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.

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.

Secrets From The Sand

My Search For Egypt's Past

Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810945425

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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A personal tour of the fascinating Egyptian sites excavated over the last 33 years by Egypt's leading archaeologist, the discoverer of the Valley of the Golden Mummies, who was recently named to the top antiquities job in Egypt.

Mountains of the Pharaohs

The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385503051

Category: History

Page: 213

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A leading archaeologist interweaves family history and the latest archaeological data into the story of the construction of the great pyramids of Giza, the saga of the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom, and the advanced civilization that spawned the engineering expertise and architectural artistry that existed during the time. 35,000 first printing.

Valley of the Golden Mummies

Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 9780448428178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents an introduction to mummies in the form of a school report written by a young boy after a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Egyptian Wall Painting

Author: N.A

Publisher: Abbeville Press


Category: Art

Page: 391

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Egyptian Wall Painting focuses on two-dimensional depictions in ancient Egypt, examining them as part of an elaborate code designed to maintain the so-called Maat - or Cosmic Order, Truth-Justice, and Universal Harmony - and thus integral to Egyptian lives and beliefs. It conducts this study through two different lenses: that of Western rational analysis, with its emphasis on methods and techniques, and that of ancient Egyptian spirituality, which these complex works have handed down to our own time. Illustrated with 350 color plates, including numerous full-page details printed on a special matte paper designed to simulate the feel of the stuccoed limestone on which the original images were painted, Egyptian Wall Painting illuminates an art, language, and culture of extraordinary richness. The definitive treatment of its subject, it is sure to appeal to art historians, Egyptologists, linguist, and connoisseurs interested in one of history's most complex and influential civilizations.


The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World

Author: Sharon Waxman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429960434

Category: Art

Page: 432

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A journey across four continents to the heart of the conflict over who should own the great works of ancient art Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why are so many Etruscan masterworks in America? For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but in recent years, the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court, prosecuting curators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects. Where do these treasures rightly belong? Sharon Waxman, a former culture reporter for The New York Times and a longtime foreign correspondent, brings us inside this high-stakes conflict, examining the implications for the preservation of the objects themselves and for how we understand our shared cultural heritage. Her journey takes readers from the great cities of Europe and America to Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, as these countries face down the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She also introduces a cast of determined and implacable characters whose battles may strip these museums of some of their most cherished treasures. For readers who are fascinated by antiquity, who love to frequent museums, and who believe in the value of cultural exchange, Loot opens a new window on an enduring conflict.

The Treasures of the Pyramids

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788880952336

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Punto di contatto tra terra e cielo, tra umano e divino, le piramidi rispecchiano l’aspetto più appariscente della visione religiosa e metafisica della civiltà nilotica. Questo volume presenta tutte le principali piramidi e le grandi necropoli menfite del

Giza and the Pyramids

Author: Mark Lehner,Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500051894


Page: 560

View: 7349

For more than 4,000 years the pyramids of Giza have stood like giant question marks that have intrigued and endlessly fascinated people. Who exactly built them? When? Why? And how did they create these colossal structures? But the pyramids are not a complete mystery - the stones, the hieroglyphs, the landscape and even the layers of sand and debris hold stories for us to read. Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, with over four decades of involvement with Giza, provide their unique and personal insight into the site, bringing together all the information and evidence to create a record unparalleled in its detail and scope. The celebrated Great Pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops, is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing, but there is much more to Giza. We may think of the pyramids as rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, yet they were surrounded by temples, tombs, vast cemeteries and even teeming towns of the living. All are described in detail here and brought back to life, with hundreds of illustrations including detailed photographs of the monuments, excavations and objects, as well as plans, reconstructions and the latest images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans. Through the ages, Giza and the pyramids have inspired the most extraordinary speculations and wild theories, but here, finally, in this prestigious publication, is the full story as told by the evidence on the ground, by the leading authorities on the site.

Temple of the World

Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Author: Miroslav Verner

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774165632

Category: History

Page: 608

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Despite the prominence of ancient temples in the landscape of Egypt, books about them are surprisingly rare; this new and essential publication from a prominent Czech scholar answers the need for a study that goes beyond temple architecture to examine the spiritual, economic and political aspects of these specific institutions and the dominant roles they played. Miroslav Verner presents a deeper and more complex study of major ancient Egyptian religious centers, their principal temples, their rise and decline, their religious doctrines, cults, rituals, feasts, and mysteries. Also discussed are the various categories of priests, the organization of the priesthood, and its daily services and customs. Each chapter offers the reader essential and up-to-date information about temple complexes and the history of their archaeological exploration, in the context of the spiritual dimension and cultural legacy of ancient Egypt.

Curse of the Pharaohs

My Adventures with Mummies

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 9780792266655

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9165

Zahi A. Hawass, currently in charge of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, tells true stories of archaeology and Egypt's treasures.

Offerings to the Discerning Eye

An Egyptological Medley in Honor of Jack A. Josephson

Author: Sue D'Auria

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004178740

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 5957

Egyptologist Jack A. Josephson, a writer and researcher in the tradition of the gentleman scholar, has achieved broad recognition as an authority in Egyptian art history. His lucid investigative analyses have probed and redefined the limits of inquiry, expanded research parameters, and broadened perspectives, emphasizing the undeniable contributions of art history in an intra-disciplinary framework. This volume of collected essays is dedicated to Josephson by distinguished friends and colleagues, a select roster including eminent, established scholars in the field of Egyptology and rising stars of the younger generation. Josephson views Egyptian art history as a critical but neglected area of study, and is a strong proponent of its reinstatement in the academic curriculum as an essential component in the formation of new cadres. The quality of the articles in this Egyptological medley is a tribute to the honoree and an affirmation of the esteem of his peers, while the range of subjects and variety of themes addressed reflect the degree to which he has, in his own scholarship, undertaken to implement his ideal.

Ancient Persia in Western History

Hellenism and the Representation of the Achaemenid Empire

Author: Sasan Samei

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780764804

Category: History

Page: 320

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Ancient Persia in Western History is a measured rejoinder to the dominant narrative that considers the Graeco-Persian Wars to be merely the first round of an oft-repeated battle between the despotic 'East' and the broadly enlightened 'West'. Sasan Samiei analyses the historiography which has skewed our understanding of this crucial era - contrasting the work of Edward Gibbon and Goethe, which venerated Classicism and Hellenistic history, with later writers such as John Linton Myres. Finally, Samiei explores the cross-cultural encounters which constituted the Achaemenid period itself, and repositions it as essential to the history of Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Giza and the Pyramids

The Definitive History

Author: Mark Lehner,Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226425696

Category: Art

Page: 560

View: 8364

This book is the most thorough and up-to-date report ever written about the ancient site of Giza. Authors Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, with more than four decades of collective involvement with Giza, here provide their unique insights into the site, bringing together a massive amount of information and evidence to make this book a record unparalleled in detail and scope. We may think of the pyramids as rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, yet they were originally surrounded by temples, tombs, vast cemeteries, and teeming towns of the living. All are brought to life in vivid detail with hundreds of illustrations, including detailed photographs of the monuments, excavations, and objects as well as plans, reconstructions, and the latest images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans.

Discovering Tutankhamun

From Howard Carter to DNA

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774166372

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 8251

Penned by a scholar who was personally involved in research into the enigmatic young pharaoh, this fully illustrated study reviews our knowledge about the life, death, and burial of Tutankhamun. Zahi Hawass places the king in the broader context of Egyptian history, unravelling the intricate and much debated relationship between various members of the royal family, and the circumstances surrounding the turbulent Amarna period.

King Tutankhamun

The Treasures of the Tomb

Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293904


Page: 296

View: 1875

The ultimate book on King Tut and his tomb--the most exciting archaeological find the world has ever known--now in a compact edition