Antiquity Imagined: The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the by Robin Derricourt PDF

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By Robin Derricourt

ISBN-10: 1784532754

ISBN-13: 9781784532758

Outsiders have lengthy attributed to the center East, and particularly to historical Egypt, meanings that cross manner past the rational and observable. The zone has been visible because the resource of civilization, faith, the sciences and the humanities; but in addition of mystical wisdom and outlandish theories, no matter if concerning the misplaced urban of Atlantis or visits via alien beings. In his exploration of ways its previous has been creatively interpreted by way of later a while, Robin Derricourt surveys a few of the claims which were made for Egypt - really the concept that it harbours an esoteric knowledge important to the world’s survival. He appears to be like at ‘alternative’ interpretations of the pyramids, from maps of area and time to touchdown markers for UFOs; at photos of the Egyptian mummy and on the renowned mythology of the ‘pharaoh’s curse’; and at imperialist principles of racial superiority that credited Egypt with spreading ideas and innovations so far as the Americas, Australia and China. together with arcane principles concerning the misplaced Ten Tribes of biblical Israel, the writer enlarges his concentration to incorporate the Levant. His ebook is the 1st to teach intensive how historical Egypt and the encompassing lands have so consistently and seductively tantalised the Western imagination.

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