Egyptian Tomb Architecture: The Archaeological Facts of Pharaonic Circular Symbolism
The objective of this monograph is to describe and explain the meanings underlying some otherwise anomalous archaeological data drawn from the study of Ancient Egypt. An explanation for the phenomena observed has hitherto proved elusive. The data is principally concerned with royal funerary architecture from the Old Kingdom, and the underlying systems of measurement and geometry that were employed therein. As well as providing a description and explanation for the data, this work also has the objective of providing the first synthesis of related cultural information drawn from several different textual and archaeological resources. The general subject matter is pharaonic funerary architecture from Old Kingdom Egypt, and the work focuses specifically on the circular proportions deliberately incorporated into the tomb designs by the architects. Contents: Introduction; 1) Fundamentals of Ancient Egyptian mathematics and architecture; 2) The Evidence and facts of Egyptian circular proportions; 3) The symbolism; 4) Methodology, analysis and discussion of mathematics; 5) Arguments from authorities; 6) Archaeology and philology; fieldwork and deskwork; 7) Conclusions; Appendix 1: Secondary Issues; Appendix 2: Social Context of early Egyptology; Appendix 3: Egyptian and Greek Mathematics; Appendix 4: Quotes from the Greeks.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Evidence and facts of Egyptian circular proportions
Methodology analysis and discussion of mathematics
16 other sections not shown
19lh century academic accurate Amduat Ancient Egypt Ancient Egyptians archaeological evidence architects areas built calculated cartouche cartridges chapter circle circular proportions circular symbolism circumference complex conclusions construction cultural context Demotic detail developed digits discussed dynasty Egypt Exploration Fund Egyptian architecture Egyptian mathematics Egyptian scribes Egyptologists example excavations fact field Figure Finally Flinders Petrie geometry Gillings golden ratio Greek height Herodotus Herz-Fischler 2000 Hieratic hieroglyphic historical Holy Land Horus ideology important included interpretation Khufu King's Chamber Lauer Legon length mastaba mathematical papyri measurement Meidum Meidum Pyramid monuments Naukratis Neugebauer Nile number system Old Kingdom palms perimeter Petrie's pharaoh primary dimensions reconstruction referred regarding region religious represented Rhind Mathematical Papyrus Rossi royal cubit rule Saqqara sarcophagus scholars seked shen ring shows slope Smyth Step Pyramid stone structures survey surviving synthesis temenos temenos wall temples textual evidence Thebes theories traditional understanding unit fraction unit fraction system