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The complete temples of ancient Egypt /

Richard H. Wilkinson.

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Author: Wilkinson, Richard H.
Published: [London] : Thames & Hudson Ltd, [2017]
Edition: First paperback edition.
Topics: Temples - Egypt - History. | Temples - Egypt - Design and construction.
Regions: Egypt - Antiquities. | Egypt - Religion - 332 B.C.-640 A.D.
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Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-250) and index.
ISBN: 9780500283967
Copyright: ©2000
Summary: The temples of ancient Egypt include the largest and some of the most impressive religious monuments the world has ever known. Mansions of the gods, models of Egypt and of the universe, focal points for worship, great treasure houses and islands of order in a cosmic ocean of chaos - the temples were all these things and more. Richard Wilkinson traces their development from the earliest times, looking at every aspect of their construction, decoration, symbolism and function. From the Delta to Nubia, all of Egypt's surviving temples - ranging from the gargantuan temple of Amun at Karnak, to minuscule shrines such as the oasis Oracle of Siwa, where Alexander went to hear himself proclaimed god - are discussed and illustrated here.
Notes: First published in 2000 in hardcover in the United States of America by Thames & Hudson, New York.
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More Details for: The complete temples of ancient Egypt