The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

AUC Press

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Richard H. Wilkinson

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 chaosthe 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 Egypts surviving templesranging 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 godare 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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