Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A


Category: Egypt

Page: 287

View: 6928

A guide to an exhibition of some of the artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, discussing the life and death of the young king, daily life in ancient Egypt, and ancient Egyptian religion and funerary practices.

the golden age of tutankhamun

Author: zahi hawass

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774248368

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 4095

This book will provide a window into this extraordinary time of turmoil and treasure -- the life and history of Tutankhamun

Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace

Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Author: Kate Nichols

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199596468

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 6074

This volume uncovers the social, political, and aesthetic role of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture in modern Britain following the removal of the Crystal Palace to the South London borough of Sydenham after 1851, assessing how classical art figured in debates over design reform, taste, beauty and morality, race and imperialism.

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

View: 9414

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 Rough Guide to Tutankhamun

Author: Michael Haag

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781843538653

Category: Egypt

Page: 224

View: 364

The new exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs offers a unique insight into the art, wealth and power of Egypt’s New Kingdom. The Rough Guide to Tutankahmun provides all the background, with compelling details on the treasures and their discovery. From the opulence and riches of the royal court at Thebes, to the cult of the god Amun and the great heresy of Akhenaten, the extraordinary era of Tutankhamun’s Egypt is explained. The full story of the Valley of the Kings is told, shedding light on why the royal tombs were built, who built them, and how they were decorated, together with the significance of the treasures and the practice and processes of mummification. Fascinating background on Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, the discoverers of Tutankhamun’s tomb, and on the fabled curse and its supposed victims. And a report on the CT scan of Tutankhamun’s mummy, done in 2005 to reveal the pharaoh’s true cause of death.


Egypt's Most Famous Pharoah

Author: Bill Price

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 184839604X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9574

In 1922 Howard Carter uncovered what is still regarded as the most spectacular archaeological discovery ever made. Tutankhamun's tomb had remained hidden in the Valley of the Kings for more than 3000 years and its discovery caused a media sensation, elevating the previously little-known Egyptian Pharaoh into the position of an international celebrity. The contents of the tomb were found almost entirely intact, including the Pharaoh's mummified body, still wearing its solid gold funeral mask. Tutankhamun lived in an era when the Egyptian Empire, centred on the royal city of Thebes, was at its pinnacle and when the wealth and power of its Pharaoh was at its greatest. This was also a period of enormous religious upheaval. Akenaten, the heretical Pharaoh and, more than likely, Tutanhkamun's father, had introduced a new religion, exclusively worshipping the sun god Aten. Under Tutanhkamun, the old religion, with its many gods and goddesses, was restored, putting an end to the heresy. In recent years research has shed new light on Tutankhamun's life and, in particular, on his death. A new exhibition, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, has toured America and is coming to London in November 2007. Public interest in the boy king is as strong as ever and our knowledge of the sophisticated and complex society over which he reigned continues to grow.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9774165454


Page: N.A

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The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426202643

Category: Art

Page: 257

View: 433

One of Egypt's premier archaeologists offers a visual tour of the great treasures of ancient Egypt in a companion volume to the 2008 U.S. exhibition that includes the magnificent artifacts found in the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun and that surveys three thousand years of ancient Egyptian history and the lives of its great pharaohs. 17,500 first printing.

Histories of Egyptology

Interdisciplinary Measures

Author: William Carruthers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135014566

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 5059

Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of important themes, the historical involvement of Egyptology with the political sphere, the manner in which the discipline stakes out its professional territory, the ways in which practitioners represent Egyptological knowledge, and the relationship of this knowledge to the public sphere. Histories of Egyptology provides the basis to understand how Egyptologists constructed their discipline. Yet the volume also demonstrates how they construct ancient Egypt, and how that construction interacts with much wider concerns: of society, and of the making of the modern world.

Tutankhamun's Armies

Battle and Conquest During Ancient Egypt's Late Eighteenth Dynasty

Author: John Coleman Darnell,Colleen Manassa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471743585

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 1406

The force that forged an empire. The furious thunder of thousands of hooves, the clatter and sheen of bronze armor sparkling in the desert sun, the crunch of wooden wheels racing across a rock–strewn battlefield–and leading this terrifying chariot charge, the gallant Pharaoh, the ribbons of his blue war crown streaming behind him as he launches yet another arrow into the panicking mass of his soon–to–be–routed enemies. While scenes like the one depicted above did occur in ancient Egypt, they represent only one small aspect of the vast, complex, and sophisticated military machine that secured, defended, and expanded the borders of the empire during the late Eighteenth Dynasty. In Tutankhamun′s Armies, you′ll discover the harsh reality behind the imperial splendor of the New Kingdom and gain a new appreciation for the formidable Egyptian army–from pharaoh to foot soldier. You′ll follow "the heretic king" Akhenaten, his son Tutankhamun, and their three Amana–Period successors as they employ double–edge diplomacy and military might to defeat competing powers, quell internal insurrections, and keep reluctant subject states in line. This vivid and absorbing chronicle will forever change the way you think about the glories and riches of ancient Egypt.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408810026

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 9150

A brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated general history of ancient Egypt, from the builders of the first pyramids to Cleopatra

The Woman Who Would Be King

Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

Author: Kara Cooney

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307956784

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7156

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her improbable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just over twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of pharaoh in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut shrewdly operated the levers of power to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh. Hatshepsut successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods. Scholars have long speculated as to why her monuments were destroyed within a few decades of her death, all but erasing evidence of her unprecedented rule. Constructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain, noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public favor just as quickly. The Woman Who Would Be King traces the unconventional life of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power. From the Hardcover edition.

Death in the Victorian Family

Author: Patricia Jalland

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198208327

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 5365

This engrossing book explores family experiences of dying, death, grieving, and mourning in the years between 1830 and 1920. So many Victorian letters, diaries, and death memorials reveal a deep preoccupation with death which is both fascinating and enlightening. Pat Jalland has examined the correspondence, diaries, and death memorials of fifty-five families to show us deathbed scenes of the time, good and bad deaths, the roles of medicine and religion, children's deaths, funerals and cremations, widowhood, and mourning rituals.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Akhenaten and Tutankhamun

Revolution and Restoration

Author: David P. Silverman,Josef W. Wegner,Jennifer Houser Wegner

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 9781931707909

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 6927

The Amarna Period, named after the site of an innovative capital city that was the center of the new religion, included the reigns Akhenaten and his presumed son, Tutankhamun.

Gold of the Pharaohs

Author: Hans Wolfgang Müller,Eberhard Thiem

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 8487

The extraordinary gold craftsmanship of the Egyptians is analyzed in this illustrated compendium of art work commissioned by the Pharaohs.

The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 2

The Burial Chamber

Author: Howard Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577647

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9567

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had ever seen. Despite its plundering by thieves in antiquity, the burial of the king lay intact with its nest of coffins and funerary shrines, surrounded by a mass of burial equipment arranged in three peripheral chambers. Following on from the first volume's account of the search for and initial discovery of the team, in the second volume Howard Carter recounts the discovery of the king's burial chamber: the breakthrough to the four protective shrines, the revelation of the quartz-sandstone sarcophagus, the king's three coffins (his own of pure gold) and the bejewelled mummy of the Pharaoh himself. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, the book includes over 150 photographs of the treasures that lay within the great burial chamber of Tutankhamun.

At the Crime Scene!

Collecting Clues and Evidence

Author: Carol Ballard

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766033733

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6029

"A look at how evidence is found, collected, and analyzed at a crime scene"--Provided by publisher.

Lair of the Jackal

Author: Daniel Molitor

Publisher: Books by Daniel Molitor

ISBN: 1430304685

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7237

Archaeologists Steven and Catherine Gordon specialize in solving the puzzles of the past, but this time they've dug up something different--an object linked to a modern mystery...and murder! When Steven vanishes from his dive site in Alexandria, Catherine must piece together what few clues are left behind and follow a trail that leads from the shadows of the pyramids to the maze of twisting streets in Cairo's City of the Dead. As they rush toward a thrilling finale, Catherine and Steven find themselves chased by a demented assassin oblivious to pain, buried alive in a desert tomb, and stalked by killers who've been waiting for them since the time of the pharaohs. "It's The Mummy meets MacGyver!" "Big time fun...with fascinating details and a killer ending!" 448pp, softcover.