Art & Architecture: Egypt
Matthias Seidel and Regine SchulzISBN: 3-8331-1935-7; 3-8331-1424-X; 9783833119354;
Egypt - the land on the Nile has fascinated its visitors throughout the millennia. But it was the deciphering of Egypt's hieroglyphic writing in the 19th century that provided the key to a forgotten world - the great civilization of Ancient Egypt. Even today, the pyramids of Giza, the treasures of Tutankhamun and the temple city of Karnak still exude an almost magical attraction. This art guidebook provides rapid orientation and well-founded art-historical descriptions, including: Complete descriptions of the most important places of interest and monuments, A depiction of every monument discussed, Numerous essays on cultural and historical themes, Pictorial city maps and ground plans, An illustrated chronological table, Pharaonic names in hieroglyphs, A calendar and time calculation, Numbers, weights and measures, A glossary of architectural terms, The Ancient...