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The Beautiful Face of Ra: The Role of Sunlight in the Architecture of Ancient Egypt  

Giulio Magli

In the famous projects of ancient Egyptian architecture, sunlight had always a special role. An expert use of light and shadows helped in creating halls filled with sacredness in many ... More

Classical Architecture  

Donald M. Bailey

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article looks at the evidence for classical architecture in stone in the urban centres of Middle Egypt, including one new Greek city and three metropoleis. These are Antinoopolis, the ... More

Egyptian Temples  

Martina Minas‐Nerpel

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article focuses on architecture, decoration, and certain questions of cult topography. In a rather smooth transition from the Ptolemaic to the Roman period, Egyptian temples continued ... More

Nilotica and the Image of Egypt  

Molly Swetnam‐Burland

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article surveys Roman art known as 'nilotica' — artistic representations of Egypt and its residents. Though the word is ancient, the underlying concept is best understood as a ... More

Portraits  

Barbara E. Borg

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article considers changes in Egyptian use of portraiture, which occurred around the same time as the establishment of Roman dominion. The most obvious change is a sudden increase in ... More

A World Without Play?: Children in Ancient Egyptian Art and Iconography  

Nicola Harrington

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
Social status, religious affiliations and beliefs, wealth, power, aspirations, and desires were all expressed through ancient Egyptian iconography, but children and the process of growing ... More

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