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Ancient Egypt By Thames & Hudson

Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson

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One of a series of volumes that introduce symbolic systems. This volume covers the symbols of Ancient Egypt. The whole world was a symbolic representation, and symbolism, at its deepest level, was the means by which the Egyptians interpreted the nature of life itself.

Ancient Egypt Summary

Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson

"Sacred Symbols" is a series of volumes that introduce the ancient, universal wisdoms of humankind. Symbol and ritual go to the heart of human experience. Throughout history humans have developed elaborate symbolic systems to help allay their fear of the unknown and to tap the deep well-springs of spirituality. Today, people are discovering the relevance of these belief systems to life in the 1990s. This volume covers the symbols of Ancient Egypt. The whole observable world was, for the Ancient Egyptians, a symbolic representation. From the sun and the river Nile, which gave them food and sustenance, to the animal kingdom and even architecture, different phenomena were seen to have hidden meanings. Symbolism, at its deepest level, was the means by which the Egyptians interpreted the nature of life itself - the creation, the after-life and the struggle between good and evil.

Table of Contents

A world of symbols. Chaos and cosmos - symbols and gods of creation and the life force: Nut; Tefnut; Apis Bull; Sun and Moon; Osiris; Osiris and Horus; Maat; the tree of life; the waters of life; the god of the Nile; the life-force. Power and potency - symbols of status and good fortune: the crown; head-dress; the vulture head-dress; Ankh; Shen Ring; eye; the eyes of Horus. Bestiary and belief - symbols from nature: baboon; cat; scarab; ibis; falcon; vulture; cobra; crocodile; lotus. The afterlife - symbols for the dead: Anubis dog; door/stairs; shrine; Ba. Chronological table of Ancient Egypt.

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GOR002711730
Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1995-05-30
80
0500060134
9780500060131
N/A
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