The Thrones, Chairs, Stools, and Footstools from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Author: Marianne Eaton-Krauss

Publisher: Griffith Inst


Category: History

Page: 224

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This book publishes some of the most significant and frequently illustrated objects from Tutankhamun's tomb. His gold throne, which figured prominently in accounts of the tomb's discovery, and the less well-known inlaid ebony throne, have never left Egypt because they are too delicate to travel. The structure, decoration, and texts of these thrones and of two others are analysed. The rest of the book treats the remaining chairs, stools, and footstools found in the tomb. Notes on construction and scale drawings which the innovative German-English architect Walter Segal (1907-1985) made in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in 1935 provide the point of departure for the book. M. Eaton-Krauss supplements his records with comparative material and her own observations, as well as description and analysis of the decoration and presentation of the texts. Harry Burton's photographic record made during the clearance of the tomb is supplemented by photographs taken by Segal and by the author. Price approx.

The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings

Author: Kent Weeks

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Tombs

Page: 648

View: 363

The royal necropolis of New Kingdom Egypt, known as the Valley of the Kings (KV), is one of the most important--and celebrated--archaeological sites in the world. Located on the west bank of the Nile river, about three miles west of modern Luxor, the valley is home to more than sixty tombs, all dating to the second millennium BCE. The most famous of these is the tomb of Tutankhamun, first discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Other famous pharaoh's interred here include Hatshepsut, the only queen found in the valley, and Ramesses II, ancient Egypt's greatest ruler. Much has transpired in the study and exploration of the Valley of the Kings over the last few years. Several major discoveries have been made, notably the many-chambered KV5 (tomb of the sons of Ramesses II) and KV 63, a previously unknown tomb found in the heart of the valley. Many areas of the royal valley have been explored for the first time using new technologies, revealing ancient huts, shrines, and stelae. New studies of the DNA, filiation, cranio-facial reconstructions, and other aspects of the royal mummies have produced important and sometimes controversial results. The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings provides an up-to-date and thorough reference designed to fill a very real gap in the literature of Egyptology. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, and researchers with an interest in this key area of Egyptian archaeology. First, introductory chapters locate the Valley of the Kings in space and time. Subsequent chapters offer focused examinations of individual tombs: their construction, content, development, and significance. Finally, the book discusses the current status of ongoing issues of preservation and archaeology, such as conservation, tourism, and site management. In addition to recent work mentioned above, aerial imaging, remote sensing, studies of the tombs' architectural and decorative symbolism, problems of conservation site management, and studies of KV-related temples are just some of the aspects not covered in any other work on the Valley of the Kings. This volume promises to become the primary scholarly reference work on this important World Heritage Site.

Tutankhamun's Footwear

Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear

Author: André J. Veldmeijer

Publisher: Sidestone Press


Category: History

Page: 310

View: 509

The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. It took Carter and his team 10 years to clear the contents of the tomb and among the objects found was a large collection of shoes and sandals. The footwear is analysed here in detail for the first time since the discovery using Carter's records and Harry Burton's excellent photographs along with the author's analyses of the objects, all of which are housed in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo and the Luxor Museum. Several specialists contributed to the volume discussing the different materials (gold, vegetable fibre, birch bark, glass and faience, leather, gemstones) that were used in the footwear. Tutankhamun's footwear is compared with other finds in order to be able to put it in a broader context. The footwear from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuiu, the King's great-grandparents, are, therefore, analysed as well. In addition to the analysis, footwear in texts and two- and three-dimensional art is considered.

The S S E A Journal

Author: Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities



Category: Egypt


View: 956

فجر الضمير

Author: جيمس هنري برستد

Publisher: وكالة الصحافة العربية



Page: 677

View: 187

ليس من فبيل المبالغة القول أن خير كتاب أُخرج للناس في هذا العصر في اكتشاف الحضارات وعلم المصريات، هو كتاب «فجر الضمير» الذي وضعه الأستاذ «برستد» في عام ١٩٣٤، حيث يدلل على أن مصر أصل حضارة العالم ومهدها الأول؛ بل فيها شعر الإنسان لأول مرة بنداء الضمير، فنشأ الضمير الإنساني وترعرع، وبها تكونت الأخلاق النفسية. وقد تناول الكتاب تطور هذا الموضوع منذ أقدم العهود الإنسانية، إلى أن انطفأ قبس الحضارة في مصر حوالي عام ٥٢٥ ق م ، فمصر في نظره حسب الوثائق التاريخية التي وصلتنا عن العالم القديم إلى الآن، هي مهد حضارة العالم؛ وعن هذه الحضارة أخذ العبرانيون، ونقل الأوروبيون عن العبرانيين حضارتهم، وبذلك يكون الأستاذ «برستد» قد هدم بكتابه الخالد هذا، النظريات الراسخة في أذهان الكثيرين القائلة بأن الحضارة الأوروبية أخذت عن العبرانيين.

101 Sex Positions (Arabic)

Author: Miss Mona Rose

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 108

View: 306

This is a comprehensive book with complete pictures. It covers all sex positions a human can think of. All the sex positions have been explained with clear pictures and simple words. Just amaze your partner with the innovation and novelty in romance.

اثنا عشر عاما من العبودية

Author: سولمون نورثوب/-/-

Publisher: ktab INC.


Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 565

يكشف هذا النص كيف عاش نورثوب فى ظروف العبودية القاسية,وكابد المرض والجلد وتعرض لمحاولة شنق.ويصف الحياة اليومية للعبيد فى لويزيانا,ونظامهم الغذائى,وظروف حياتهم,والعلاقة بين السيد والعبد,وكيف كان مطاردو العبيد يلاحقون الفارين ويعيدونهم إلى نير العبودية.كما يوضح الظروف التى أحاطت باستعادته الحرية بعد سنوات العبودية الطويلة.