Released on 2010-06-29Categories Social Science

Beneath the Sands of Egypt

Beneath the Sands of Egypt

Author: Donald P. Ryan, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062002808

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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“Donald Ryan is a rare bird—a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend his book to all Egyptology buffs.” —Barbara Mertz ( a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters), author of Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs A real-life “Indiana Jones,” Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D., offers a breathtaking personal account of his adventures in archaeology in Beneath the Sands of Egypt. Fans of The Lost City of Z will thrill to the exploits of this “unconventional archaeologist” as he retrieves the remains of Egypt’s past—including his breakthrough discovery in the Valley of the Kings of Egypt’s famous female pharaoh, Hatshepsut.
Released on 2020-10-15Categories Social Science

A World Beneath the Sands

A World Beneath the Sands

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509858712

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 157

'It is a story full of drama, with the Nile, the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings as backdrop. That A World Beneath the Sands is also a subtle and stimulating study of the paradoxes of 19th-century colonialism is a bonus indeed.' – Tom Holland, Guardian What could be more exciting, more exotic or more intrepid than digging in the sands of Egypt in the hope of discovering golden treasures from the age of the pharaohs? Our fascination with ancient Egypt goes back to the ancient Greeks. But the heyday of Egyptology was undoubtedly the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This golden age of scholarship and adventure is neatly book-ended by two epoch-making events: Champollion's decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 and the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later. In A World Beneath the Sands, the acclaimed Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson tells the riveting stories of the men and women whose obsession with Egypt's ancient civilisation drove them to uncover its secrets. Champollion, Carter and Carnarvon are here, but so too are their lesser-known contemporaries, such as the Prussian scholar Karl Richard Lepsius, the Frenchman Auguste Mariette and the British aristocrat Lucie Duff-Gordon. Their work – and those of others like them – helped to enrich and transform our understanding of the Nile Valley and its people, and left a lasting impression on Egypt, too. Travellers and treasure-hunters, ethnographers and epigraphers, antiquarians and archaeologists: whatever their motives, whatever their methods, all understood that in pursuing Egyptology they were part of a greater endeavour – to reveal a lost world, buried for centuries beneath the sands.
Released on 2020-10-20Categories History

A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology

A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324006909

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 705

A thrilling history of the West’s scramble for the riches of ancient Egypt by the foremost Egyptologist of our time. From the decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later, the uncovering of Egypt’s ancient past took place in an atmosphere of grand adventure and international rivalry. In A World Beneath the Sands, acclaimed Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson chronicles the ruthless race between the British, French, Germans, and Americans to lay claim to its mysteries and treasures. He tells riveting stories of the men and women whose obsession with Egypt’s ancient civilization helped to enrich and transform our understanding of the Nile Valley and its people, and left a lasting impression on Egypt, too. Travelers and treasure-hunters, ethnographers and archaeologists: whatever their motives, whatever their methods, a century of adventure and scholarship revealed a lost world, buried for centuries beneath the sands.
Released on 2014-06-20Categories Literary Criticism

Expurgating the Classics

Expurgating the Classics

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472503008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 235

In the first collection to be devoted to this subject, a distinguished cast of contributors explores expurgation in both Greek and Latin authors in ancient and modern times. The major focus is on the period from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, with chapters ranging from early Greek lyric and Aristophanes through Lucretius, Horace, Martial and Catullus to the expurgation of schoolboy texts, the Loeb Classical Library and the Penguin Classics. The contributors draw on evidence from the papers of editors, and on material in publishing archives. The introduction discusses both the different types of expurgation, and how it differs from related phenomena such as censorship.
Released on 2022-05-12Categories History

Tutankhamun's Trumpet

Tutankhamun's Trumpet

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529045895

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 920

'Beautifully written, sumptuously illustrated, constantly fascinating' The Times On 26 November 1922 Howard Carter first peered into the newly opened tomb of an ancient Egyptian boy-king. When asked if he could see anything, he replied: ‘Yes, yes, wonderful things.’ In Tutankhamun’s Trumpet, acclaimed Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes a unique approach to that tomb and its contents. Instead of concentrating on the oft-told story of the discovery, or speculating on the brief life and politically fractious reign of the boy king, Wilkinson takes the objects buried with him as the source material for a wide-ranging, detailed portrait of ancient Egypt – its geography, history, culture and legacy. One hundred artefacts from the tomb, arranged in ten thematic groups, are allowed to speak again – not only for themselves, but as witnesses of the civilization that created them. Never before have the treasures of Tutankhamun been analysed and presented for what they can tell us about ancient Egyptian culture, its development, its remarkable flourishing, and its lasting impact. Filled with surprising insights, unusual details, vivid descriptions and, above all, remarkable objects, Tutankhamun’s Trumpet will appeal to all lovers of history, archaeology, art and culture, as well as all those fascinated by the Egypt of the pharaohs. 'I’ve read many books on ancient Egypt, but I’ve never felt closer to its people' The Sunday Times
Released on 2016-08-05Categories Social Science

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Author: Donald P. Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317247043

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 311

Ancient Egypt: The Basics offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history, archaeology and influence of this fascinating civilization. Coverage includes: A survey of Egyptian history from its earliest origins to the coming of Islam Life and death in ancient Egypt Key archaeological discoveries and important characters Egypt’s impact and reception through to the modern day Lively and engaging, this is an indispensable resource for anyone beginning their studies of Egyptian history, culture and archaeology, and a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the country’s long and captivating past.
Released on 2022-05-12Categories History

A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt

A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt

Author: Donald P. Ryan

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781789293661

Category: History

Page:

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Spend a year in the company of the ancient Egyptians, during the twenty-sixth and final year of the reign of Amenhotep II (c.1400 BC), which saw a royal transition bringing Thutmose IV to the throne of Upper and Lower Egypt. While builders from the secluded village of royal tomb workers rush to complete Amenhotep's tomb, and craftsmen labour to finish the numerous extravagant objects to accompany the god-king in his burial, most Egyptians go about their daily lives in ways unchanged for eons. Following the Egyptian calendar year, which was divided into three seasons (flooding, sowing and harvest), we will meet a farmer and his family, an embalmer, an artisan, a royal physician, a priest and even a royal wife as they live their lives in Thebes and Memphis during the eighteenth dynasty of the New Kingdom in this remarkable year in ancient Egyptian history.
Released on 2012-04-12Categories Body, Mind & Spirit

From Adam to Omega

From Adam to Omega

Author: A. R. Roberts

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 147590505X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 522

View: 825

Extraterrestrial life has been a philosophical issue that has not been high on the priority list for scientific study. Since the UFO issue revolves around possible alien visitors, however, it is essential to determine if extraterrestrial life could exist and, if so, whether it could visit our world. In From Adam to Omega, author A. R. Roberts provides a comprehensive compendium of UFO phenomena, followed by his interpretations of how those phenomena relate to religious and historical texts. Roberts provides a commonsense approach and a logical evaluation of the most credible evidence availableevidence compiled by reliable researchers and investigators. He examines a plethora of questions: Are UFOs real? Were extraterrestrials involved with ancient civilizations? Are aliens abducting people and performing strange tests and examinations? Does the Bible reveal evidence of extraterrestrial visitation? Did the US Air Force really retrieve crashed UFOs and alien bodies? Are the military, the government, and NASA hiding the truth? Is there evidence of an alien agenda? From Adam to Omega presents thought-provoking and interesting information as it examines the evidence to determine what is fact and what is fiction. Roberts offers a unique perspective on the UFO mystery.
Released on 2011-11-01Categories Body, Mind & Spirit

Atlantis Rising Magazine - 90 November/December 2011

Atlantis Rising Magazine - 90 November/December 2011

Author: J. Douglas Kenyon

Publisher: Atlantis Rising LLC

ISBN: 9781467500920

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 100

View: 182

INSIDE ISSUE #90 November/December 2011: ET PRESENCE: Indians & Aliens GREATER DIMENSIONS: Return Engagements The Paraffin Mold Experiments The Brownings and the Medium Did Ancient Shamans Know Secrets of the Wave? When Three Is a Charm Dating the Oldest Cut Marks on Bone NEW AGE ADVENTURE: The Perilous Plight of Rockall Island Mysteries in the Fields
Released on 2013-02-28Categories Fiction

Secret of the Sands

Secret of the Sands

Author: Rai Aren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1482575124

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

View: 395

For 12,000 years a dark and deadly secret has been hidden deep below the Great Sphinx of Giza. In present day Egypt, a frightening, yet awe-inspiring story unravels as archaeologists race against time to decipher an ancient truth...A deep probing mystery riddled with prophecy and danger, Secret of the Sands uses Egypt and her mythology as a backdrop to delve into the meanings of life and religion. -McNally RobinsonRai Aren and Tavius E. have crafted a fast-paced, exciting novel overflowing with mystery and intrigue. The tension is constant. The characters are fully developed. And the plot is gripping. Ancient history and present day relevance are so expertly intertwined, that you forget you are reading a work of fiction. -Thomas Phillips, author of The Molech ProphecyA Prophecy was Told...An ancient prophecy, thousands of years old, told of the coming of the Chosen one, but she will be both loved and feared, and some will stop at nothing to defy everything she representsA Secret Long Buried...A secret power that once proved too deadly, was hidden away deep beneath the sands of Egypt, only to be revealed by its sworn guardians when the time came that the knowledge would be safeA Deadly Riddle is Unlocked...Two young archaeologists fatefully unearth unusual artifacts dating over 12,000 years old. The exhilarating find however, is wrong - very wrong. The artifacts shouldn't be there...they shouldn't even exist at allA Power Unleashed...Now after remaining dormant for 12,000 years, the secret has been uncovered, and its true purpose suspected. What will be the greatest discovery in human history will either change us forever or destroy us for trying...Secret of the Sands is a unique cross-genre novel with a double-storyline. The genres it encompasses are mystery, suspense, archaeology adventure, & historical fiction, combined with an element of speculative sci-fi. The story revolves around Great Sphinx of Giza & alternate theories about its age & origins. The novel weaves a new (fictional) chapter to ancient Egyptian history with an explanation for the true origin & purpose of the mysterious & enigmatic Great Sphinx.Continue the adventure! Destiny of the Sands…the thrilling sequel to Secret of the Sands…Some secrets cannot remain hidden…and some cannot be forgiven...Destiny of the Sands continues the archaeological mystery tale of Secret of the Sands, taking the characters you've come to know & love on a darker, & far more perilous journey. Mitch & Alex, our young Egyptologists, along with their friends, Jack & Bob, are mysteriously called back to Egypt, just as a sinister enemy surfaces. Dark forces are on the hunt for the priceless, yet deadly ancient artifact Mitch & Alex unearthed 18 months ago below the Great Sphinx of Giza. This powerful technological device, which had remained hidden for over 12,000 years, thrusts our friends into a fight for survival as they are outmatched & outgunned by a hostile adversary that knows exactly how to get to them.In the past, we see embattled King Traeus rocked by a devastating secret that has been revealed. This secret will change his life forever. Deadly threats emerge, spurred on by this shocking secret. Now there are no lines that will not be crossed in a terrible fight for power & in the name of vengeance.In both the present & the past, a secret that has been carefully guarded emerges, & nothing will ever be the same again.The Great Sphinx of Giza has guarded a secret, both dangerous & incredible, for 12,000 years. Now deadly enemies emerge, and those involved must face startling truths and deep sorrow, in the fight against the forces of tyranny…"High adventure, past and present, merge into a multi-leveled tale of epic proportions in this triumphant sequel to the best-selling novel, Secret Of The Sands!" ?- Gary Val Tenuta, author of Ash: Return Of The Beast and The Ezekiel Code