Pharaonengold
3.000 Jahre altägyptische Hochkultur

Editor(s)

Meinrad Maria Grewenig, Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

Author(s)

Meinrad Maria Grewenig

Design

Glas AG

Pages

256

Illustrations

300

Cover

Softcover

Size

24 x 28 cm

Language(s)

German

ISBN

978-394-756-340-1

The Mysterious World of the Pharaohs and their Magical Relationship to Gold

Hardly any other culture fascinates as much as the high culture of ancient Egypt. At its center were the pharaohs, those legendary kings who, according to the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, descended directly from the gods. Gold was ascribed a special symbolic and religious power; it stood for eternity and indestructibility and, as the “flesh of the gods,” was a sacred metal. The book brings together 150 exhibits from pharaonic tombs from the Old Kingdom of the Third Dynasty (circa 2680 B.C.E.) and the oldest gold statue of an Egyptian pharaoh to Tutankhamun and Horemheb (circa 1330–1310 B.C.E.).

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