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Wilkinson, Richard H.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 239 publications in 7 languages and 8,170 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Designs and plans 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: N5350, 299.31211
Publication Timeline
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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 )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,696 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 )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,365 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 C. N Reeves( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,365 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 )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,323 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 )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,146 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 )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 388 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 between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of only a few women who ruled ancient Egypt as a king during its thousands of years of history, Tausret was the last pharaoh of the 19th dynasty (c. 1200 BCE), the last ruling descendent of Ramesses the Great, and one of only two female monarchs buried in Egypt's renowned Valley of the Kings. Though mentioned even in Homer as the pharaoh of Egypt who interacted with Helen at the time of the Trojan War, she has long remained a figure shrouded in mystery, hardly known even by many Egyptologists. Nevertheless, recent archaeological discoveries have illuminated Tausret's importance, her accomplishments, and the extent of her influence. Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt combines distinguished scholars whose research and excavations have increased our understanding of the life and reign of this great woman. This lavishly illustrated book utilizes recent discoveries to correctly position Tausret alongside famous ruling queens such as Hatshepsut and Cleopatra, figures who have long dominated our view of the female monarchs of ancient Egypt. Tausret brings together archaeological, historical, women's studies, and other approaches to provide a scholarly yet accessible volume that will be an important contribution to the literature of Egyptology -- and one with appeal to both scholars and anyone with an interest in ancient Egypt culture
Egyptian scarabs by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 55 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
Die Welt der Tempel im alten Ägypten by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 International Conference on the Valley of the Kings( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Tal der Könige : geheimnisvolles Totenreich der Pharaonen by C. N Reeves( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magia y símbolo en el arte egipcio by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todos los dioses del Antiguo Egipto by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hieroglyphic guide to ancient Egyptian painting and sculpture by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los templos del Antiguo Egipto by Richard H Wilkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Richard H. Wilkinson American Egyptologist

Richard H. Wilkinson US-amerikanischer Ägyptologe

Wilkinson, Richard

Wilkinson, Richard H.

ウィルキンソン, リチャード・H

Languages
English (139)

Spanish (19)

German (18)

Swedish (3)

Dutch (3)

French (1)

Italian (1)

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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 scarabsA hieroglyphic guide to ancient Egyptian painting and sculpture