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Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

Christina Riggs.

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 152 pages.

What did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it—and why has it had such an enduring appeal? Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short...

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Art and power

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 5242 words.

‘Art and power’ considers how works of art and architecture were used to negotiate power relationships between human beings in the complex, hierarchical society of ancient Egypt, and...

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The Coinage of Roman Egypt

Angelo Geissen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Historical Archaeology; Egyptology. 8462 words.

Already under the Ptolemies, the coinage of Egypt circulated in a closed currency system: foreign money had to be exchanged for the local currency at the borders, and Egyptian currency...

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The Coinage of the Ptolemies

Catharine C. Lorber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Egyptology. 8569 words.

The coinage of the Ptolemies stands apart from other royal Hellenistic currencies in interesting respects, including the prominence of gold and bronze coins vis-à-vis silver and the role of...

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Egypt on display

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 6055 words.

Museums have played an important role in shaping how we think about ancient Egyptian culture. When the Napoleonic wars ended and European governments established links with Muhammad Ali,...

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Four little words

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 5222 words.

‘Four little words’ analyses the meanings of ‘Ancient’, ‘Egyptian’, ‘art’, and ‘architecture’ in order to understand how Egyptian art and architecture are studied and discussed, why and how...

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Making Egyptian art and architecture

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 5410 words.

‘Making Egyptian art and architecture’ looks at the evidence for how artists, craftspeople, and architects, such as Irtysen from around 2000 bc, learned their trades and carried out their...

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Money and Prices in the Papyri, Ptolemaic Period

Sitta von Reden.

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Egyptology; Historical Archaeology. 10608 words.

This article examines developments in money and prices in Egypt during the Ptolemaic period based on numismatic and papyrological evidence. It first considers the introduction, spread, and...

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Out of Egypt

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 5394 words.

‘Out of Egypt’ considers how other cultures have engaged with ancient Egyptian art and architecture from the incorporation of Egypt in the Roman empire to the colonial era of Napoleon and...

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Signs, sex, status

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 5692 words.

Through the materials they used and the objects they made, ancient Egyptian artists and craftsmen turned animals, plants, and the Nile into metaphors for what cannot be seen: good and evil,...

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