egyptian attractions. Discover Cairo's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the famous Cities of the Dead to nightlife that only the locals know. Getting the best deal, avoiding hassle and having fun is what this guidebook keeps in mind - so you can experience Cairo at its best. An ancient city and the greatest metropolis in the Middle East, Cairo's bazaars, museums, mosques, tombs and pyramids are covered in detail. Well-informed listings - from authors who have been visiting the city for twenty years - reflect an inside knowledge of the city's hotels, restaurants and entertainment, for every budget. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids.

Cairo and the Pyramids (Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt)

Author: Dan Richardson

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409335445

Category: Travel

Page: 180

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The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Egyptian Museum and the Coptic churches of Old Cairo to the pyramid fields at Giza and Dahshur. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Egypt, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, cultural tips and shopping. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Egypt.

The Rough Guide to Egypt

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409324249

Category: Travel

Page: 656

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The new full-colour Rough Guide to Egypt is the definitive guide to this amazing country, whose ancient civilization still fascinates today. But there's more to Egypt than just pyramids and temples. The Red Sea offers some of the world's finest diving, a few hours by air from Europe. There are awesome dunes and lush oases to explore in its deserts, and fantastic bazaars and mosques in the capital, Cairo. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, make it easy to access anything from remote oases to nightlife that only locals know. You'll find lavish photography and colour maps throughout, along with insider tips on how to get the best out of Luxor's temples or Sinai's beach resorts. At every point, the Rough Guide steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Egypt. Now available in ePub format.

The Illustrated Guide to the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan

With the Luxor Mummification Museum and the Kom Ombo Crocodile Museum

Author: Janice Kamrin

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163449

Category: Art

Page: 308

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A full-color guide to the most spectacular museums of Upper Egypt. Through its beautifully designed display of carefully selected masterpieces found in the area of ancient Thebes, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art illuminates the golden age of pharaonic Egypt. The Nubia Museum in Aswan houses artifacts illustrating the rich heritage and history of Nubia, from the prehistoric era to modern times. Richly illustrated with spectacular color photographs, this book informs the reader about the cultures that created the objects on display in both museums, with detailed descriptions of selected pieces. Also included are brief overviews of two other museums in the south of Egypt: the Mummification Museum in Luxor and the Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo.

The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Meuseum and Churches of Old Cairo

Author: Gawdat Gabra,Marianne Eaton-Krauss

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 297

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The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Museum is the official guide to the newly renovated Coptic Museum, home to the world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic Christian artifacts from two millennia. The book is fully illustrated with color photographs of over 130 objects; includes an introduction to the history of Coptic Christianity, a chronology, and floor plans of the Museum; describes and explains the aesthetic and religious importance of the works on display; and guides the visitor around the neighboring Coptic churches of Old Cairo.

The Rough Guide to Egypt

Author: Dan Richardson,Daniel Jacobs

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409323331

Category: Travel

Page: 656

View: 5625

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The new full-colour Rough Guide to Egypt is the definitive guide to this amazing country, whose ancient civilization still fascinates today. But there's more to Egypt than just pyramids and temples. The Red Sea offers some of the world's finest diving, a few hours by air from Europe. There are awesome dunes and lush oases to explore in its deserts, and fantastic bazaars and mosques in the capital, Cairo. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, make it easy to access anything from remote oases to nightlife that only locals know. You'll find lavish photography and colour maps throughout, along with insider tips on how to get the best out of Luxor's temples or Sinai's beach resorts. At every point, the Rough Guide steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Egypt. Now available in PDF format.

Ägyptische Wandmalerei

Author: Francesco Tiradritti

Publisher: Hirmer Verlag

ISBN: 9783777437057

Category: Art

Page: 391

View: 9588

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Meisterwerke aus sechs Jahrtausenden hochst qualitatsvolle, auf Spezialpapier gedruckte Farbtafeln lassen den Betrachter in die Schonheit und Perfektion der altagyptischen Malerei eintauchen, deren magische Anziehungskraft ungebrochen ist. Der Reichtum an malerischen Ausstattungen in den monumentalen Tempeln und Grabanlagen des alten AEgypten zeugt noch heute eindrucksvoll vom hohen Standard dieser laengst vergangenen Hochkultur. Neben den Pharaonen lieaen auch hohe Beamte ihre Grabmonumente mit praechtigen Wanddekorationen schmuecken, die den dies-seitigen Status des Verstorbenen repraesentieren und fuer die Zeit im Jenseits sichern sollten. Ob Alltagsszenen, religiose Riten, konigliche Zeremonien, Gotter- oder Naturdarstellungen - von bestechender kuenstlerischer Qualitaet bieten diese jahrtausendealten Darstellungen einen einzig-artigen Schluessel zum Verstaendnis der altaegyptischen Lebenswelt. Nach einer fundierten Einfuehrung in kuenstlerische Entwicklungslinien, Farbverstaendnis und Maltechniken werden ausgewaehlte Meisterwerke altaegyptischer Malerei von der Fruehzeit bis zur griechisch-romischen Periode (ca. 4400 v. Chr. - 313 n. Chr.) vorgestellt, darunter die weltberuehmten Dekorationen der Graeber und Tempel in Saqqara, Theben und Amarna. Mit ausgezeichneter Sachkenntnis beleuchtet der Autor stilistische und technische Eigenarten und dechiffriert die raetselhafte Symbolik der faszinierenden Bilder. Dabei richtet sich der Blick auch auf farbig gefasste Statuen, bemalte Sarkophage und Holzmodelle, die im Zusammenspiel mit den Wanddekorationen die wuerdevolle Atmosphaere der Tempel und Graeber bestimmten. Zahlreiche Detail-Abbildungen ermoglichen ein unmittelbares Erlebnis dieser unvergleichlichen Ausstattungen.

guide to the gayer - anderson museum cairo

Author: nibolas warner

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789773054991

Category: History

Page: 52

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This updated guidebook features historical information and illustrations on the 17th-century residence which 200 years later has become one of Cairo's most well-known and popular museums.

Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising

Antique, Period, and Modern

Author: Anna M. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146159717X

Category: Science

Page: 180

View: 6549

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There is more to appraising jewelry than just being parable sales and a value determination. Then, all this able to put a dollar value on an item. The title of ap information, with clear jewelry descriptions, must be praiser distinguishes the individual who is able to iden succinctly put together with photographs and deliv tify, witness, estimate status, excellence, or potential ered to the client. ity, and to determine the authenticity of an article. Today's jewelry appraiser should also be cognizant Many factors impact on a thorough appraisal, espe of the vicissitudes of fashion, how changes impact the cially on estate and period jewelry. jewelry market in a substantial and vital manner in both design and style. A careful look must be given to Developing all this expertise is a lot to ask of practi tioners who only a decade ago were barely making a study of color psychology with an awareness of why specific gemstones and their colors and enamels of cer distinction between a well-written sales receipt and a professional appraisal report. tain colors were used in different periods. Industrial In the past few years bold changes have taken place developments, from machine stamped jewelry, the use in this field. It is now understood that standard ap of aniline dyes in clothing, and development of the praisal concepts and principles can be applied to the electric light, have influenced design and use of gem stones.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cairo & The Nile

Cairo & The Nile

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409346021

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cairo & the Nile will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cairo & the Nile. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cairo & the Nile - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in ePub format.