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Howard Carter

Author : T. G. H. James
ISBN : 184511258X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A reprint of the revised paperback edition published in 2001.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Passion For Egypt

Author : Julie Hankey
ISBN : 1845114353
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 67.20 MB
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This compelling biography of Arthur Weigall, the British Egyptologist and Chief Inspector of Antiquities, chronicles his involvement with the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb under Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. Weigall came into conflict with Carter and Carnarvon over newspaper reporting of the famous find. His remarks to the press during that time led to the infamous story of the "Curse of the Pharaohs." This biography brings to life the atmosphere, intrigue, and intense competition in Egypt during the first quarter of the 20th century.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Transnational Philanthropy

Author : Thomas Adam
ISBN : 9783319291277
Genre : History
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This book provides a collective biography of the Mond family and explores the philanthropic activities of Ludwig Mond and of his two sons Alfred and Robert in the field of art collecting, the fight against early childhood mortality, the advancement of research and of higher education, archaeological excavations in Egypt and Palestine, and for the founding of the State of Israel from the 1890s to the late 1930s. These activities resulted in the creation of the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, the donation of Ludwig Mond’s art collection to the National Gallery in London, the funding of the excavation of the sacred Buchis Bulls at Armant in Egypt, the establishment of the Children’s Hospital in London, and the support of many natural science institutes and associations in England, France, Germany, and Italy.
Category: History

The Tomb Of King Tutankhamen

Author : Mary B. Woods
ISBN : 9780761340492
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamun and what it revealed about everyday life in his time.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Valley Of The Kings

Author : Kent R. Weeks
ISBN : 9781617975721
Genre : Business & Economics
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During the New Kingdom (c. 1570-1070 BCE), the Valley of the Kings was the burial place of Egypt's pharaohs, including such powerful and famous rulers as Amenhotep III, Rameses II, and Tutankhamen. They were buried here in large and beautifully decorated tombs that have become among the country's most visited archaeological sites. The tourists contribute millions of badly needed dollars to Egypt's economy. But because of inadequate planning, these same visitors are destroying the very tombs they come to see. Crowding, pollution, changes in the tombs' air quality, ever-growing tourist infrastructure-all pose serious threats to the Valley's survival. This volume, the result of twenty-five years of work by the Theban Mapping Project at the American University in Cairo, traces the history of the Valley of the Kings and offers specific proposals to manage the site and protect its fragile contents. At the same time, it recognizes the need to provide a positive experience for the thousands of visitors who flock here daily. This is the first major management plan developed for any Egyptian archaeological site, and as its proposals are implemented, they offer a replicable model for archaeologists, conservators, and site managers throughout Egypt and the region. Published in both English and Arabic editions and supported by the World Monuments Fund, this critical study will help to ensure the survival of Egypt's patrimony in a manner compatible with the country's heavy reliance on tourism income.
Category: Business & Economics

An Introduction To English Painting

Author : John Rothenstein
ISBN : 1860646786
Genre : Art
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This elegant, concise book is recognized as one of the definitive guides to English painting. From Medieval wall-paintings and illuminated manuscripts, to Tudor and Stuart portraiture, sporting pictures, landscapes, watercolors, on through to the Pre-Raphaelites to the 1950s, John Rothenstein dedicates chapters to such influential artists as Hogarth, Blake, Gainsborough, Turner, Whistler, and Sickert. The story of English painting unfolds with authority and enthusiasm.
Category: Art

Lord And Pharaoh

Author : Brian Fagan
ISBN : 9781315425115
Genre : Social Science
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Both born to power and wealth, and raised by courtiers, they lived lives of aristocrats and landowners, in poor health and with uncertain futures. Though they lived over 3000 years apart, the lives of Egyptian King Tutankhamun and the fifth Lord Carnarvon share many parallels, not the least of which was Carnarvon’s sponsorship of the team that found the pharaoh’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Brian Fagan’s narrative expertly weaves these two lives together, showing similarities and differences between these two powerful men. -Both figures are placed in their historical context, showing the political and social machinations of 18th Dynasty Egypt and 20th century archaeological exploration in Egypt.-Grounded in historical and archaeological research, the two figures are made to come alive as real people.-An Afterword by the author shows archaeologists how to tell research stories that are accessible to a wider audience.
Category: Social Science

Howard Carter

Author : Carl Nicholas Reeves
ISBN : IND:30000037338955
Genre : Egypt
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Category: Egypt

Pharaoh S People

Author : T. G. H. James
ISBN : 1845113357
Genre : History
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James examines the daily working lives of Egyptians lower down the social scale: bureaucrats, scribes, craftsmen, and workers of the land -- bringing to life the fascinating intricacies of daily life under the Pharaohs.
Category: History