The Oxford Handbook Of The Valley Of The Kings

Author: Kent Weeks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199931631
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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.

The Valley Of Kashmir

Author: Sir Walter Roper Lawrence
Publisher: Asian Educational Services
ISBN: 9788120616301
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(Reprint London 1895 edn.)

Through The Valley

Author: James F. Humphries
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555878214
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"The fierce close combat in the remote areas of South Vietnam's northern provinces in 1967-1968 -- the battles of Hiep Duc, March 11, Nhi Ha, and Hill 406 -- has been strangely under-reported slice of the Vietnam War. Through the valley brings those battles into ... focus, chronicling the efforts of the ... Americal Division and the 196th Light Infantry Brigade ... Colonel Humphries draws on both his own combat experience and the eyewitness reports of fifty former veterans"--Jacket.

Guardians Of The Valley

Author: Edward J. Cashin
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570038211
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Edward J. Cashin, the preeminent historian of colonial Georgia history, offers an account of the Lower Chickasaws, who settled on the Savannah River near Augusta in the early eighteenth century and remained an integral part of the region until the American Revolution. Fierce allies to the English settlers, the Chickasaws served as trading partners, loyal protectors, and diplomatic representatives to other southeastern tribes. In the absence of their benevolence, the English settlements would not have developed as rapidly or securely in the Savannah River Valley. Aided by his unique access to the modern Chickasaw Nation, Cashin has woven together details on the eastern Chickasaws from diverse source materials to create this cohesive narrative set against the shifting backdrop of the southern frontier. The Chickasaws offered primary allegiance to South Carolina and Georgia at different times in their history but always served as a link in ongoing trade between Charleston and the Chickasaw homeland in what is now Mississippi. By recounting the political, social, and military interactions between the native peoples and settlers, Cashin introduces readers to a colorful cast of Chickasaw leaders, including Squirrel King, the Doctor, and Mingo Stoby, each an important component to a story that has until now gone untold.

Down In The Valley Writing In British Columbia

Author: Trevor Carolan
Publisher: Ekstasis Editions
ISBN: 9781894800594
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A breakthrough addition to Canada's regional literary renaissance, Down In The Valley is a sparkling collection of contemporary writing from B.C.'s fastest growing region, the magnificent Fraser Valley. These are poems and tales freighted with unexpected power and humility that celebrate new ways to sing the valley's old songs and stories, renewing them for the changing generational mosaic of our times.

Revival In The Valley Of Dry Bones

Author: Arthur Mackey Jr.
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1597811564
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In this book entitled Revival in the Valley of Dry Bones: Raising Up an Exceeding Great Army, Pastor Mackey states, "Clearly, there is a dire need today in our cities for a word of true prophetic destiny that sets the captive free from the brutal bondage of modern-day slavery where the poor are the last to be hired and the first to be fired. Even in the midst of the valley of apparent hopelessness, we must not give up,because there is divine hope from above. We can be the visionaries of victory rather than the everlasting victims of the vicious system."

Value In The Valley

Author: Iyanla Vanzant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074322647X
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“The most powerful spiritual healer, fixer, teacher on the planet.” —Oprah Winfrey Is it the job you hate but need in order to pay the rent? Is it that relationship that you gave your all to only to end up with a broken heart...again? Perhaps it's your children, a family member or a lifelong friend doing you in, dragging you down, pushing you to the brink. If you are an honorary member of the Black Woman's Suffering Society, you have probably been told that it's all your fault. Or that struggling and suffering is your lot in life. Iyanla Vanzant says NO! Life is an Act of Faith and suffering is optional! Those everyday challenges, obstacles, and dilemmas are what Iyanla calls valleys. As bad as they may seem, there is a purpose or, as Iyanla says, "There is so much value in the valley." Valley experiences open your eyes to the things you know but have difficulty facing and accepting. Valleys challenge your fears, strengthen your will, correct your misperceptions, and give you valuable insights into yourself, the world, and the people around you. Those dark, bleak, ugly experiences that make you most uncomfortable can help you to grow. Valley experiences let you know it is time to do a new thing in a new way. You may grit your teeth and dig in your heels, but, as you will see, that new thing can be daring, exciting, and even fun. If you learn your valley lessons well, you are bound to shake other people up too. Good! You need to display your brilliance and move into your own grace. You've got the power, and your thoughts, deeds, and actions are your ticket. When you muster up the strength to change how you do what you've been doing, you find the way out of the valley. As Iyanla says, "Valleys are not one-size-fits-all." In fact, they are custom-designed to teach you how to reach your highest potential -- to be divine, prosperous, and in alignment with your highest and greatest good. If you've ever been disappointed, betrayed, rejected, abandoned, or just plain old scared to let go, then you've been or may still be in a valley. Iyanla knows -- she's been there, and on a bad day she's still there, but now she shares with you the way out.

The Valley Of Fear

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 160520160X
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Sherlock Holmes, legendarily-if fictionally-the world's first consulting detective, returns for his fourth and final novel-length adventure in this 1915 book, originally serialized in the Strand Magazine from September 1914 to May 1915. In the course of investigating the apparent murder of one man-and discovering that the body belongs to another man entirely-Holmes and his sidekick and biographer Dr. Watson learn that they are up against the detective's most fiendish opponent, Professor James Moriarty. Can Holmes and Watson thwart Moriarty's agents in time to stop another murder? Scottish surgeon and political activist SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) turned his passions into stories and novels, producing fiction and nonfiction works sometimes controversial (The Great Boer War, 1900), sometimes fanciful (The Coming of the Fairies, 1922), and sometimes legendary (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892).

Guide Book For The Tourist And Traveler Over The Valley Railway

Author: John S. Reese
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873387354
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"Keep this before you as you ride along." So proclaimed John S. Reese in his Guide Book for the Tourist and Traveler over the Valley Railway! originally published in 1880. The Valley Railway began operations between Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, that same year as both a passenger and freight line. Reese's guide book provides a snapshot of the early history of this independent railroad company as well as the communities it passed through at a time of rapid economic growth. The Valley Railway hoped to play a role in that growing prosperity not only with industrial development but also in promoting recreation and tourism. It was in that spirit of boosterism that Reese penned his guide. As you page through this facsimile edition, you will have a sense of the 1880 environment in which the Valley Railway functioned as well as the history and heritage that the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad interprets today.