Author: Christiane Zivie-Coche
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801489549
Size: 43.38 MB
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Christiane Zivie-Coche, a distinguished Egyptologist surveys the long history of the Great Sphinx and discusses its original appearance, its functions and religious significance, its relation to the many other Egyptian sphinxes, and the various discoveries connected with it.

Book Of The Sphinx

Author: Willis Goth Regier
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803205260
Size: 62.44 MB
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Sought, the Sphinx seems everywhere, whether the guardian of the pyramids on Egypt's Giza plateau or the beautiful man-eater with a deadly riddle, to be approached with awful caution. The Sphinx, that icon painted, sculpted, engraved, and exalted in poetry, fiction, and music, so impressed the philosopher Hegel that he pronounced the creature “the symbol of the symbolic itself.” With a wealth of illustrations, Book of the Sphinx confirms Hegel's lofty judgment, finding the Sphinx everywhere: in tragedies, paintings, opera, murder mysteries, brothels, bars, and advertisements. Pursuing the Sphinx through kaleidoscopic sightings and encyclopedic observations, Willis Goth Regier plumbs the symbol's mysteries, conducting the reader down ever more perplexing and intriguing paths. Wonderfully readable, his highly idiosyncratic tour of the ages and the arts leads at last to a conception of the Sphinx that embraces nothing less than all that is unknowable—proving once again that confronting a Sphinx is one of the most dangerous and exhilarating adventures of the imagination.

At The Sign Of The Sphinx

Author: Carolyn Wells
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732648532
Size: 33.41 MB
Format: PDF
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Reproduction of the original: At the Sign of the Sphinx by Carolyn Wells


Author: Robin Cook
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447246470
Size: 46.16 MB
Format: PDF
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In Robin Cook's Sphinx, a treasure more valuable than any of the glittering relics in the Valley of the Kings, hidden for centuries, is waiting to unleash its deadly curse. No one had known the great golden Pharaoh existed. Erica Baron, expert Egyptologist, is the first to recognize his dangerous beauty. And as others join the chase, she is the first to feel the fear . . . Fear of a Pharoah’s secrets. Fear of the greed and evil her discovery will unveil . . .

The Pyramids The Sphinx

Author: Peter Lacovara
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593730222
Size: 59.68 MB
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This lavishly illustrated and well-documented book will be an invaluable resource to anyone traveling to or interested in Egypt.

Shooting The Sphinx

Author: Avram Noble Ludwig
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466877987
Size: 21.26 MB
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Shooting the Sphinx: a unique political thriller about an American filmmaker who becomes involved in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 by Avram Noble Ludwig. In Hollywood, Ari Basher is the stuff of legends, the man who always gets the impossible-to-film shots. In Cairo, however, he faces the most difficult and dangerous challenge of his career: he must photograph, from mere feet away, the face of the imperishable Sphinx. The film depends on it, but if Ari damages the ancient Sphinx, he could end up in an Egyptian prison for life or even dead. Compounding his troubles, Ari has saved a dark-haired revolutionary named Farah from being raped by government thugs, and she has turned his life around. Now he is caught in a web of intrigue, torn between his need to work with the military dictatorship to get the shot and his desire for this passionate revolutionary. Losing her is not an option. Will Ari join in the liberation of Egypt? Will he and Farah escape the country alive? Finally . . . will Ari get the shot? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reading The Sphinx

Author: L. Parramore
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230615708
Size: 45.67 MB
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Reading the Sphinx unearths buried conflicts in religion, myth, and the memory of Egypt in the West, illuminating issues of identity, inheritance, gender, and sexuality through cultural productions ranging from Herodotus to Freud.

The Hidden Chamber In The Great Sphinx

Author: Linda A. Cadose
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468508067
Size: 75.19 MB
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Egyptian archeologist, Dr. Khalid Saad discovers a hidden chamber in the right paw of the Great Spinx using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). He invites his life-long friend, American archeologist, Dr Cliff Post to join him on the expedition to open the hidden chamber. Cliff eagerly agrees. Before they can open the chamber, they must obtain a digging permit from the Supreme Council on Antiquities. To obtain the permit, Cliff and Khalid must contend with Dr. Hosnee Sadat who wants to open the chamber himself and to bar all westerners from the expedition. When the chamber is opened, they discover an ancient supercomputer composed of 13 crystal skulls. After the computer is discovered, Drs. Post and Saad are followed, spied on and kidnapped. The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx has a great deal of factually based information on ancient Egypt which is rolled into a fun mystery/adventure. Learn the fate of Drs. Post, Saad and Sadat.


Author: T. S. Learner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748115005
Size: 63.90 MB
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Alexandria, Egypt, 1977. During a clandestine dive to an old shipwreck, archaeologist Isabella Warnock unearths an artefact unlike anything she has ever seen: an astrarium, a powerful ancient device rumoured to have shaped the destinies of pharaos and kings since the beginning of time. But her discovery comes at a terrible price, and it falls to her husband Oliver to keep the priceless object safe. Grief-stricken, Oliver refuses to believe in the astrarium's mysterious significance - until he finds himself up against someone willing to go to any lengths to obtain the powerful device. Catapulted into an extraordinary world of conspiracy and Egyptology, where age-old sorcery and ancient legends clash violently with modern-day ambitions and the gritty world of oil exploration, Oliver has little time to get the astrarium to safety, before he, too, pays with his life...