The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt
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The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

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A wealth of art and architectural treasures survive from Ancient Egypt--a civilization that endured from the fourth millennium B.C. to the conquest of Alexander the Great. This book, with over 400 beautiful illustrations, examines Ancient Egyptian tombs and the valuables they contained, temples, palaces and their decorations, an array of revealing portraits, and many other...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 501 pages
Published September 10th 1988 by Yale University Press (first published 1988)
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Wonderful images and layout of history
Diana Wilder
This is a sourcebook, set out in chronological order, with a focus on art and architecture, that conveys a huge amount of information in a readable and even enjoyable fashion. For one writing on the period, the information here is invaluable, and mine is a keeper.

There is a brief discussion of a drawing (found, I think, in a tomb) that seems to show a winged being descending. The image is fragmentary, but the reconstruction is well done and the discussion of what the image seems to show is exce...more
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