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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
Zahi Hawass
0792238737
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Tutankhamen's reign, though brief, is historically significant because it coincided with restoration of the traditional Egyptian pantheon, which had been suppressed in an experiment in radical monotheism under the famous pharaoh Akhenaton. But it's the trove discovered in 1922 that has elevated Tutankhamen into an archaeological superstar, invariably drawing stadium-size crowds to museums that periodically exhibit its objects. A selection of about 130 items (without the spectacular coffins but including grave goods from other kings of Tutankhamen's dynasty) will tour four U.S. cities from 2005 to 2007: this book is the sanctioned companion to the exhibition. Written by one of the premier names in Egyptology, it closely describes the physical and symbolic attributes of each object and explains its purpose in the afterlife....


The Gospel of Judas
Randolphe Kasser (Editor)
1426200420
April 2006
Hardcover
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Newsday
"The long journey of the codex that ended up…at the Citibank…began in caves along the Nile, according to…The Lost Gospel."

Review
“The story of the gospel’s rediscovery and salvation [The Lost Gospel by Herbert Krosney] reads like a Hollywood mystery.” –The Boston Globe

“The long journey of the codex that ended up in box No. 395 at the Citibank…began in the caves along the Nile…when peasants discovered leather-bound papyrus written in an indecipherable language, according to Herbert Krosney, author of The Lost Gospel.” –Newsday

Jesus says to Judas: “Lift up your eyes and look at the cloud and the light within it and the stars surrounding it. The star that leads the...


Christ the Lord : Out of Egypt
Anne Rice
0375412018
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Rice departs from her usual subject matter to pen this curious portrait of a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth. Rice's painstaking historical research is obvious throughout, whether she's showing the differences among first-century Jewish groups (Pharisees, Essenes and Sadducees all play a part), imagining a Passover pilgrimage to Jerusalem or depicting the regular but violent rebellions by Jews chafing under Roman rule. The book succeeds in capturing Jesus' profound Jewishness, with some of the best scenes reflecting his Torah education and immersion in the oral traditions of the Hebrew Bible. As fiction, though, the book's first half is slow going. Since it is told from Jesus' perspective, the childlike language can be simplistic, though as readers persevere they will discover...


Ancient Egypt: Art and Archaeology of the Land of the Pharoahs
Giorgio Agnese
0760762368
September 2004
Hardcover
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The Murder of Tutankhamen
Bob Brier
0425206904
June 2005
Paperback
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Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
Ian Shaw (Editor)
0192804588
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
One of the most vexing problems in Egyptology is the question of establishing reliable chronologies, whether through relative methods such as stratigraphy and the dating of artifacts or through more absolute time horizons established by astronomical ephemera or radiometric dating. In this overview of ancient Egypt--meant for advanced students, but accessible to general readers with an interest in the area--Ian Shaw and 13 contributors pay close attention to issues of chronology, reconciling conflicts of dating that mark older scholarship.

While doing so, they address other problems in the study of ancient Egypt, such as the lack of material evidence of early humans in the region and the increasing destruction of sites in the face of contemporary urban growth. Elsewhere, they remark on the principal developments that...



Maimonides (Jewish Encounters)
Sherwin B. Nuland
0805242007
October 4, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Maimonides, one of the preeminent personalities of medieval Jewish history, was a jurist, philosopher, expert in Jewish law, physician at the court of Saladin and a respected and dedicated communal leader. Given all that, it's difficult to understand the decision to present Maimonides's legacy primarily through the lens of his work as a physician. The 12th century was a time of stagnation in the history of medicine, and the author himself concedes that Maimonides contributed very little that was new or innovative to the field. By contrast, his jurisprudential magnum opus, the Mishne Torah, constituted a groundbreaking work in its own day and continues to be authoritative almost a millennium later. Although Nuland acknowledges this in a chapter on Maimonides's religious scholarship, it is dwarfed by the...


The Lost Boys of Sudan
Mark Bixler
082032499X
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In 2001, four young men, having fled the Sudanese civil war that has raged for more than 20 years, left East African refugee camps to begin a new life in the modern sprawl of Atlanta. Bixler, a reporter for the AtlantaJournal-Constitution, covered their emigration for the paper, and here recounts their extraordinary stories. Thousands of young men, displaced by the war and separated from their families, have come to be called the "Lost Boys" of Sudan after Peter Pan's orphans. Selected by the State Department for resettlement in the U.S., Jacob, Peter, Daniel and Marko had not seen a light switch before their arrival. Bixler chronicles their earnest attempts at cultural orientation and their intimate relationships with volunteers who donated time and money. While lively and even entertaining, the book does not...


Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference to the Myths, Religions, Pyramids and Temples of the Land of the Pharaohs
Lorna Oakes
0760749434
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the world’s first civilization! This beautiful volume is a fascinating guide to the myths, religions, pyramids, temples, and more that make up the allure of ancient Egypt. Readers will gain a unique understanding of this captivating culture through breathtaking, full-color illustrations, in-depth text, detailed maps, and comprehensive chronologies. You’ll read about: - Famous burial sites - The mortuary temples of the many gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt - Gods and goddesses - Pharaohs - Festivals - Offerings - Superstitions - And more! An invaluable reference to one of the most intriguing periods of history. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Egyptian Mythology
Geraldine Pinch
0195170245
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
Students at the high-school level and above who are doing research on Egyptian mythology will find this volume interesting and helpful. The first chapter discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. The second goes through several myth complexes and cycles and their variations. The third chapter, "Deities, Themes, and Concepts, " is an alphabetical listing of well over 100 topics and is the meat of the book. Articles range in length from a single line to several pages. All have see also references, and most cite both secondary and primary sources. Entries are readable and note where particular deities absorbed characteristics of others during historical periods. The inconsistencies of Egyptian mythology are noted, as in the variations of the Osiris...


The Ancient Near East (Volume I): An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
James Bennett Pritchard (Editor)
0691002002
February 1, 1965
Paperback
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Review
[A] splendid corpus. . . . It gives scholarly . . . translations of basic documents hitherto 'accessible only in obscure and highly technical journals.'

Book Description

This volume makes available some of the most important discovered source material for the historian of the ancient Near East. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.



The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Simon Singh
0385495323
August 29, 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
People love secrets. Ever since the first word was written, humans have sent coded messages to each other. In The Code Book, Simon Singh, author of the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, offers a peek into the world of cryptography and codes, from ancient texts through computer encryption. Singh's compelling history is woven through with stories of how codes and ciphers have played a vital role in warfare, politics, and royal intrigue. The major theme of The Code Book is what Singh calls "the ongoing evolutionary battle between codemakers and codebreakers," never more clear than in the chapters devoted to World War II. Cryptography came of age during that conflict, as secret communications became critical to both sides' success.

Confronted with the prospect of defeat, the Allied cryptanalysts had worked night and day to...



Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium
Elizabeth Peters (Editor)
0060538112
October 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Fans of Peters's bestselling series featuring Amelia Peabody Emerson and her family (Crocodile on the Sandbank, etc.) will welcome this companion volume, which entertainingly blurs fact and fiction. In her role as "editor" of Mrs. Emerson's journals, Peters provides a preface, while other contributors supply articles on the historical and cultural background of Egyptology. (Typical is "`Lesser Breeds without the Law': An Insightful Diatribe on the Victorian Attitude Towards Other Cultures & Peoples," by Barbara Mertz, the real name of the pseudonymous Peters, who has a Ph.D. in the subject.) One section, "The People of the Journals," straightfacedly presents period photographs of the members of the extended Emerson clan. Filled with black-and-white illustrations of people and places (credit for the design goes to...


Ancient Egypt (Discoveries Series)
George Hart
0760750688
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ancient Egypt is a dynamic reference book for children. Detailed, atmospheric illustrations, revealing photographs and lively descriptions engage and encourage readers to discover for themselves a part of the world's exciting history. Every page is designed to capture the imagination and stimulate curiosity. A dramatic four-page foldout scene and vivid drawings take young readers into the heart of the topic.


Egypt, Greece and Rome
Charles Freeman
0199263647
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
With this volume, Freeman (The Ancient Greeks, Oxford Univ., 1996) has written a useful introduction to three significant ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean littoral. While some may question the inclusion of Egyptian civilization in a volume largely surveying classical civilization, the author persuasively presents Egypt and the ancient Near East as strong influences, if not precursors, of classical civilization. Although most recent volumes of the ancient world have been anthologies (e.g., The Oxford History of the Classical World, Oxford Univ., 1986), with different specialists responsible for contributing chapters, Freeman elected to consult various specialists in ancient history when composing his work but assumes sole responsibility for the final presentation. Acknowledging that ancient studies are not...


Middle Egyptian : An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs
James P. Allen
0521774837
November 4, 1999
Paperback
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Review
"Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, by James P. Allen, is a much needed addition to the meager literture available to Egyptologists, scholars and amateurs today interested studing the basic of ancient Egyptian...Middle Egyptian will always remain a difficult language to tackle, and much of the success of gaining a good grasp of the language depends on the effort of the student. Allen's book, however, will make the task a much easier, and an enjoyable one for students who have a serious interest in taking up the language." Nora Shalaby, Cario Times Vol. 4, no.32

"One particularly happy feature of Allen's volume is that the abundance of exercises that follow every lesson is accompanied, in the back of the book, with the answers to them all... Allen's textbook should now be the first...



Chronicle of the Pharaohs
Peter A. Clayton
0500050740
Dec 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Who was the first king on ancient Egypt and who was the last? Which Egyptian queens ruled in their own right? What do we really know about the 170 or more pharaohs whose names have come down to us?Chronicle of the Pharaohs is the first book to depict chronologically and in narrative form all the rulers and dynasties of Egypt. From Narmer, who first united lands along the Nile, to Cleopatra 3,000 years later, the history of ancient Egypt is brought vividly to life through the exploits and personalities of her rulers.
Key features of the book include:
• biographical portraits of all the known pharaohs
• timelines throughout, with at-a-glance visual guides to the length of each reign and the overlapping of dynasties;• datafiles for every pharaoh, listing key information such as royal titles...


The Splendor that was Egypt: Revised Edition
Margaret Alice Murray
0486431002
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
"A fine job of culling the enormous field of Egyptology to bring its best fruits within the scope of the intelligent but busy reader.--Chicago Sunday Tribune

How different would Western life be today if ancient Egypt had never existed? Pioneering Egyptologist Margaret Murray provides astonishing answers to that question through an insightful exploration of Egyptian life and culture. Examining in detail such topics as food preparation, burial customs, religious beliefs, and social rituals, she creates a complete picture of achievements in all aspects of civilized existence--from architecture, physics, and medicine to the establishment of law, government, and religion. A fascinating, readable study that will appeal to scholars and any reader interested in this ancient land. 98 unnumbered black-and-white...


Egyptology
Emily Sands (Illustrator), et al
0763626384
November 4, 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9–This oversized novelty book has a gold cover with red, plastic, "jewel" inlays to add to the drama. Written as an amateur Egyptologist's travel journal from 1926, each spread covers a distinct area of antiquity and is mainly factual in content, except for the author's chatty asides. The type resembles that of an old manual typewriter and the photos, reproductions, and sketches make the journal seem more realistic. There are papyrus pull-outs, pop-up art, minibooks, and fold-out maps and an envelope in the back with period postcards, ticket stubs, etc. Libraries will find the book useful for teaching journal writing, but difficult to keep together.–Carol Wichman, formerly at Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, OH Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc....


Cleopatra's Kidnappers
Stephen Dando-Collins
0471719331
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“…the meticulous research and racy writing style make this a fascinating and revealing book.” (Good Book Guide, 1st December 2005)

Book Description
A powerful tale of war, romance, and one of history's most desperate gambles

Julius Caesar was nothing if not bold. When, in the wake of his defeat of Pompey at Pharsalus his victorious legions refused to march another step under his command, he pursued his fleeing rival into Egypt with an impossibly small force of Gallic and German cavalry, raw Italian recruits, and nine hundred Spanish prisoners of war—tough veterans of Pompey's Sixth Legion.

Cleopatra's Kidnappers tells the epic saga of Caesar's adventures in Egypt through the eyes of these captured, but never defeated, legionaries. In...



Moses and Akhenaten: The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus
Ahmed Osman
1591430046
December 2002
Paperback
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Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gateway to Atlantis
Essential reading for all Bible historians.

Review

Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gateway to Atlantis :

"The classic work which redefines the timeframe of the Exodus and places it firmly in the age of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. Essential reading for all Bible historians."

Nexus, March/April 2003 :

"His study makes for an interesting alternative perspective."

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Hatshepsut : From Queen to Pharaoh (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)
Catharine H. Roehrig (Editor), et al
0300111398
November 11, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Apart from the cunning and beautiful Cleopatra, little is known about Egypt's women rulers. The editors of this glorious exhibition catalogue seek to illuminate the life of one of these women. Drawing on archeological discoveries of the remains of her rule, Roehrig, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and her coauthors offer a magnificent portrait of this remarkable woman and all aspects of Eyptian life in the 18th Dynasty, from religion and politics to art and jewelry. In 1473 B.C., Hatshepsut ascended the throne as co-regent with her husband, Thutmose II. After his death, she became ruler of Egypt, taking the name "King of Upper and Lower Egypt." She consolidated the country culturally and led military campaigns against Nubia and Kush. Hatshepsut's innovative construction projects...


Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Stephane Rossini
0486260135
June 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Clear, easy-to-follow text tells absolute beginners how to transcribe hieroglyphs by presenting and explaining 134 phonetic elements. Included are an explanatory introduction, section on word analysis, newly enlarged pronunciation guide, tables of phonetic and figurative (or determinative) signs, and much more. Unusually large, clear illustrations.


Memoirs of Cleopatra
Margaret George
0312187459
May 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Cleopatra has captivated generations, and this huge novel will ensure additional adulation. Beginning with a memory at age three of witnessing her mother's death and ending with her own suicide, Cleopatra tells her story. Both the telling and the tale are exceptional. George (Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, St. Martin's, 1992) combines history and legend with her own imagination to produce a fascinating portrait. Strangely, some of the more implausible events, such as Cleopatra's being hidden in a rug and taken to Caesar, are fact, not fiction. The graceful use of the language and the intense action make for compelling reading. Success is guaranteed: book club rights have been sold to the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club, and miniseries rights have been sold to Hallmark Productions. For most...


Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World
Wendy Buonaventura
1566563003
February 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A study of the history of the Middle Eastern solo woman's dance. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
"I think it is the most eloquent of female dances, with its haunting lyricism, its fire, its endlessly shifting kaleidoscope of sensual movement." With these words, Wendy Buonaventura explains her own fascination with Arabic dance. Her book is a unique celebration of the female dancers of the Arab world, and their impact on the West. She explains the origins of this ancient art, which has survived in the face of commercialism, religious disapproval and changing times. Focusing on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, she shows how Arabic dance came to be...


The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt
Emily Sands
0763629324
October 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9–This oversized novelty book has a gold cover with red, plastic, "jewel" inlays to add to the drama. Written as an amateur Egyptologist's travel journal from 1926, each spread covers a distinct area of antiquity and is mainly factual in content, except for the author's chatty asides. The type resembles that of an old manual typewriter and the photos, reproductions, and sketches make the journal seem more realistic. There are papyrus pull-outs, pop-up art, minibooks, and fold-out maps and an envelope in the back with period postcards, ticket stubs, etc. Libraries will find the book useful for teaching journal writing, but difficult to keep together.–Carol Wichman, formerly at Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, OH Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc....


Fun with Egyptian Symbols Stencils
Ellen Harper
0486431096
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Decorative images of the vulture and cobra goddesses, scarab beetle, eye of Horus, the falcon god, and Amun-ra, symbolized by a ram with horns.


History of Interior Design and Furniture : From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe
Robbie G. Blakemore
0471286761
January 1, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is the only current publication of a dedicated history of interiors and furniture. For designers who need stylistic information regarding historic periods, this book is very well organized and thorough. For students, this book offers the possibility of owning a history text without purchasing a general text that makes history only a small part of the information. —Marianne Beecher, Assistant Professor, Iowa State Robbie Blakemore has undertaken a monumental and ambitious project. She has accomplished her goal with zeal and good organization, along with excellent research and scholarship. —Joseph Braswell, Interior Designer, New York City

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History of Interior Design Furniture From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe by Robbie G....

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