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The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt - Richard H. Wilkinson

The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

Paperback Published: 1st March 2017
ISBN: 9780500283967
Number Of Pages: 256

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The temples of ancient Egypt include the largest and some of the most impressive religious monuments the world has ever known. Mansions of the gods, models of Egypt and of the universe, focal points for worship, great treasure houses and islands of order in a cosmic ocean of chaos - the temples were all these things and more. Richard Wilkinson traces their development from the earliest times, looking at every aspect of their construction, decoration, symbolism and function.

From the Delta to Nubia, all of Egypt's surviving temples - ranging from the gargantuan temple of Amun at Karnak, to minuscule shrines such as the oasis Oracle of Siwa, where Alexander went to hear himself proclaimed god - are discussed and illustrated here.

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Richard H. Wilkinson is Regents Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona and founding director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition.

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Offers an accurate, well-researched, up-to-date description of these structures. The accompanying photos, drawings, and maps allow the reader to enter the time period and experience the customs and practices related to temples.

ISBN: 9780500283967
ISBN-10: 0500283966
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2017
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.91

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