The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Egypt

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Quest Books, 1995 - Travel - 498 pages
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Information to the art and architecture of the sacred sites of ancient Egypt and of items in the Cairo and Luxor museums also provides coverage of modern Egyptology
 

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Contents

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
3
THE DEVELOPMENT OF EGYPTOLOGY
32
EGYPTIAN RELIGION
46
PYRAMIDSBACKGROUND
85
The Pyramid as Astronomical Observatory
91
The Pyramid as a Center of Initiation
97
VIEWING THE PYRAMIDS
110
THE GREAT SPHINX
136
Hamesses III
324
Userhet Royal Scribe
331
Sennofer
337
The Tombs of the Valley of the Queens
339
The Ramesseum
355
Medinet Habu
362
The Mortuary Temple of Sett 1
373
ABYDOS
381

The Temple of the Sphinx
143
The Sound and Light Show
150
MEMPHIS
193
ABUSIR AND ABU GURAB
200
MEIDUM
204
MIDDLE EGYPT AND AKHETATEN
228
LUXORTHEBESEAST BANK
236
LUXORTHEBESWEST BANK
279
The Tombs of the Kings
315
DENDERA
393
ESNA
409
KOM OMBO
419
ABU SIMBEL
432
Sphinx and Pyramid Update
448
Further Reading
463
Notes
485
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