Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A


Category: Egypt

Page: 287

View: 5543

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 Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics

Author: Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607444

Category: Mathematics

Page: 926

View: 8505

This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practise it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how. A broader understanding of mathematical practitioners naturally leads to a new appreciation of what counts as a historical source. Material and oral evidence is drawn upon as well as an unusual array of textual sources. Further, the ways in which people have chosen to express themselves are as historically meaningful as the contents of the mathematics they have produced. Mathematics is not a fixed and unchanging entity. New questions, contexts, and applications all influence what counts as productive ways of thinking. Because the history of mathematics should interact constructively with other ways of studying the past, the contributors to this book come from a diverse range of intellectual backgrounds in anthropology, archaeology, art history, philosophy, and literature, as well as history of mathematics more traditionally understood. The thirty-six self-contained, multifaceted chapters, each written by a specialist, are arranged under three main headings: 'Geographies and Cultures', 'Peoples and Practices', and 'Interactions and Interpretations'. Together they deal with the mathematics of 5000 years, but without privileging the past three centuries, and an impressive range of periods and places with many points of cross-reference between chapters. The key mathematical cultures of North America, Europe, the Middle East, India, and China are all represented here as well as areas which are not often treated in mainstream history of mathematics, such as Russia, the Balkans, Vietnam, and South America. A vital reference for graduates and researchers in mathematics, historians of science, and general historians.

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: 6117

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 Golden King

The World of Tutankhamun

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792259145

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 2811

One of the world's leading Egyptologists presents a beautifully illustrated portrait of the young pharaoh and the ancient Egyptian world in which he lived, including studies of his heretical father Akhenaten and stepmother Nefertiti, all supplemented by stunning studies of some of the treasures from his tomb and archival photographs of the tomb's discovery. Original. 17,500 first printing.

the golden age of tutankhamun

Author: zahi hawass

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774248368

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 1350

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


The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426202643

Category: Art

Page: 257

View: 6224

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: 284

View: 6067

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.


Egypt's Most Famous Pharoah

Author: Bill Price

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 184839604X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 720

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.

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: 9830

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 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: 2223

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: 7133

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.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 1926


The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408810026

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 4587

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

Death in the Victorian Family

Author: Patricia Jalland

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198208327

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 444

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.

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: 8688

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.

The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 2

The Burial Chamber

Author: Howard Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577647

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2701

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.

Chasing the Golden Hoard: The Story of the Lydian Hoard

A Tale of Theft, Repatriation, Greed & Deceit

Author: Kurt M. V. Rich

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477283854

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 7197

The theft of the numerous archaeological artifacts which comprise the so-called Lydian Hoard (Karun Hazineleri or Karun Treasure, in Turkish) is legendary. So too is its discovery, the lawsuit which embroiled the Republic of Turkey and the all powerful Metropolitan Museum of Art for almost six years, and the surprising problems encountered after the “treasure” had been repatriated to Turkey. With the possible exception of the exploration of the tomb of Tutankhamon, no other archaeological discovery can compete with the Lydian Hoard for its mystique and intrigue. No other archaeological discovery has influenced and destroyed as many lives as the Lydian Hoard. Chasing The Golden Hoard follows the lives of a Turkish family living on the outskirts of the modern town of Usak in southwestern Turkey as they accidentally discover an unplundered Sixth Century B.C. tomb, dating from the reign of Lydian king Croesus (Karun, in Turkish).

At the Crime Scene!

Collecting Clues and Evidence

Author: Carol Ballard

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766033733

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2147

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

The Tomb of Tutankhamun Vol. II

Burial Chamber & Mummy

Author: Howard Carter


ISBN: 193933103X

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 4054

No archaeologist in history had ever seen an intact burial of an Egyptian pharaoh. Now Howard Carter and his team were about to open the innermost coffin of Tutankhamun. Volume II of this historical and exciting series covers the dismantling of the enormous golden shrines around Tutankhamun's sarcophagus, the opening of the sarcophagus, the mystery of the immense weight of the king's coffins, and the magical day when they became the first people to gaze on the boy king's face after more than 3,000 years. Remember to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover image in the upper left of this page. Buy this book today and you'll read it again and again. With his typical sensitive yet scientific prose, Carter draws you into this real-life story of adventure and hidden treasure. His collaborators have added sections on the objects and chemistry of the tomb, as well as Dr. Derry's examination of the mummy. Published for the first time for Kindle, Carter's 1927 Volume II follows the recent Kindle publication of Volume I. Both volumes have been meticulously edited with a modern Introduction and footnotes. Dive into the adventure. You'll read it again and again. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Gold of the Pharaohs

Author: Hans Wolfgang Müller,Eberhard Thiem

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 1358

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