Warning Cookies are used on this site to provide the best user experience. If you continue, we assume that you agree to receive cookies from this site. OK

International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Egyptian Tomb Architecture

The archaeological facts of pharaonic circular symbolism

£25.00
Author:
David I. Lightbody
Publication Year:
2008
Language:
English
Paperback:
104pp. Includes 77 figures, maps, plans, drawings and photographs, 4 data Appendices
ISBN 10:
1407303392
ISBN:
9781407303390
BAR number:
S1852
Add to wish list
+

Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
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.