Egypt: Stones of Light (Hardback)
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Short Description for Egypt Depicting everything from military campaigns to religious ceremonies and everyday public life, Herve Champollion's photographs, brought together for this book, capture the ancient stones of Egypt in their natural settings and encapsulate one of the world's most fascinating ancient civilizations.
- Published: 01 June 2004
- Format: Hardback 144 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780810948433 ISBN 10: 0810948435
- Sales rank: 1,474,795
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Full description for Egypt
Adorning the temples, palaces, and monuments of the Nile River Valley, their inscrutable gazes look out across the millennia, bearing witness to the rise and fall of long-lost dynasties - just as they have witnessed the endless rise and fall of the sun. Timeless treasures of light and shadow, they are the sculpted stones of ancient Egypt. In this gorgeous book of images, photographer Herve Champollion portrays these ancient stones in natural light, creating a breathtaking pictorial history of one of the world's most fascinating ancient civilizations. Virtually all that is known of pharaonic times - from military campaigns to religious ceremonies to the everyday life of civilians - comes from these stones, which are captured by Champollion's lens in a range of settings, from the glowing red of sunrise, to the hard white light of midday, to the golden rays of sunset. Informative captions by noted scholar Diane Sarofim Harle enhance the images and help us to appreciate the grandeur of these "stones of light," which, through the ages, have beckoned visitors to come face to face with the divine.