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A Traveller's Key to Ancient Egypt Paperback – 18 Apr 1996


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Quest Books,U.S.; New edition edition (18 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0835607240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0835607247
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 10.9 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Information to the art and architecture of the sacred sites of ancient Egypt and of items in the Cairo and Luxor museums also provides coverage of modern Egyptology.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Brightman on 23 Feb 2000
Format: Paperback
Having been on one of West's Egypt tours, I found this guidebook an indispensable companion. If sets out clearly and readably the theories of Schwaller de Lubicz (and West's development of these) and shows how looking at the different sites from a Symbolist point of view can immeasurably enrich one's experience of Egypt.
There are especially detailed chapters on the pyramids and West's theory on the age of the Sphinx.
I recommend reading this in conjunction with West's Serpent in the Sky.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Dec 1998
Format: Paperback
I used this book as one of my guides on a trip to Egypt, and believe it would be helpful to anyone who wants to understand what they're seeing there. It has good explanations of what you will see, and of the author's view of the significance of it. But you must keep in mind that the author takes Ancient Egyptian beliefs more seriously than most 20th Century Americans--Some of his ideas are a bit dotty by my lights. But he is fair and reasonably unbiased. The book format is tall, narrow, and thick--probably about as small as possible to get the information across, but still larger than ideal if you plan to take it into the field with you in Egypt. The size ends up not being totally satisfactory for either leisurely reading or as a field companion. Still the only book I'm aware of that makes a serious effort to be an "on-the-spot" companion for viewing Egyptian antiquities in a studious way.
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By Patricia Angove on 24 Jan 2013
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Was very helpful for my trip to Egypt. I felt the book covered many aspects of ancient Egyptian culture and spiritual practice which made the temples I visited come to life.
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By jenny on 17 July 2014
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excellent book, everything you need to know and more, can't wait to return to Egypt for the 5th time!!
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By Ildiko V on 26 Aug 2014
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Interesting, but printed in very small letters. Uncomfortable to read.
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