The Illustrated Guide To The Coptic Meuseum And Churches Of Old Cairo

Author: Gawdat Gabra
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
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The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Museum is the official guide to the newly renovated Coptic Museum, home to the world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic Christian artifacts from two millennia. The book is fully illustrated with color photographs of over 130 objects; includes an introduction to the history of Coptic Christianity, a chronology, and floor plans of the Museum; describes and explains the aesthetic and religious importance of the works on display; and guides the visitor around the neighboring Coptic churches of Old Cairo.

The Illustrated Guide To The Luxor Museum Of Ancient Art And The Nubia Museum Of Aswan

Author: Janice Kamrin
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774163449
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A full-color guide to the most spectacular museums of Upper Egypt. Through its beautifully designed display of carefully selected masterpieces found in the area of ancient Thebes, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art illuminates the golden age of pharaonic Egypt. The Nubia Museum in Aswan houses artifacts illustrating the rich heritage and history of Nubia, from the prehistoric era to modern times. Richly illustrated with spectacular color photographs, this book informs the reader about the cultures that created the objects on display in both museums, with detailed descriptions of selected pieces. Also included are brief overviews of two other museums in the south of Egypt: the Mummification Museum in Luxor and the Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo.

The Illustrated Guide To The Museum Of Islamic Art In Cairo

Author: Bernard O'Kane
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774163389
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A full-color guide to one of Egypt's leading museums. The Museum of Islamic Art, established in Cairo in 1881, houses one of the world's richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic world. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through one of Egypt's most fascinating museums. Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the aesthetic and historic importance of the museum's main works on display, including metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. Also included are sections on two other small but important Cairo museums: the Islamic Ceramics Museum and the Islamic Textiles Museum. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture, and lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs, this is the definitive guide to Egypt's great collections of Islamic art.

The Egyptian Museum In Cairo

Author: Abeer El-Shahawy
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789771721833
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Cairo’s Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and another 30,000 are held in storerooms. This book carries full-color illustrations of many of the masterpieces of ancient art in the museum from the decorated vases, flint knives, and palettes of the predynastic period, through the magnificent artifacts of the pharaonic period, to the beautiful tempera portraits of the Roman period.

The Treasures Of Tutankhamun

Author: Araldo De Luca
Publisher: White Star Publishers
ISBN: 9788854400689
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The boy pharaoh's vast store of tomb goods has intrigued the world not only for what it reveals, but also for the questions it raises about life in ancient Egypt. Interest in the pharaohs will rise again this year to meet the beginning of a two-year tour of "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"-an exhibition of over 130 objects rarely seen outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.The museum's immense art and archaeological heritage comes alive, providing a broad background for those interested in the story of King Tutankhamun and in Egypt's past from the formation of the first unitary state in the Nile Valley to the Roman conquest. Complete with comprehensive descriptions of the famous grave goods of Tutankhamun and the treasures of Tanis, the book dedicates ample space to the pyramid sites of Giza, Saqqarah, and Dahshur, the royal tombs of Thebes, and the temple of Karnak. Here is an authoritative and elegant itinerary through the world's greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities in one volume.

The Rough Guide To Cairo The Pyramids

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405386258
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The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this ancient city, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Egyptian attractions. Discover Cairo's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the famous Cities of the Dead to nightlife that only the locals know. Getting the best deal, avoiding hassle and having fun is what this guidebook keeps in mind - so you can experience Cairo at its best. An ancient city and the greatest metropolis in the Middle East, Cairo's bazaars, museums, mosques, tombs and pyramids are covered in detail. Well-informed listings - from authors who have been visiting the city for twenty years - reflect an inside knowledge of the city's hotels, restaurants and entertainment, for every budget. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids.

Cairo And The Pyramids Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt

Author: Dan Richardson
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409335445
Size: 57.56 MB
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The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Egyptian Museum and the Coptic churches of Old Cairo to the pyramid fields at Giza and Dahshur. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Egypt, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, cultural tips and shopping. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Egypt.