Protecting Pharaoh s Treasures

Author: Wafaa El Saddik
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1617977853
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Growing up in Egypt's Nile Delta, Wafaa El Saddik was fascinated by the magnificent pharaonic monuments from an early age, and as a student she dreamed of conducting excavations herself and working in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. At a time when Egyptology was dominated by men, especially those with close connections to the regime, she was determined to succeed, and secured grants to study in Boston, London, and Vienna, eventually becoming the first female general director of the country's most prestigious museum. She launched the first general inventory of the museum's cellars in its more than hundred-year history, in the process discovering long-forgotten treasures, as well as confronting corruption and nepotism in the antiquities administration. In this very personal memoir, she looks back at the history of her country and asks, What happened to Egypt? Where did Nasser's bright new beginning go wrong? Why did Sadat fail to bring peace? Why did the Egyptians allow themselves to be so corrupted by Mubarak? And why was the Muslim Brotherhood able to achieve power? But her first concern remains: How can the ancient legacy of her country truly be protected?

Treasures of the Pharaohs

Author: Delia Pemberton
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 9781844833085
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Known to the Egyptians as The Sceptre, Thebes was Egypt's most magnificent and sacred city for more than a thousand years. It was famed throughout the ancient world for its wealth of monuments and treasures, and its shrines, palaces and royal tombs continue to astound us today - from the great temples of Karnak and Luxor to the riches of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Treasures of the Pharaohs presents, in stunning photographs, a vivid picture of this great city and its treasures - from its origins as a strategic provincial town to its pinnacle in the New Kingdom as the seat of Egypt's empire. The book looks at the reign of each pharaoh in turn and examines his or her contribution to the city's treasures and monuments, including the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and those of associated queens, courtiers and officials. The authoritative commentary sets the glories of ancient Thebes in their geographical, historical and artistic context, and includes the latest research into mysteries such as the lost temple of Akhenaten and the tomb of the sons of Ramesses II.

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Author: Elizabeth Payne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307813991
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For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt’s people, its pharaohs, and its golden days. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Omm Sety s Egypt

Author: Hanny El Zeini
Publisher: St Lynns Press
ISBN: 9780976763130
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Revelations in Egyptology, based on the diaries of Dorothy Eady, better known as Omm Sety.

Ancient Lives

Author: John Romer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781854799272
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More than 3000 years ago, a village was established at Thebes, on the west bank of the Nile, to house the workers who created the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. This book relates their quarrels and rivalries, sickness and health, marriages and deaths, and the effects of flood, pillage and war.

Egypt of the pharaohs

Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
ISBN:
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A 6,000-year history of ancient Egypt explores the daily life and dynastic intrigue surrounding the pharaohs, relating the latest archaeological findings and the contributions of generations of explorers.

The Pharaoh

Author: Garry J. Shaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500051740
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"How did someone become pharaoh? -- What did a pharaoh do each day? -- Did the pharaoh personally lead his army into battle? -- How influential was the Great Royal Wife? -- How was a pharaoh embalmed and buried? -- Who was the last pharaoh (and it wasn't Cleopatra)?"--jkt.

Treasure of Egypt

Author: Barbara Ivie Green
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615526768
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Treasure of EgyptHold on to your seat! This is a fast paced, action-packed romantic adventure. Journey to the land of the pharaohs in this lighthearted tale, where the search for lost treasure digs up more than a little danger.In the year 1863, a time when the whole world was seeking Egypt's secrets, an ancient map, leading to the greatest treasure known to man, resurfaces. As luck would have it, Lord Alecsian Brighton wins the mottled old scrap of parchment in one of London's most notorious gaming hells, along with its ominous curse. Despite the allure of treasure, Alec has no real interest in gallivanting across the Egyptian countryside in order to find it. He isn't even persuaded by his friend and cohort, Samuel's enthusiastic zeal. It is only his mother's escalating interest in his marital status that gives an extended vacation sudden appeal.The mysteries unfold as tantalizing clues sweep us across two continents, from wild runaway carriage rides, to action packed chase scenes through the streets of Alexandria. When our lost lords are captured by Bedouin tribesmen, Samuel barters for their freedom. It seems like the perfect solution... marrying Alec off to the Plague of Egypt... and that is only the beginning!This book explores the wonders of Egypt, where the mysteries hidden within the pyramids and temples which have tantalized us for two thousand years are finally revealed. Journey through ancient Egypt, explore a hidden tomb, experience the twelve hours of the Amduat, and discover the answer to one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world, the origins of the Sphinx, as well as several hieroglyphic symbols which have remained either misidentified or unknown altogether. . . . This book will not only amaze the world, but Egyptology will never be the same.But that's not all... there is more!Look for more exciting adventures from Barbara Ivie Green that explore the wonders of the ancient world.Coming Soon!Treasure of the Emerald Isle Includes sneak peek!

Lives of the Ancient Egyptians Pharaohs Queens Courtiers and Commoners

Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500771634
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100 biographies reveal the true character and diversity of the ancient world's greatest civilization The biographies included here give voice not only to ancient Egypt's rulers but also to the people who built the great monuments, staffed government offices, farmed, served in the temples, and fought to defend the country's borders. Spanning thousands of years of ancient Egyptian history, the book offers a fresh perspective on an always fascinating civilization through the lives of: The god-kings, from great rulers like Khufu and Ramesses II to less famous monarchs such as Amenemhat I and Osorkon Egypt's queens: the powerful Tiye, the beautiful Nefertiti, Tutankhamun's tragic child-bride Ankhesenamun, and the infamous Cleopatra The officials who served the pharaoh: the architect Imhotep who designed the first pyramid, the court dwarf Perniankhu, and the royal sculptor Bak Ordinary women who are often overlooked in official accounts: Hemira, a humble priestess from a provincial Delta town, and Naunakht, whose will reveals the trials and tribulations of family life Commoners and foreigners such as the irascible farmer Hekanakht, the serial criminal Paneb, and Urhiya, the mercenary who rose to the rank of general in the Egyptian army. Lives of the Ancient Egyptians offers remarkable insights into the history and culture of the Nile Valley and very personal glimpses of a vanished world. Note: The ebook edition includes the complete text of the printed book without illustrations

Egyptology The Missing Millennium

Author: Okasha El Daly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315429756
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Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Islamic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslims/Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand years in the history of Egyptology, from the Moslem annexation of Egypt in the seventh century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Moslem writers, as it is usually Islam which incurs blame for cutting Egyptians off from their ancient heritage, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. Using sources as diverse as the accounts of travelers and treasure hunters to books on alchemy, the author shows that the interest in ancient Egyptian scripts continued beyond classical writers, and describes attempts by medieval Arab scholars, mainly alchemists, to decipher the hieroglyph script. He further explores medieval Arab interest in Ancient Egypt, discussing the interpretations of the intact temples, as well as the Arab concept of Egyptian kingship and state administration—including a case study of Queen Cleopatra that shows how the Arabic romance of this queen differs significantly from Western views. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of archaeology, Islamic studies and Egyptology, as well as anyone with a general interest in Egyptian history.