Abu Simbel: A Short Guide to the Temples Nigel Fletcher-Jones

Abu Simbel: A Short Guide to the Temples

Author: Nigel Fletcher-Jones
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Book Title
Abu Simbel: A Short Guide to the Temples
Author
Nigel Fletcher-Jones
ISBN
9789774169700
An indispensable companion and guide to one of the world's great archaeological sites The three-thousand-year-old rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel and the story of their rescue from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in the 1960s are almost as familiar worldwide as the tale of the gold funerary mask and brief life of the boy king Tutankhamun. Yet although they are among the most celebrated, visited, and photographed archaeological sites in the world, the two temples are among the least understood by the visitor. In this lucidly written, beautifully illustrated guide, Nigel Fletcher-Jones explains the main features of both temples, discusses what they teach us about ancient Egypt during the reign of Rameses II (1265-1200 BC), and illustrates which gods and goddesses were worshipped here. With over 50 new photographs, drawings, and diagrams, and packed with fascinating insights, Abu Simbel: A Short Guide to the Temples is an indispensable companion and souvenir to one of the world's great archaeological sites.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Nigel Fletcher-JonesPublisher: American University in Cairo PressPublished: 12/07/2021ISBN: 9789774169700Pages: 200Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.20h x 8.00w x 0.40d
An indispensable companion and guide to one of the world's great archaeological sites

The three-thousand-year-old rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel and the story of their rescue from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in the 1960s are almost as familiar worldwide as the tale of the gold funerary mask and brief life of the boy king Tutankhamun. Yet although they are among the most celebrated, visited, and photographed archaeological sites in the world, the two temples are among the least understood by the visitor.

In this lucidly written, beautifully illustrated guide, Nigel Fletcher-Jones explains the main features of both temples, discusses what they teach us about ancient Egypt during the reign of Rameses II (1265-1200 BC), and illustrates which gods and goddesses were worshipped here.

With over 50 new photographs, drawings, and diagrams, and packed with fascinating insights, Abu Simbel: A Short Guide to the Temples is an indispensable companion and souvenir to one of the world's great archaeological sites.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Nigel Fletcher-Jones
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Published: 12/07/2021
ISBN: 9789774169700
Pages: 200
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.20h x 8.00w x 0.40d
An indispensable companion and guide to one of the world's great archaeological sites

The three-thousand-year-old rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel and the story of their rescue from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in the 1960s are almost as familiar worldwide as the tale of the gold funerary mask and brief life of the boy king Tutankhamun. Yet although they are among the most celebrated, visited, and photographed archaeological sites in the world, the two temples are among the least understood by the visitor.

In this lucidly written, beautifully illustrated guide, Nigel Fletcher-Jones explains the main features of both temples, discusses what they teach us about ancient Egypt during the reign of Rameses II (1265-1200 BC), and illustrates which gods and goddesses were worshipped here.

With over 50 new photographs, drawings, and diagrams, and packed with fascinating insights, Abu Simbel: A Short Guide to the Temples is an indispensable companion and souvenir to one of the world's great archaeological sites.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Nigel Fletcher-Jones
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Published: 12/07/2021
ISBN: 9789774169700
Pages: 200
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.20h x 8.00w x 0.40d