The Pharaohs Master-Builders
For three millennia, the Valley of the Nile, from the Delta to Nubia, was an immense construction site under the direction of the pharaohs' master-builders. The pyramids at Giza, the temples of Luxor, Karnak, and Philae, and the tombs of the Valley of Kings - all these edifices are endowed with a mysterious, religious quality that has survived through the ages. In this text, illustrated with photographs, the legacy of the ancient Egyptian Kings is chartered; the author draws on historical fact to reveal the spiritual aspects of a unique architecture and building technique. Through descriptions of the buildings, frescos, statues, reliefs, hieroglyphs, and paintings, readers will discover how a civilization and its kings developed a faith and cult whose predominance was omnipresent, and how and why Egyptian art continued to flourish over a period of 3000 years and produce some of the greatest masterpieces of humanity.
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