In Tutankhamun's Armies, you'll discover the harsh reality behind the imperial splendor of the New Kingdom and gain a new appreciation for the formidable Egyptian army-from pharaoh to foot soldier.
Author: John Coleman Darnell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The force that forged an empire. The furious thunder of thousands of hooves, the clatter and sheen of bronze armor sparkling in the desert sun, the crunch of wooden wheels racing across a rock–strewn battlefield–and leading this terrifying chariot charge, the gallant Pharaoh, the ribbons of his blue war crown streaming behind him as he launches yet another arrow into the panicking mass of his soon–to–be–routed enemies. While scenes like the one depicted above did occur in ancient Egypt, they represent only one small aspect of the vast, complex, and sophisticated military machine that secured, defended, and expanded the borders of the empire during the late Eighteenth Dynasty. In Tutankhamun′s Armies, you′ll discover the harsh reality behind the imperial splendor of the New Kingdom and gain a new appreciation for the formidable Egyptian army–from pharaoh to foot soldier. You′ll follow "the heretic king" Akhenaten, his son Tutankhamun, and their three Amana–Period successors as they employ double–edge diplomacy and military might to defeat competing powers, quell internal insurrections, and keep reluctant subject states in line. This vivid and absorbing chronicle will forever change the way you think about the glories and riches of ancient Egypt.
With comprehensive text and stunning illustrations from a New York Times bestselling illustrator, The Story of Tutankhamun is a compelling look at the life and legacy of the famed boy king.
Author: Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Tutankhamun was born in a time of change. His father, Atakhenaten, instituted broad political and religious reform through Egypt, and when a nine-year-old Tut ascended the throne after his father's unexpected death, he found himself at the center of the controversy. He was the youngest king Egypt had ever had, and his short, tumultuous rule ended when he died at the age of 19. Over three thousand years later, Howard Carter, an archaeologist with a penchant for ancient history and a special skill for excavation in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, made a discovery that shocked the world: Tut's tomb, long assumed destroyed, not only survived but was fully intact. The treasures within gave a stunning and undisturbed perspective on ancient Egyptian culture and uncovered secrets that fascinated the world.
נכנם > Egypt in the reign of Tutankhamun Tutankhamun's magnificent golden throne . This pharaoh is just about the most famous person from the time of ...
Author: John Malam
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archaeological evidence that remains today. Ancient Egypt looks at who the Egyptians were, and their everyday life, what Gods and Goddesses they believed in, and their religion. Also discussed is the history of Egypt during the reigns of the two Pharaohs - Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, the history behind their writing and art (hieroglyphs, papyrus, painting and sculpture), and finally the history of Egypt under the Greeks and Romans, and how the past is discovered today. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Ancient Egypt also features a time-line, glossary and full index.
This richly illustrated book of vintage photographs commemorates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration in 1922 of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ...
Author: Harry Burton
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
This richly illustrated book of vintage photographs commemorates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration in 1922 of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ruled ca. 1336-1327 B.C.). These photographs, documenting every stage in the process of discovery, were taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton. Burton was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition when he was "lent" to Howard Carter, the famed excavator of Tutankhamun's tomb. From the rock-cut steps leading down to the entrance passage, to the opening of the sealed chambers inside, to the first view of the contents of the tomb and the removal of the objects, Burton's beautiful black-and-white photographs show thousands of the richly made and decorated objects found in the tomb. Carefully reproduced from Burton's original prints, the photographs are accompanied by new descriptive text written by two prominent Egyptologists with extensive knowledge of the history of Tutankhamun and the contents of his tomb.
Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of Tutankhamun, Egypt’s boy pharaoh.
Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of Tutankhamun, Egypt’s boy pharaoh. In spite of a brief reign that was cut short when the young sovereign died at the age of just 20, Tutankhamun is now one of the most famous pharaohs of all time and has captivated the popular imagination. His enduring impact stems from the discovery of his tomb and the opulent treasure within by the Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922, as well as from the mysterious curse that allegedly resulted in the untimely deaths of several members of the expedition. Modern scientific techniques have allowed researchers to piece together information about his life and death, giving us a better understanding than ever before of this ancient Egyptian sovereign. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn about Tutankhamun’s main actions during his brief reign and their impact • Find out about the discovery of his tomb in 1922 and the information it has given us about ancient Egypt • Understand the mysterious deaths linked to Tutankhamun’s tomb and the science behind them ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.
This book traces the sporting traditions in ancient Egypt from the Prehistoric period to the time of King Tutankhamun.
Author: Zaki Ibrahim El Habashi
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
This book traces the sporting traditions in ancient Egypt from the Prehistoric period to the time of King Tutankhamun. Survival and utilitarian activities evolved and developed over hundreds of centuries into recreative activities. During Tutankhamun's Eighteenth Dynasty, Egypt enjoyed prosperity and a high standard of living. Participation in sporting activities became a tradition mainly among the pharaohs and members of the top social class. About thirty-six percent of all kings are recognized as sportsmen. Tutankhamun's tomb reflected this sporting tradition; Carter, the discoverer, found a great amount of sporting equipment. He also found ritual, symbolic, and other scenes portraying the young King as a sportsman.
Several specialists contributed to the volume discussing the different materials (gold, vegetable fibre, birch bark, glass and faience, leather, gemstones) that were used in the footwear.
Author: André J. Veldmeijer
Publisher: Sidestone Press
The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. It took Carter and his team 10 years to clear the contents of the tomb and among the objects found was a large collection of shoes and sandals. The footwear is analysed here in detail for the first time since the discovery using Carter's records and Harry Burton's excellent photographs along with the author's analyses of the objects, all of which are housed in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo and the Luxor Museum. Several specialists contributed to the volume discussing the different materials (gold, vegetable fibre, birch bark, glass and faience, leather, gemstones) that were used in the footwear. Tutankhamun's footwear is compared with other finds in order to be able to put it in a broader context. The footwear from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuiu, the King's great-grandparents, are, therefore, analysed as well. In addition to the analysis, footwear in texts and two- and three-dimensional art is considered.
This splendid collar was one of 17 found in Tutankhamun's tomb. The spectacular wings of the vulture goddess Nekhbet include 250 feather sections made of ...
Author: Philip Steele
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Presents a general history of the cultural and social aspects of Ancient Egypt, in a book that also provides readers with instructions for creating such related craft projects as a miniature pyramid, a canopic jar, and a water clock.
Tutankhamun's tomb had remained hidden in the Valley of the Kings for more than 3000 years and its discovery caused a media sensation, elevating the previously little-known Egyptian Pharaoh into the position of an international celebrity.
Author: Bill Price
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
In 1922 Howard Carter uncovered what is still regarded as the most spectacular archaeological discovery ever made. Tutankhamun's tomb had remained hidden in the Valley of the Kings for more than 3000 years and its discovery caused a media sensation, elevating the previously little-known Egyptian Pharaoh into the position of an international celebrity. The contents of the tomb were found almost entirely intact, including the Pharaoh's mummified body, still wearing its solid gold funeral mask. Tutankhamun lived in an era when the Egyptian Empire, centred on the royal city of Thebes, was at its pinnacle and when the wealth and power of its Pharaoh was at its greatest. This was also a period of enormous religious upheaval. Akenaten, the heretical Pharaoh and, more than likely, Tutanhkamun's father, had introduced a new religion, exclusively worshipping the sun god Aten. Under Tutanhkamun, the old religion, with its many gods and goddesses, was restored, putting an end to the heresy. In recent years research has shed new light on Tutankhamun's life and, in particular, on his death. Public interest in the boy king is as strong as ever and our knowledge of the sophisticated and complex society over which he reigned continues to grow.
In 1907, more than a decade before the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, archaeologists unearthed remains from the mummification and funeral of the pharaoh, who ruled ancient Egypt in the 14th century B.C. Now in the collection of The ...
Author: Herbert E. Winlock
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
In 1907, more than a decade before the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, archaeologists unearthed remains from the mummification and funeral of the pharaoh, who ruled ancient Egypt in the 14th century B.C. Now in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, these materials provide physical evidence of burial rites of the now-legendary king, who is making headlines once again after new scientific investigations to determine the cause of his early death. Tutankhamun's Funeral includes a classic text written in 1941 by Herbert E. Winlock, one of the early 20th century’s leading Egyptologists, featuring in-depth analysis of the objects and their significance. In addition, an introduction and appendix by Dorothea Arnold update the findings with recent scholarship. The book is illustrated throughout with new color photography as well as many historical images and drawings.
likely relationship to be established between Tutankhamun and the mummy. ... from Egyptian history just prior to Tutankhamun's reign who may have been just ...
Author: Graham Phillips
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Shows how a desecrated tomb in the Valley of the Kings holds the key to the true history of the destruction of Atlantis • Reveals that Tomb 55 in the Valley of the Kings was designed not to keep intruders out, but to trap something inside • Provides forensic evidence proving that the mask believed to be the face of Tutankhamun is actually that of his elder brother Smenkhkare In Atlantis and the Ten Plagues of Egypt, Graham Phillips explores the excavation of a mysterious and ritually desecrated tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Tomb 55, which he contends holds the key to the true history of the destruction of Atlantis. Unlike other Egyptian tombs designed to keep intruders out, Tomb 55 was constructed to keep something imprisoned within, specifically Smenkhkare, the older brother of Tutankhamun who was deemed responsible for the ten plagues in Egyptian history, to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again. The forensic findings from this tomb coupled with compelling new evidence from the polar ice caps provide sensational evidence that the parting of the Red Sea, the deaths of the first born, and the other plagues that afflicted Egypt were all actual historical events. Core samples from the polar ice caps indicate that a gigantic volcanic eruption took place in the eastern Mediterranean around the time of Amonhotep’s reign. Other research suggests this to have been the time of the eruption that destroyed the Greek island of Thera, one of the likely locations of Atlantis, and that the subsequent cataclysm may explain the unusual lack of resistance to the new religion installed by Amonhotep’s son, Akhenaten, when he took power several years later.
ČERNÝ , J. Hieratic Inscriptions from the Tomb of Tutankhamun . Tutankhamun's Tomb Series 2. Oxford , 1965 . EATON - KRAUSS , M. and GRAEFE , E. The Small ...
Author: William Stevenson Smith
Publisher: Yale University Press
A survey of Egyptian art and architecture is enhanced by revised text, an updated bibliography, and over four hundred illustrations.
Tutankhamun's tomb reveals the heights which Egyptian technique, especially in wood-carving, gilding and the making of fine jewels, had achieved in the New ...
Author: Michael Rice
Drawing on Jungian psychology to show why Egypt has been so important in the history of Western civilisation, Michael Rice explains the majesty and enduring appeal of Egyptian civilization. Jung claimed that there exist certain psychological drives dormant in our shared unconscious: these are the archetypes. From the omnipotent god to the idea of the nation state, the formulation of most of these archetypes is owed to ancient Egypt. Michael Rice sets out to recover the sense of wonder that the Egyptians themselves felt as they contemplated the world in which they lived, and the way they expressed that wonder in the religion, art and literature. He traces the story of Egyptian civilization from its emergence in the third millennium BC to its transformation following the Macedonian conquest in 30 BC.
In an attempt to associate Tutankhamun more closely with Akhenaten's predecessors, Egyptian engineers and workers were ordered to complete several of the ...
Author: Rosalie F. Baker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A collection of ancient Egyptian biographies divided into five periods from the Old Kingdom, about 2686 B.C., to the declining New Kingdom, about 245 B.C., this book profiles some 30 Egyptian leaders, devovoting a three- to seven-page chapter to each one.
Tutankhamun's arms were crossed, and his hands held the crook and flail, traditional symbols of the ancient Egyptian kings.
Author: Nicole Horning
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Ancient Egypt is one of the most widely studied historical civilizations. Readers are introduced to important facts about ancient Egypt and the ways ancient Egyptians influenced the world for thousands of years. Readers explore this complex culture through accessible text, annotated quotations from historians, vibrant photographs and historical images, and enlightening sidebars. Readers may know about Egypt’s pyramids and pharaohs from their history classes, but they will enjoy learning lesser-known stories of this amazing part of the ancient world.
This book interprets the objects in Tutankhamun's tomb, the paintings on its walls, to reveal its significance.
Author: Frances Welsh
Publisher: Shire Publications
The discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's tomb captured the imagination of the public. An Egyptian pharaoh surrounded by his golden funerary equipment and luxurious palace furnishings had remained hidden from sight for three thousand years. This book interprets the objects in Tutankhamun's tomb, the paintings on its walls, to reveal its significance.
Like other kings of ancient Egypt , Tutankhamun was buried with his clothing , jewelry , and furniture . Ancient Egyptians believed he would need these ...
Author: Kathleen W. Deady
Discusses the history, politics, culture, achievements, and influences of ancient Egypt on the modern world.
... in state temples throughout Egypt and Nubia , and the divine images destroyed by Akhenaten were replaced with new statues . The extent of Tutankhamun's ...
Author: Gay Robins
Publisher: Harvard University Press
An illustrated history of over 3,000 years of Egyptian artwork arranged chronologically from the early dynastic period to the Ptolemaic period.