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The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

Hardback Complete

By (author) Richard H. Wilkinson

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 260mm x 26mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500051003
  • ISBN 13: 9780500051009
  • Illustrations note: 535 illustrations, 173 in colour
  • Sales rank: 83,413

Product description

A comprehensive survey of all Egypt's temples, from Luxor and Karnak to those in the delta, oases and Nubia. It traces the processes of building and decorating, how they functioned, and what happened when they were robbed and desecrated. It also discusses the Egyptian pantheon, rites and festivals.

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"Laden with photographs ... this stunning reference reviews the construction, decoration, symbolism, and function of every surviving Egyptian temple."

Editorial reviews

The temples of Egypt are arguably the most impressive monuments to have survived from the ancient world. Still amazing conquerors, explorers and travellers long after the civilizations vanished, the structures rank among the greatest architectural achievements of human history. This is the first fully illustrated survey of ancient Egyptian temples, built from early Pharaoic to the Roman period, including famous monuments such as those found at Karnak,Luxor, Abydos and Edfu. With over 500 photographs, illustrations, comprehensive maps, plans and specially drawn perspective views, it also provides a fascinating discussion on the functions, meanings, sacred rites and roles of these monuments and how they offer a unique view into the lives and minds of the ancient Egyptians. (Kirkus UK)