The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this fascinating new approach to ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects, from Cleopatra's Needle and Tutankhamun's golden statue, to a story on papyrus of the gods misbehaving. What did they mean, and how have they been interpreted? The reader is taken on an exciting journey through the distant past, and shown how myths of
deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary culture and have become part of our cultural heritage.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780192803467 Number of pages: 160 Weight: 137 g Dimensions: 175 x 113 x 10 mm
I read this on a recent stay in Egypt and it really enhanced my trip. I found that many other books on the subject of Ancient Egyptian history or archaeology were just too vague and non-specific for me to apply what I...
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