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    Egypt: Stones of Light (Hardback) By (author) Hervé Champollion, By (author) Diane Sarofim Harle


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    DescriptionAdorning the temples, palaces, and monuments of the Nile River Valley, their inscrutable gazes look out across the millennia, bearing witness to the rise and fall of long-lost dynasties - just as they have witnessed the endless rise and fall of the sun. Timeless treasures of light and shadow, they are the sculpted stones of ancient Egypt. In this gorgeous book of images, photographer Herve Champollion portrays these ancient stones in natural light, creating a breathtaking pictorial history of one of the world's most fascinating ancient civilizations. Virtually all that is known of pharaonic times - from military campaigns to religious ceremonies to the everyday life of civilians - comes from these stones, which are captured by Champollion's lens in a range of settings, from the glowing red of sunrise, to the hard white light of midday, to the golden rays of sunset. Informative captions by noted scholar Diane Sarofim Harle enhance the images and help us to appreciate the grandeur of these "stones of light," which, through the ages, have beckoned visitors to come face to face with the divine.

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    Stones of Light
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hervé Champollion, By (author) Diane Sarofim Harle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 230 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 1,060 g
    ISBN 13: 9780810948433
    ISBN 10: 0810948435

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: ART
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000, HIS002030, PHO019000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 962.00222
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHC, NHG, AJCD
    Illustrations note
    120 colour illustrations
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    01 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Herve Champollion is a photographer who has published several books on Sicily, Greece, Scotland, Ireland, Jerusalem, Yemen, and Egypt. He is the great-grandnephew of Jean-Francois Champollion, the father of modern Egyptology. Diane Sarofim Harle heads the department of Egyptian antiquities at the Louvre Museum in Paris. She has published numerous studies on Egypt, notably L'Egypte de Jean-Francois Champollion, with Herve Champollion.