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Author: Elizabeth Blyth
ISBN: 041540486X
Language: English
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 12, 2006)
Rating: 4.2
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As Blyth states in her final sentence, the temple of Karnak encompasses all of Egyptian history within its boundaries, and that is not an exaggeration.

As Blyth states in her final sentence, the temple of Karnak encompasses all of Egyptian history within its boundaries, and that is not an exaggeration. In many respects, it was the cult of Amun-Ra at Karnak, established by Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom, that created Egypt as a nation-state in our sense of the word, with a unified national religion.

Karnak: Evolution of a Temple. The first publication in English, this book fills a gap in the market and presents an in-depth examination of the significant temple site at Karnak. It is visited by thousands of tourists each year and is one of the most famous ancient temples in the world

The Great Karnak Inscription is located on the west (inside) of the east wall of the Cachette Court, in the Precinct of Amun-Re of the Karnak temple complex, in modern . Blyth, Elizabeth (2006). Karnak: Evolution of a Temple.

The Great Karnak Inscription is located on the west (inside) of the east wall of the Cachette Court, in the Precinct of Amun-Re of the Karnak temple complex, in modern Luxor It was first identified by Champollion, and later partly published by Karl Richard Lepsius. The 79-line inscription (which has now lost about a third of its content) shows the king's campaigns and eventual return with booty and prisoners.

The first publication in English, this book fills a gap in the market and presents an in-depth examination of the significant temple site at Karnak. It is visited by thousands of tourists each year and is one of the most famous ancient temples in the world. Up until now there has been no single publication that covers the historical developments from its early shrine of an obscure local deity to the greatest state temple of ancient Egypt’s mighty empire.

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Finding books BookSee BookSee - Download books for free. Leah Wilson, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Sarah Darer Littman. Article · January 2006 with 93 Reads. According to Blyth (2006), statues attributed to kings of the Archaic and Ol. . How we measure 'reads'. Quartzite Colossal built in Karnak temple by the pharaohs of Thutmose II (sometimes read as Tuthmosis II) and Amenhotep III (18 th Dynasty) to represent a huge doorway of the main entrance of Karnak temple, where the two principal axes of the complex intersected, one last resting place for the god before he set out on his journey south (Blyth, . 2006)[7

The first publication in English, this book fills a gap in the market and presents an in-depth examination of the significant temple site at Karnak.

The first publication in English, this book fills a gap in the market and presents an in-depth examination of the significant temple site at Karnak. Karnak includes an array of illustrations, maps, plans and photographs and entails some of the most illustrious names associated with Ancient Egypt

The Temple of Khonsu was also built and then expanded during this period under Ramesses III and IV, and a large barque station was added in front of the Second pylon.

The Temple of Khonsu was also built and then expanded during this period under Ramesses III and IV, and a large barque station was added in front of the Second pylon  .

The first publication in English, this book fills a gap in the market and presents an in-depth examination of the significant temple site at Karnak. It is visited by thousands of tourists each year and is one of the most famous ancient temples in the world. Up until now there has been no single publication that covers the historical developments from its early shrine of an obscure local deity to the greatest state temple of ancient Egypt’s mighty empire.

Karnakincludes an array of illustrations, maps, plans and photographs and entails some of the most illustrious names associated with Ancient Egypt:-

Hatshepsut Tuthmosis III Amenhotep III Akhenaten Tutankhamun Ramessess II.

Karnak delivers an outline of the entire history of Ancient Egypt and will prove to be a crucial guide for those involved in Egyptology, Archaeology and Ancient History.

Comments (3)
OCARO
This is a superb work of scholarship, and a must-read for everyone with a serious interest in Egyptian history or archaeology. The operative word, however, is "serious," because this is no accessible coffee-table book; it's densely packed with archaeological information, and although it's well written, it makes no concessions to the casual reader. You will need to hold the book in one hand, your computer mouse in the other, and keep Google Images or Flickr.com on the computer screen in front of you, because you won't find many illustrations in the book. Those few that you will find are skimpy black-and-white images. This is certainly not the author's fault; the publishers probably limited the number of illustrations that could be printed in order to keep the cost of the volume under control. A book fully illustrated with good color photos would probably cost -- shudder, don't ask. Still, reading it is worth the effort, even if you do have to Google the images yourself.

As Blyth states in her final sentence, the temple of Karnak encompasses all of Egyptian history within its boundaries, and that is not an exaggeration. In many respects, it was the cult of Amun-Ra at Karnak, established by Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom, that created Egypt as a nation-state in our sense of the word, with a unified national religion. Practically every king from then onward who lived long enough needed to put his mark on the sacred place, at least with valuable gifts, often by adding to the existing buildings with new halls, pylons, chapels, etc. etc. When we see the magnificent ruins of this structure nowadays, we can still forget that at one time it was vividly colorful. The columns were not only painted but often gilded and inlaid with precious stones, pennants flew from enormous masts over every pylon, and the whole complex was surrounded by gardens that supplied incense and food offerings for the cult. The illustrations may be skimpy, but the temple as Blyth recreates it is a feast for the mind's eye.
Kerry
Good overall introduction to the history and architecture of Karnak, detailed, well researched and best of all highly accessible. I enjoyed it.
Zut
very useful if you are trying to learn about the development and history of one of the largest and oldest temples