Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

ISBN-10: 0500051003
ISBN-13: 9780500051009
Edition: 2000
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Description: This illustrated comprehensive survey of all Egypt's temples, from the famous, such as Luxor and Karnak, to the less known ones of the Delta, covers all aspects of the temples - why they were built, how they were built and how they functioned.

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

This illustrated comprehensive survey of all Egypt's temples, from the famous, such as Luxor and Karnak, to the less known ones of the Delta, covers all aspects of the temples - why they were built, how they were built and how they functioned.

Introduction: Temple, Land and Cosmos
Map
Chronology of the Temple Builders
Houses of Eternity: Development, Glory and Decline
Temple Origins
Old and Middle Kingdom Development
New Kingdom Temples
A Glorious Decline
Early Travellers and Modern Rediscovery
Buildings Fit for Gods: Construction, Growth and Change
Selecting the Sacred Space
Rituals of Foundation
Building the 'God's House'
Decorating the Temple
Growth, Enhancement and Change
Worlds Within Worlds: The Parts of the Temple and their Meaning
The Temple Entrance
The Outer Courts
The Inner Halls and Sanctuaries
Other Temple Structures
Temple Symbolism
Between Heaven and Earth The Religious Functions of the Temple:
The Egyptian Gods and their Gults
The Role of the King
Priests and Temple Personnel
Temple Feasts and Festivals
Temples of Gods and Kings: A Journey up the Nile
From the Mediterranean to Memphis
From Memphis to Asyut
From Asyut to Thebes
Karnak and Luxor
Western Thebes
From Thebes to Aswan
From Aswan to Gebel Barkal
Oases and Outposts
Epilogue: Exploration and Conservation Today
Visiting the Temples
Further Reading
Illustration Credits
Acknowledgments
Index

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