Archaeology and Ancient Egypt
English edition  
October  2005
256 pp.
535 illus. incl. 173 color 
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19X25.5 cm
$29.95
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ISBN 9789774248498
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The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

Richard H. Wilkinson

A comprehensive guide to the temples of the pharaohs

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. This book 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. With maps, plans, factfiles, and specially commissioned reconstructions, The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt is both an authoritative sourcebook and a revealing guide for everyone fascinated by the eternal mysteries of ancient Egypt. Also available: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt The Complete Pyramids The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt The Complete Tutankhamun The Complete Valley of the Kings
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Richard H. Wilkinson is director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition and has been engaged in excavation and research in Egypt for many years. He is the author of a number of books, including (with Nicholas Reeves) The Complete Valley of the Kings (AUC Press, 1996) and The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2003).

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