Threat to Ancient Egyptian Treasures

Threat to Ancient Egyptian Treasures

Ancient Egypt has always fascinated people.

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane

ISBN: 9781545749753

Category: History

Page: 32

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Ancient Egypt has always fascinated people. Pyramids from that civilization still tower hundreds of feet into the air. Museums featuring mummies attract large crowds. Countless numbers of tourists flock to Egypt to view historical sites that date back thousands of years. These historical sites are in danger today. Some of the reasons are natural. For example, sandstorms rip across the desert, acting like sandpaper on the stone monuments. Others, such as air pollution and flooding, are the result of human activity. People have also broken into the ancient sites and stolen the treasures inside. Many people are concerned about losing these ancient treasures. Find out what they are doing to stamp out the dangers that threaten the priceless reminders of Egypt's glorious past.
Categories: History

Secrets of Egyptian Treasures

Secrets of Egyptian Treasures

Items accompanying the book include a miniature tin mummy case, a stencil with hieroglyphic symbols and letters, a plastic pharaoh's head, an Egyptian mask, and an Egyptian-style necklace.

Author: Inc. Barron's Educational Series

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 0764196677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 585

This enjoyable and educational activity kit takes boys and girls on an imaginary quest to uncover mysteries buried in an ancient Egyptian tomb. A 32-page color-illustrated book guides kids on their journey to the Valley of the Kings, a famous Egyptian archaeological site where many pharaohs' tombs are located. They find a hidden tomb entrance, go down into the burial chamber, and find a room filled with ancient treasures and a sarcophagus that holds a mummified pharaoh. Items accompanying the book include a miniature tin mummy case, a stencil with hieroglyphic symbols and letters, a plastic pharaoh's head, an Egyptian mask, and an Egyptian-style necklace. Here are the ingredients for an imaginary adventure that also introduces children to the fascinating charms and mysteries of ancient Egypt's civilization as it existed more than 3,000 years ago.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

To Live Forever

To Live Forever

This brand new book draws on important ancient Egyptian monuments from the superb collection of the Brooklyn Museum to illustrate Egyptian strategies for defeating death and living forever.

Author: Brooklyn Museum

Publisher: D Giles Limited

ISBN: 1904832520

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

View: 588

This new book draws on important ancient Egyptian monuments from the superb collection of the Brooklyn Museum to illustrate Egyptian strategies for defeating death and living forever. The book answers the questions at the core of the public's fascination with ancient Egypt, and explains the their beliefs about death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral, and the different types of tombs. At the same time, curator Edward Bleiberg offers a fresh take on the subject by addressing the practical and economic considerations an ordinary ancient Egyptian faced when preparing for the next life.
Categories: Architecture

Egyptian Treasures

Egyptian Treasures

WHAT IS TREASURE? Ancient Egypt's treasures help us look deep into the past.
Each treasure is part of a puzzle that builds a picture of people's lives. Most
treasures are artefacts, which are objects that people have made from many
different ...

Author: Catherine Chambers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408112984

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 572

From secret tunnels to the temples of the dead: discover the hidden treasures of Ancient Egypt!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt

A sumptuous look at rarely seen art and antiquities from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other archaeological sites accompanies the thrilling stories of their discoveries.

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: UCSC:32106017285302

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 376

A sumptuous look at rarely seen art and antiquities from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other archaeological sites accompanies the thrilling stories of their discoveries.
Categories: Social Science

Hidden Treasures of the Egyptian Museum

Hidden Treasures of the Egyptian Museum

This handsome book will serve as a prized memento for visitors to the exhibition and as a window onto it for Egyptophiles everywhere.

Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774247787

Category: History

Page: 82

View: 488

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the greatest repository of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world, receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. But many of its treasures, long kept in basement storerooms or in magazines at archaeological sites around the country, or recently discovered at ongoing excavations, have never been seen by the general public. To celebrate the centenary of the Museum, many of these unknown pieces of exquisite beauty or great historical importance--and often both--have been brought out of the darkness to form a unique exhibition in a very appropriate setting: a converted section of the great basement storerooms of the Museum. With some 250 artifacts from the earliest beginnings of pharaonic culture to its latest flowerings, the exhibition spans the whole of ancient Egyptian history, and the one hundred masterpieces beautifully photographed for this volume represent the whole range of the exhibition: the Predynastic Period, the Old Kingdom, the First Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom, the Second Intermediate Period, the New Kingdom, the Third Intermediate Period, and the Late Period. This handsome book will serve as a prized memento for visitors to the exhibition and as a window onto it for Egyptophiles everywhere.
Categories: History

The Adventure of the Egyptian Treasures

The Adventure of the Egyptian Treasures

Sherlock Holmes is on the case!

Author: Mark Bennett

Publisher: Cricket Media

ISBN: 9781642622812

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 11

View: 524

Sherlock Holmes is on the case! A crime is committed at the British Museum, and Holmes must use his famous detective deduction skills and work together with John Watson to parse out the clues and find the culprit. When surprise guest H.G. Wells makes an appearance, however, everything Holmes knows to be true is thrown into question!
Categories: JUVENILE FICTION

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Have you ever heard of hieroglyphics?

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 9781541507999

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 113

Have you ever heard of hieroglyphics? Do you know what a mummy is? All these things came from ancient Egypt. More than four thousand years ago, the ancient Egyptians created tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Egyptians lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Treasures of Tutankhamun and the Egyptian Museum of Cairo

Treasures of Tutankhamun and the Egyptian Museum of Cairo

Presents the splendor of Ancient Egypt, from it's earliest period through the decline of the age of the Pharaohs with pictures and short texts.

Author: Alessia Amenta

Publisher: White Star Editions

ISBN: 8854008508

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 937

Presents the splendor of Ancient Egypt, from it's earliest period through the decline of the age of the Pharaohs with pictures and short texts.
Categories: History

Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

An in-depth study of artifacts in the Mathạf al-Misṛī (known in America as the the Egyptian Museum in Cairo).

Author: Francesco Tiradritti

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810932760

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 492

An in-depth study of artifacts in the Mathạf al-Misṛī (known in America as the the Egyptian Museum in Cairo).
Categories: Art

Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Treasures of Ancient Egypt

This book provides a wealth of information about the riches of the ancient Egyptian world, from the mask of Tutankhamun to the Great Pyramids.

Author: Catherine Chambers

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 1905704518

Category: Art, Egyptian

Page: 176

View: 543

This text celebrates the artistic and architectural wonders of ancient Egypt, including writing, jewellery, paintings and monuments. It provides information on the riches of the ancient Egyptian world, from the mask of Tutankhamun to the Great Pyramids.
Categories: Art, Egyptian

Pharaohs

Pharaohs

Produced for an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, this catalogue features thirty masterpieces of Egyptian art from the collections of the Musee de Louvre.

Author: Lawrence Michael Berman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195212355

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 529

Produced for an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, this catalogue features thirty masterpieces of Egyptian art from the collections of the Musee de Louvre.
Categories: Fiction

Jewels of the Nile

Jewels of the Nile

This strikingly illustrated book introduces the reader to the collection of an early 20th century Boston couple with a passion for ancient Egypt.

Author: Peter Lacovara

Publisher: Giles

ISBN: 1911282794

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 216

View: 297

This book introduces the reader to the collecting activities of a late 19th-early 20th century Bostonian couple with a passion for ancient Egypt. The collectors, Laura and Kingsmill Marrs, were guided in their acquisitions by Howard Carter, an archaeologist who would later achieve world-wide recognition for his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun (1922). Under his guidance, the Marrs' purchased an outstanding selection of scarabs, amulets, jewelry, and cosmetic-related articles, including rare blue-toned stone vessels. They also acquired a group of Carter's watercolor renditions of important Egyptian sites and royal figures. These artifacts, as well as objects from Worcester's stellar collection of Egyptian antiquities, will be included in the publication. The publication will also include several essays on the Marrs', the amulets and jewelry that form their collection, and the extensive analyses and conservation recently afforded the material.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Mummies Tombs and Treasure

Mummies  Tombs  and Treasure

A fascinating and thorough account of the Egyptian process of mummification and efforts to safeguard places of burial against thieves. "An impressively researched and invitingly written volume." -- Booklist, starred review

Author: Lila Perl

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395547962

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 165

A fascinating and thorough account of the Egyptian process of mummification and efforts to safeguard places of burial against thieves. "An impressively researched and invitingly written volume." -- Booklist, starred review
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ancient Treasures

Ancient Treasures

These luxurious, full-color photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer Araldo De Luca, taken from the outstanding book Treasures of the Egyptian Museum, feature regal sculptures of kings, queens, and goddesses as well as ...

Author: Araldo De Luca

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774247825

Category: Art

Page: 10

View: 957

This stunning new portfolio contains ten superb photographs of some of the most important treasures of ancient Egypt, on high-quality paper and suitable for framing. These luxurious, full-color photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer Araldo De Luca, taken from the outstanding book Treasures of the Egyptian Museum, feature regal sculptures of kings, queens, and goddesses as well as exquisite jewels from New Kingdom rulers, encapsulating the glory of the Egyptian Museum's outstanding collections.
Categories: Art

Treasures of the Egyptian Museum Cairo

Treasures of the Egyptian Museum  Cairo

The grandeur of ancient Egypt is captured and displayed in full-color reproductions of one hundred thirty-five of the museum's most important and memorable artworks, including objects from the tomb of Tutankhamen

Author: Sergio Donadoni

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:69019066

Category:

Page: 169

View: 433

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After the Pharaohs

After the Pharaohs

Author: László Török

Publisher: Art Stock Books Limited

ISBN: UCSD:31822035677806

Category: Art

Page: 278

View: 993

Categories: Art

Tomb Treasures of the Late Middle Kingdom

Tomb Treasures of the Late Middle Kingdom

The late Middle Kingdom in ancient Egypt, c. 1850 to 1700 BCE, is exceptionally
rich in undisturbed burials of women. These tombs are of- ten lavishly equipped
with jewelry of the highest quality. Much of this jewelry has been regularly ...

Author: Wolfram Grajetzki

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812245677

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 177

With detailed illustrations and archival images, Egyptologist Wolfram Grajetzki describes and compares the opulent tombs of eminent and royal women from the late Middle Kingdom, shedding new light on how the gendered and social identities of these women were viewed in the court and preserved in the grave.
Categories: History

Treasures Of Egyptian Mythology

Treasures Of Egyptian Mythology

Finally, if you have enjoyed these treasured tales of Egyptian mythology, don't forget to explore the other fantastic realms of mythological magic in this series of books: Treasures of Egyptian Mythology, Treasures of Norse Mythology, ...

Author: Austin D. Kaplan

Publisher:

ISBN: 169049560X

Category:

Page: 144

View: 645

Open Up Your Egyptian Treasure Box! Enter a world where gods and goddesses bring about the most mysterious of worlds, where a lasting kingdom is formed and a legendary empire follows; where myths are told that echo throughout centuries and beyond: The treasure that is Egyptian mythology is an undeniable pleasure to read. Explore another world of ancient times, never to be forgotten. The motifs of the famous Egyptian tales are similar to that of many other mythologies: Magic is a handy way to explain the extraordinary; the heroes are larger-than-life, as they are quite literally the gods that bring about the nature of the universe; harrowing journeys are undertaken; the underworld is as real as this world, and the afterlife must be carefully prepared for; battles are fought and empires are forged. The Egyptians were one of the most successful empires in history, and their legacy survives because their traditions and texts were preserved in the most elaborate tombs created by civilization. We can see the Egyptian evolution from warring tribes, to a unified kingdom, to a triumphant and long-lasting empire through the thread of their treasure trove of myths and tales. This book can take you through that journey, beginning with an overview of the Egyptian peoples and cultures, and into an understanding of their pantheon of gods and goddesses, to beautiful and haunting tales of creation and ritual, and into a glimpse into who these peoples actually were via the stories they held dear. Some specific elements you will encounter: Some of the main gods of the Egyptian pantheon, with all their quirks and foibles The beauty of the devotion of Isis to the tragic god Osiris and their son Horus The lasting devotion to animal heroes--from Anubis the Jackal to Bastet the Cat One of the most complex and fascinating stories of Creation--Maat and Time The everlasting brilliance of the ultimate Sun God, Ra The making of the pharaohs--from kings to divine beings Mystical ritual and unending cycle of life--from Osiris to the Book of the Dead The devotion to death and the devourers of light The unfailing devotion in all daily life to the preservation of balance and harmony A glimpse into all of the myriad ways that Egyptian culture and its mythology still yet influence our world today Egyptian mythology is diverse and fascinating, offering us an insight into how ancient people believed and lived, what they valued and vilified, and how they existed and thrived. Finally, if you have enjoyed these treasured tales of Egyptian mythology, don't forget to explore the other fantastic realms of mythological magic in this series of books: Treasures of Egyptian Mythology, Treasures of Norse Mythology, Treasures of Roman Mythology, and Treasures of Greek Mythology. You will find yourself in awe of the sweeping scope of history and culture represented by these mythological traditions, as well as have a better understanding of how we continually make and re-make these myths for our own times. That's the fabulous thing about myths: They never truly die.
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