UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology
Publisher: eScholarship 2011
Egyptology has as its object of study the history, practices, and conceptual categories of a culture that was remarkably prolific in terms of written texts, art, architecture, and other forms of material culture. The peer-reviewed articles of the UEE are written by the world's leading scholars.
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by Lewis Spence - David D. Nickerson & Co.
This superb in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, numerous deities, Book of the Dead, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, legends, and a host of other fascinating topics.
by A. Bothwell Gosse - T. C. & E. C. Jack
The most notable quality of the Egyptian civilization is its permanent character. Instead of lasting only a few hundred years, it endures for thousands; in Egypt there appears to be no beginning, the civilization apparently starts mature.
by George Rawlinson - T. Fisher Unwin
In shape Egypt is like a lily with a crooked stem. A broad blossom terminates it at its upper end; a button of a bud projects from the stalk a little below the blossom. The broad blossom is the Delta, extending a direct distance of 180 miles.
Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa. A new-found respect for antiquities in the early modern period led to the scientific investigation of Egyptian civilization and a greater appreciation of its cultural legacy.