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James, T. G. H. (Thomas Garnet Henry)

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Most widely held works by T. G. H James
Pharaoh's people : scenes from life in Imperial Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Popular interest in ancient Egypt has too often tended to focus on the deeds of rulers, great nobles and priests. In Pharaoh's People, T. G. H. James by contrast examines the daily working lives of ordinary Egyptians: bureaucrats and scribes; builders and farmers; carpenters and jewellers. What sort of houses did they live in and how were they furnished? How was justice administered? What do we know about their family relationships, about their rivalries and quarrels, their hopes and dreams and the daily minutiae of their lives? T. G. H. James has drawn on the evidence of paintings and inscriptions from tombs and temples, from official archives, private correspondence, accounts and dispatches. As he reveals the fascinating intricacies of daily life under the pharaohs, we realise how much our own lives have in common with those who worked along the Nile nearly four thousand years ago."
Howard Carter : the path to Tutankhamun by T. G. H James( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In November 1922, a momentous discovery - unlike any other before or since - was to change our understanding of the ancient world. Until now, however, the marvellous story of Carter's quest for Tutankhamun, and its culmination in his unearthing of the intact, treasure-filled tomb, has been without a reliable account of the man behind the discovery and the myths that have surrounded it." "Howard Carter's career was a remarkable one: he had arrived in Egypt 30 years earlier as a 17-year-old 'tracer' with rudimentary education, and progressed to become the first Chief Inspector of Antiquities in Upper Egypt. An improbable but auspicious partnership with the fifth Earl of Carnarvon developed, in which the young Carter acted as assistant and 'learned man' to the aristocrat's excavations in the Theban necropolis. But it was the legendary discovery of the Valley of the Kings and Carter's painstaking clearance of the intact royal burial that were to secure his place in history. He became an international celebrity, simultaneously honoured and vilified wherever he went, but he was also a sad, disillusioned man whose success never brought any reward of happiness. T.G.H. James' definitive biography is both the story of perhaps the most renowned archaeologist of all time and of essentially a tragic human being."--Jacket
Ancient Egypt : the land and its legacy by T. G. H James( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, reviews ancient Egyptian history, and assesses Egyptian achievements. Also, artifacts and where they were found
Ancient Egypt; a cultural topography by Hermann Kees( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and German and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British Museum by Edna R Russmann( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eternal Egypt features a selection of the most important and beautiful objects from ancient Egypt, a civilization of enduring fascination. Written by Edna R. Russmann, with contributions by a distinguished team of international scholars, the lively text examines over 140 works and highlights the extraordinary artistic achievement that they represent. The book is published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and The British Museum and drawn exclusively from the collection of The British Museum, which is among the finest in the world. Illustrated with images of the works in the exhibition, as well as comparative materials, Eternal Egypt is that rare book of interest and value to the general and scholarly audience alike."--Jacket
The archaeology of ancient Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses archaeological discoveries in Egypt and the importance of these excavations to the study of ancient Egyptian history
Tutankhamun by T. G. H James( Book )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliantly produced volume on one of the most intriguing historical figures ever-oversized and lavishly illustrated with 8 pages of gatefolds, 400 color images, the highest quality paper, and a three-piece linen-bound cover! Until Howard Carter finally discovered Tutankhamun's tomb, the magnificence of the young king's legacy, left behind more than 3,000 years ago, was merely legend. What Carter unearthed in 1922, after years of painstaking work, exceeded anyone's expectations--and created a worldwide sensation. Come along on Carter's groundbreaking archeological adventure, courtesy of the British Museum's longtime keeper of Egyptian antiquities and author of several books on the subject. From the first shovel that dug into Egyptian earth to the uncovering of Tut's body, you're there every step of the way, enlightened by knowledge of the life and background of the Boy Pharaoh, this incredible historical significance of his brief reign, and an overview of his world. Renowned art photographer Araldo De Luca brings us virtually inside the tomb with over 400 pictures all taken especially for this book: from pendants, bangles, and collars to furniture, royal regalia and weapons, this is a dazzling display in both words and all-new photographs of the most breathtaking treasure trove in the history of the world
Excavating in Egypt : the Egypt Exploration Society, 1882-1982 by T. G. H James( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian sculpture by British Museum( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history and description of the Egyptian Collection at the British Museum
A short history of ancient Egypt : from predynastic to Roman times by T. G. H James( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temples and tombs : treasures of Egyptian art from the British Museum by Edna R Russmann( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The British Museum possesses one of the world's foremost collections of Egyptian antiquities. Temples and Tombs provides readers with an invaluable opportunity to view renowned masterpieces and little-known treasures from the museum's collection. The eighty-five objects featured within these pages span a full range of pharaonic history - from shortly before the Third Dynasty, about 2686 B.C., to the Roman occupation of the fourth century A.D. - and cover each of the four periods into which ancient Egyptian history is divided: Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, and the Late Period." "Presented here are a wide variety of objects - sculpture, relief, papyri, ostraca, jewelry, cosmetic objects, and funerary items - in a variety of media, including stone, wood, terra, cotta, gold, glass, and papyrus, each categorized according to its use in ancient culture. From objects made for temples of the gods and funerary monuments, to the objects used daily by artists and nobles and ritual objects concerning death and the afterlife, the treasures collected here are a testament to the rich, vibrant, and captivating culture of the ancient Egyptians."--Jacket
Myths and legends of ancient Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of fourteen Egyptian myths accompanied by background material about Egyptian civilization
An introduction to Ancient Egypt by British Museum( Book )

23 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Carter : the path to Tutankhamun by T. G. H James( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The general understanding of the life and career of Howard Carter is dominated by his discovery in 1922 of the tomb of Tutankhamun. By this time he had already spent nearly thirty years in Egypt, much of it in archaeological activity other than excavation. This book places the great discovery in the context of Carter's whole career, describing the clearly defined stages by which a young man of 17, brought to Egypt as a 'tracer' and knowing little beyond how to use a pencil and an artist's brush, became what one great Egyptologist called 'the very best artist', was appointed at the age of 26 the first Chief Inspector of Antiquities in Upper Egypt, and by good fortune out of disaster became 'the learned man' who assisted the 5th Earl of Carnarvon in his Theban excavations. Howard Carter's career before Tutankhamun was by no means confined to grubbing in unimportant sites. He was fortunate to be working in Egypt in the years when excavation and other forms of field-work, especially epigraphy, were developing beyond the amateurism and informal buccaneering of earlier times. His natural talents as artist, observer, and practical man, with his rare sympathy and understanding of the Egyptians who lived and worked in the prime excavation sites, made him well suited to the uncertain conditions and unpredictable results of archaeological activities. Of modest origin, and by nature a solitary man, he was drawn to the grand life of those who made Egyptology a rich man's pastime in the early years of the twentieth century; of irascible and stubborn temper, he often alienated his supporters, and threatened his own downfall. He was not an easy man to be involved with. In this study of a complex character, who ultimately achieved supreme archaeological triumph, much use has been made of a wide range of documentary sources, including some never previously exploited, so as to place Howard Carter in the social and political milieux of Egypt at a period of great change
Egyptian painting and drawing in the British Museum by T. G. H James( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Museum concise introduction to ancient Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book is a concise and readable survey of the unique civilization that developed within the specific geography of ancient Egypt and its influential river, the Nile. Designed especially for the non-specialist, each chapter deals with a general theme and is highly illustrated for easy browsing, making this an ideal book for anyone interested in learning more about this rich and well-documented culture." "Distilled from the latest discoveries, fieldwork and research by a well-known world authority, the text is spiced with ideas based on the author's long experience in his field. Neither controversial nor bland, the book makes a stimulating starting point for anyone studying or visiting Egypt. The main text is supported by a wealth of reference information, including guides to further reading, an annotated list of important museum collections and a king-list with a selection of illustrated royal cartouches."--Book jacket
Egyptian painting and drawing in the British Museum by T. G. H James( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mummies : tales from the Egyptian Crypts( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptologists and the latest computer technology bring the wonders of ancient Egypt to life
Egyptian sculptures by T. G. H James( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ḥeḳanakhte papers, and other early Middle Kingdom documents by T. G. H James( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Howard Carter : the path to Tutankhamun
Howard Carter : the path to TutankhamunAncient Egypt : the land and its legacyEternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British MuseumTutankhamunA short history of ancient Egypt : from predynastic to Roman timesTemples and tombs : treasures of Egyptian art from the British MuseumEgyptian painting and drawing in the British MuseumThe British Museum concise introduction to ancient EgyptEgyptian painting and drawing in the British Museum
Alternative Names
James, Harry.

James, Harry 1923-2009

James, T. G.

James, T. G. H.

James, T. G. Henry

James, T. G. Henry 1923-2009

James, Thomas G. 1923-2009

James, Thomas Garnet Henry

James, Thomas Garnet Henry 1923-2009

T. G. H. James

Thomas Garnet Henry James britischer Ägyptologe

Thomas Garnet Henry James Brits archeoloog (1923-2009)

Thomas Garnet Henry James egittologo britannico

ت. ج. هـ. جيمز، 1923-2009

جيميز، ت. ج.، 1923-2009