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Author: Susan Sorek
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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Category : History
Languages : en
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by Susan Sorek, The Emperors Needles Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emperors Needles book, Obelisks—the ubiquitous, four-sided monuments with pyramid tops that dotted the landscapes of ancient Egypt—reached their heyday between 2000 and 1500 BC, when they transformed from emblems of the sun cult to everyday objects proclaiming the splendor of the pharaohs. Today, only twenty-seven Egyptian obelisks remain standing, long ago dispersed to various locales throughout the world; Rome, with thirteen—each of which is in a different corner of the Eternal City—possesses more than anywhere else, including Egypt. This fascinating volume is a comprehensive guide to these remarkable objects, as well as the history of their construction and transmission. Aimed both at the scholar and culturally interested traveler, The Emperors' Needles links two of our greatest ancient civilizations, for the first time, through an in-depth account of their standing monuments. Tracing the interest of Roman emperors in the obelisk as an object of prestige and power, as well as discussing each monument in detail, the individual histories and remarkable accounts presented in this highly illustrated volume are not to be missed by any enthusiast of Roman or Egyptian culture.



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Author: Bob Brier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474242944
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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by Bob Brier, Cleopatra S Needles Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cleopatra S Needles book, In the half-century between 1831 and 1881 three massive obelisks left Egypt for new lands. Prior to these journeys, the last large obelisk moved was the Vatican obelisk in 1586 – one of the great engineering achievements of the Renaissance. Roman emperors moved more than a dozen, but left no records of how they did it. The nineteenth-century engineers entrusted with transporting the obelisks across oceans had to invent new methods, and they were far from certain that they would work. As the three obelisks, bound for Paris, London and New York, sailed towards their new homes, the world held its breath. Newspapers reported the obelisks' daily progress, complete with dramatic illustrations of the heroic deeds of the engineers and crews struggling under nearly impossible conditions. When the obelisks finally arrived safely in their new homes, bands played Cleopatra's Needle Waltz and silver obelisk pencils dangled from fashionable ladies' necks. This turbulent era, caught up in obelisk mania, is recreated by Bob Brier in all its glory. Amid astounding tales of engineering dexterity and naval endurance, the individuals involved in transporting the obelisks and receiving them in their future homes are brought to life through their letters and diaries, newspaper articles and illustrations. Written by a renowned Egyptologist and author, this compelling book will fascinate all those interested in Egypt, its iconic monuments and the history of great endeavour.



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Author: Sir Erasmus Wilson
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Category : Ancient Egypt
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Author: Susan Jaques
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681779404
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Category : History
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by Susan Jaques, The Caesar Of Paris Napoleon Bonaparte Rome And The Artistic Obsession That Shaped An Empire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Caesar Of Paris Napoleon Bonaparte Rome And The Artistic Obsession That Shaped An Empire book, A monumental cultural history of Napoleon Bonaparte’s fascination with antiquity and how it shaped Paris’ artistic landscape. Napoleon is one of history’s most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome—both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with the Pope and Holy See—have undergone little examination. In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon’s dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into “the new Rome”— Europe’s cultural capital—through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His initiatives and his aggressive pursuit of antiquities and classical treasures from Italy gave Paris much of the classical beauty we know and adore today. Napoleon had a tradition of appropriating from past military greats to legitimize his regime—Alexander the Great during his invasion of Egypt, Charlemagne during his coronation as emperor, even Frederick the Great when he occupied Berlin. But it was ancient Rome and the Caesars that held the most artistic and political influence and would remain his lodestars. Whether it was the Arc de Triopmhe, the Venus de Medici in the Louvre, or the gorgeous works of Antonio Canova, Susan Jaques brings Napoleon to life as never before.



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Author: Laura Salah Nasrallah
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199699674
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Category : Religion
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by Laura Salah Nasrallah, Archaeology And The Letters Of Paul Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Archaeology And The Letters Of Paul book, This study illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those to whom the apostle Paul wrote. It articulates a method for bringing together biblical texts with archaeological remains.



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Author: Martin Bommas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441187588
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by Martin Bommas, Memory And Urban Religion In The Ancient World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Memory And Urban Religion In The Ancient World book, Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World brings together scholars and researchers working on memory and religion in ancient urban environments. Chapters explore topics relating to religious traditions and memory, and the multifunctional roles of architectural and geographical sites, mythical figures and events, literary works and artefacts. Pagan religions were often less static and more open to new influences than previously understood. One of the factors that shape religion is how fundamental elements are remembered as valuable and therefore preservable for future generations. Memory, therefore, plays a pivotal role when - as seen in ancient Rome during late antiquity - a shift of religions takes place within communities. The significance of memory in ancient societies and how it was promoted, prompted, contested and even destroyed is discussed in detail. This volume, the first of its kind, not only addresses the main cultures of the ancient world - Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome - but also look at urban religious culture and funerary belief, and how concepts of ethnic religion were adapted in new religious environments.



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Author: Judith Wolman
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ISBN: 9780897990462
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Category : Pride and vanity
Languages : en
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Author: Hans Christian Andersen
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Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: KidLit-O Press
ISBN: 1621076695
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Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: NuVision Publications, LLC
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Category : Children's literature
Languages : en
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