The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo

Author: Bernard O'Kane

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774163389

Category: Art

Page: 379

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A full-color guide to one of Egypt's leading museums. The Museum of Islamic Art, established in Cairo in 1881, houses one of the world's richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic world. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through one of Egypt's most fascinating museums. Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the aesthetic and historic importance of the museum's main works on display, including metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. Also included are sections on two other small but important Cairo museums: the Islamic Ceramics Museum and the Islamic Textiles Museum. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture, and lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs, this is the definitive guide to Egypt's great collections of Islamic art.

The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Meuseum and Churches of Old Cairo

Author: Gawdat Gabra,Marianne Eaton-Krauss

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 297

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The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Museum is the official guide to the newly renovated Coptic Museum, home to the world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic Christian artifacts from two millennia. The book is fully illustrated with color photographs of over 130 objects; includes an introduction to the history of Coptic Christianity, a chronology, and floor plans of the Museum; describes and explains the aesthetic and religious importance of the works on display; and guides the visitor around the neighboring Coptic churches of Old Cairo.

Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass

Collector's Edition

Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163647

Category: History

Page: 299

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Here for the first time is the world's best-known Egyptologist's personal introduction to the unmissable highlights of the Museum--Zahi Hawass's own selection of his favorite 200 exhibits. For each piece, he gives some background to its discovery and significance, and describes what it means for him in terms of the art or the history of ancient Egypt, and why it strikes a personal chord.

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Author: Abeer El-Shahawy,Matḥaf al-Miṣrī

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789771721833

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Cairo’s Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and another 30,000 are held in storerooms. This book carries full-color illustrations of many of the masterpieces of ancient art in the museum from the decorated vases, flint knives, and palettes of the predynastic period, through the magnificent artifacts of the pharaonic period, to the beautiful tempera portraits of the Roman period.

The Illustrated Guide to the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan

With the Luxor Mummification Museum and the Kom Ombo Crocodile Museum

Author: Janice Kamrin

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163449

Category: Art

Page: 308

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A full-color guide to the most spectacular museums of Upper Egypt. Through its beautifully designed display of carefully selected masterpieces found in the area of ancient Thebes, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art illuminates the golden age of pharaonic Egypt. The Nubia Museum in Aswan houses artifacts illustrating the rich heritage and history of Nubia, from the prehistoric era to modern times. Richly illustrated with spectacular color photographs, this book informs the reader about the cultures that created the objects on display in both museums, with detailed descriptions of selected pieces. Also included are brief overviews of two other museums in the south of Egypt: the Mummification Museum in Luxor and the Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo.

The Ancient Egypt Guide

Author: William J. Murnane

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9781566568586

Category: History

Page: 417

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Talks about the land, people, government, cities and burial customs of ancient Egypt, and offers a detailed description of tombs, temples, monuments and ruins, along with practical travel information.

The Egyptian Book of Living & Dying

The Illustrated Guide to Ancient Egyptian Wisdom

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1844838056

Category: History

Page: 144

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In addition to their astonishing legacy of artifacts and burial sites, the ancient Egyptians also produced a rich body of writing about the quest for immortality. The Egyptian Book of Living and Dying traces humankind's progress from birth to death to the mysterious realm of the afterlife, with this mortal cycle set against the eternal backdrop of the cosmos: the gods, the movement of the sun, the symbolism of the stars, and the great battles of Horus and Seth. In particular, the Book of the Dead emphasizes the hazardous voyage of the soul as it makes its way through the Underworld in search of the eternal paradise. This illuminating work will help bring readers one step closer to the spirit of the ancient Egyptians.

Egypt

A Short History

Author: Robert L. Tignor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691153078

Category: History

Page: 371

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This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of this vibrant and fascinating country, one that has played a central role in world history for millennia--and that continues to do so today. Respected historian Robert Tignor, who has lived in Egypt at different times over the course of five decades, covers all the major eras of the country's ancient, modern, and recent history. A cradle of civilization, ancient Egypt developed a unique and influential culture that featured a centralized monarchy, sophisticated art and technology, and monumental architecture in the form of pyramids and temples. But the great age of the pharaohs is just the beginning of the story and Egypt: A Short History also gives a rich account of the tumultuous history that followed--from Greek and Roman conquests, the rise of Christianity, Arab-Muslim triumph, and Egypt's incorporation into powerful Islamic empires to Napoleon's 1798 invasion, the country's absorption into the British Empire, and modern, postcolonial Egypt under Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak. This book provides an indispensable key to Egypt in all its layers--ancient and modern, Greek and Roman, and Christian and Islamic. In a new afterword the author analyzes the recent unrest in Egypt and weighs in on what the country might look like after Mubarak.

Ancient Egypt

Author: David P. Silverman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195219524

Category: History

Page: 256

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A collection of essays based on the latest historical research and archeological discoveries surveys the culture and religion of ancient Egypt.

Highlights of the Egyptian Museum

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774164385

Category: Art

Page: 69

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The ideal souvenir or gift from a visit to the great storehouse of antiquity. Cairo's Egyptian Museum, one of the greatest storehouses of ancient art and artifacts in the world, is at the top of the agenda for millions of visitors to Egypt every year. People come to see the fabulous gold treasures of King Tutankhamun, the monumental royal statuary, the elaborately painted coffins and funerary masks, the model houses, ships, and armies, the tools, furnishings, and games of everyday life, and all the other paraphernalia of three thousand years of ancient Egyptian civilization. But what to take home from all this? How to remember the highlights of a visit to such a wonderful house of treasure? Here in this light and compact book, Egyptologist extraordinaire Zahi Hawass has collected the very gems of the Museum, illustrated in full color and succinctly described-more than thirty significant objects that stand out in the memory, making the perfect souvenir of one of the world's truly great museums.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cairo & The Nile

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465418717

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo and the Nile will lead you straight to the very best this area has to offer. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, cafes, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best arts and culture, this guide is the perfect companion. Now available in ePub format.

The Treasures of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings

Author: Kent R. Weeks

Publisher: White Star Publishers

ISBN: 9788854400337

Category: Art

Page: 563

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Here is a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the vast and stunning collection of art and antiquities found in Egypt's archaeological paradise, the Valley of the Kings. The Tomb of Tutankhamun and its contents are featured prominently, as are the temples of Luxor and Karnak, the dromos, the Luxor Museum, the Chapel of Achoris, the Valley of Asasif, the Ramesseum, the Valley of the Queens, and the Colossi of Memnon. Dendera, Esna, Abydos Edfu, and Korn Ombo-all peripheral locations to the major sites-are included because their state of preservation makes them especially interesting for visitors and scholars. Weeks has spent his career documenting the regions and infuses this guide with a level of clarity and detail not previously achieved in a handbook.

The Mosques of Egypt

Author: Bernard O'Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789774167324

Category: Architecture

Page: 359

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Less than ten years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the new religion of Islam arrived in Egypt with the army of Amr ibn al-As in AD 641. Amr immediately established his capital at al-Fustat, just south of modern Cairo, and there he built Africa's first mosque, one still in regular use today. Since then, governors, caliphs, sultans, amirs, beys, pashas, among others, have built mosques, madrasas, and mausoleums throughout Egypt in a changing sequence of Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk, Ottoman, and modern styles. In this fully color-illustrated, large-format volume, a leading historian of Islamic art and culture celebrates the great variety of Egypt's mosques and related religious buildings, from the early congregational mosques, through the medieval mausoleum-madrasas, to the neighborhood mosques of the Ottoman and modern periods. With outstanding architectural photography and authoritative descriptive texts, this book will be valued as the finest on the subject by scholars and general readers alike. Covers more than 80 of the country's most historic mosques, with more than 300 color photographs, in 400 pages.

Royal mummies in the Egyptian museum

Author: Salima Ikram

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774244315

Category: History

Page: 58

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The royal mummies loom large in the consciousness of all Egyptologists: Alone amongst those who study the ancient world, we have the very physical remains of the kings whom we study. To read, for example, of the exploits of Thutmose III three millennia ago, and then to look upon the face of the man himself is a profoundly moving experience. This book is intended to present a basic summary of what is today known of the royal mummies housed in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, and the lives of their owners. Two mummies, both still in the Valley of the Kings, are also included in this list. We also discuss briefly how the bodies reached their final resting place, and how mummification developed over the centuries.