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Wilkinson, Richard H.

Works: 54 works in 328 publications in 6 languages and 8,844 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: N5350, 299.31211
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Most widely held works by Richard H Wilkinson
The complete gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society."--Jacket
The complete temples of ancient Egypt by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temples of ancient Egypt include the largest and perhaps most impressive religious monuments the world has ever known. Mansions of the gods, models of Egypt and of the universe, focal points of worship, great treasure houses and islands of order in a cosmic sea of chaos--the temples were all these things and more. This book traces their development from the earliest times, looking at every aspect of their construction, decoration, symbolism and function. All of Egypt's surviving temples--from the gargantuan temple of Amun at Karnak, to minuscule shrines such as the oasis Oracle of Siwa, where Alexander went to hear himself proclaimed god--are discussed and illustrated. "Houses of Eternity" considers the historical origin and evolution of Egyptian temples, their growth and decline, and their modern rediscovery.--From publisher description
The complete Valley of the Kings : tombs and treasures of Egypt's greatest pharaohs by Nicholas Reeves( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a history of the Egyptian Valley of the Kings and the antiquities found there
Reading Egyptian art : a hieroglyphic guide to ancient Egyptian painting and sculpture by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

45 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of ancient Egypt has excited imaginations for centuries. But without knowledge of hieroglyphic images, Egypt's rich artistic legacy, from colossal statues to finely wrought jewelry and minuscule charms, remains obscure. Here, for the first time, is an introduction to the symbolic language of hieroglyphs: a directory of the one hundred signs used most often in Egyptian painting and sculpture--from seated man and lion to vulture and ankh. This great repertoire of
Symbol & magic in Egyptian art by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is scarcely an Egyptian temple, pyramid, obelisk, wall painting or sculpture that does not possess some hidden meaning - a meaning which can only be understood by reference to the fundamental symbolic code used by the ancient Egyptians. Symbol and Magic in Egyptian Art reveals the language of this ancient code, which endured for thousands of years. Its formulae include the symbolism of shape and size, in which animals could represent kings, and amulets such as the cowrie shell became potent embodiments of sexuality; the significance of location, where the placement of images within royal tombs and the orientation of temples held sacred associations; color symbolism, where red could signify the sun or blood, but also life, destruction or Seth, god of chaos; the magical meaning of numbers, in which two represented duality, three plurality, four totality and completeness, and seven embodied perfection; hieroglyphic signs, the living words of gods and kings, which were often the key to the full meaning of an Egyptian wall painting or sculpture; and the language of the body, including gestures of dominance and submission, mourning and rejoicing."--BOOK JACKET. "This highly original and authoritative guide is the first-ever thematic treatment of these and other similar aspects of Egyptian art. Accompanying illustration sections allow the reader to see and understand the ancient works as the Egyptians once did themselves. Symbol and Magic in Egyptian Art will appeal to the art lover, traveler, Egyptophile and anyone fascinated by the mysteries of ancient symbols."--Jacket
Egyptology today by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptology Today examines how modern scholars examine all aspects of ancient Egypt, one of the greatest of all ancient civilizations. In essays by a team of archaeologists, curators, scholars and conservators who are actively involved in research or applied aspects of Egyptology, this book looks at the techniques and methods that are used to increase our understanding of a distant culture that was as old to the Greeks and Romans as these cultures are to us
Tausret : forgotten queen and pharaoh of Egypt by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title reveals the relatively unknown story of one of the only women to ever rule ancient Egypt as a king. The book brings together distinguished scholars whose research and excavations have recovered the history of this nearly forgotten female pharaoh
Pharaoh's land and beyond : Ancient Egypt and its neighbors by Pearce Paul Creasman( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of pharaonic Egypt as a unified, homogeneous, and isolated cultural entity is misleading. Ancient Egypt was a rich tapestry of social, religious, technological, and economic interconnections among numerous cultures from disparate lands. In fifteen chapters divided into five thematic groups, Pharaoh's Land and Beyond uniquely examines Egypt's relationship with its wider world. The first section details the geographical contexts of interconnections by examining ancient Egyptian exploration, maritime routes, and overland passages. In the next section, chapters address the human principals of association: peoples, with the attendant difficulties of differentiating ethnic identities from the record; diplomatic actors, with their complex balances and presentations of power; and the military, with its evolving role in pharaonic expansion. Natural events, from droughts and floods to illness and epidemics, also played significant roles in this ancient world, as examined in the third section. The final two sections explore the physical manifestations of interconnections between pharaonic Egypt and its neighbors, first in the form of material objects and second, in the powerful exchange of ideas. Whether through diffusion and borrowing of knowledge and technology, through the flow of words by script and literature, or through exchanges in the religious sphere, the pharaonic Egypt that we know today was constantly changing--and changing the cultures around it. This illustrious work represents the first synthesis of these cultural relationships, unbounded by time, geography, or mode. --
The Oxford handbook of the Valley of the Kings( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The royal necropolis of New Kingdom Egypt, known as the Valley of the Kings (KV), is one of the most important--and celebrated--archaeological sites in the world. Located on the west bank of the Nile river, about three miles west of modern Luxor, the valley is home to more than sixty tombs, all dating to the second millennium BCE. The most famous of these is the tomb of Tutankhamun, first discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Other famous pharaoh's interred here include Hatshepsut, the only queen found in the valley, and Ramesses II, ancient Egypt's greatest ruler. Much has transpired in the study and exploration of the Valley of the Kings over the last few years. Several major discoveries have been made, notably the many-chambered KV5 (tomb of the sons of Ramesses II) and KV 63, a previously unknown tomb found in the heart of the valley. Many areas of the royal valley have been explored for the first time using new technologies, revealing ancient huts, shrines, and stelae. New studies of the DNA, filiation, cranio-facial reconstructions, and other aspects of the royal mummies have produced important and sometimes controversial results. The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings provides an up-to-date and thorough reference designed to fill a very real gap in the literature of Egyptology. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, and researchers with an interest in this key area of Egyptian archaeology. First, introductory chapters locate the Valley of the Kings in space and time. Subsequent chapters offer focused examinations of individual tombs: their construction, content, development, and significance. Finally, the book discusses the current status of ongoing issues of preservation and archaeology, such as conservation, tourism, and site management. In addition to recent work mentioned above, aerial imaging, remote sensing, studies of the tombs' architectural and decorative symbolism, problems of conservation site management, and studies of KV-related temples are just some of the aspects not covered in any other work on the Valley of the Kings. This volume promises to become the primary scholarly reference work on this important World Heritage Site." -- Publisher's description
Egyptian scarabs by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo leer el arte egipcio : guía de jeroglíficos del antiguo Egipto by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La obra propone una introducción al lenguaje simbólico de los jeroglíficos. Está concebida como una guía de los signos más utilizados en la pintura y la escultura egipcias, organizados temáticamente, con la descripción y explicación de sus distintos significados, y acompañado de ilustraciones
Valley of the Sun Kings : new explorations in the Tombs of the Pharaohs : papers from the University of Arizona International Conference on the Valley of the Kings by Valley of the kings (International conference)( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Welt der Tempel im alten Ägypten by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dal der Koningen : graftomben en schatten van de grootste farao's by Nicholas Reeves( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van alle graftomben in de Vallei der Koningen in Thebe (Egypte), met de verhalen van de farao's, de rovers en de archeologen
Das Tal der Könige : geheimnisvolles Totenreich der Pharaonen by Nicholas Reeves( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thebes and beyond : studies in honor of Kent R. Weeks( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeological research in the Valley of the Kings and ancient Thebes : papers presented in honor of Richard H. Wilkinson( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionnaire illustré des dieux et déesses de l'Égypte ancienne by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temple of Tausret : the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition Tausret Temple project, 2004-2011 by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Temple of Tausret summarizes the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition's excavation of the monument built by Queen Tausret, one of the few women to rule ancient Egypt as pharaoh in all the thousands of years of Egyptian history. This project, conducted between 2004-2011, not only demonstrated that the temple site was only partially excavated in the nineteenth century by the great British archaeologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, but also that the belief that the temple was unfinished in ancient times is unfounded. The book looks at the often surprising evidence the Arizona excavations have recovered regarding both the history of the temple and the reign of this little known female pharaoh. Individual chapters cover all aspects of the excavation, as well as the artifacts, pottery, burials, human remains, and inscriptions discovered. The book includes over one hundred illustrations and a CD ROM with every map, plan and photograph from the book, allowing the reader to view the illustrations at a much larger size and all in full color
Tempels van het oude Egypte : ontwikkeling, bouw, functie, riten, symboliek by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The complete gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt
The complete temples of ancient EgyptThe complete Valley of the Kings : tombs and treasures of Egypt's greatest pharaohsReading Egyptian art : a hieroglyphic guide to ancient Egyptian painting and sculptureSymbol & magic in Egyptian artEgyptology todayEgyptian scarabs
Alternative Names
Richard H. Wilkinson American egyptologist

Richard H. Wilkinson Amerikaans egyptoloog

Richard H. Wilkinson US-amerikanischer Ägyptologe

Wilkinson, Richard

Wilkinson, Richard H.

Wilkinsūn, Rītšārd H.

ولكنسون, ريتشارد هـ.

ウィルキンソン, リチャード・H

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