Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Ancient Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World

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In this scholarly yet accessible work, Desroches Noblecourt substantiates how the fundamental ideas, principles, and beliefs on which Western civilization is based originated in ancient Egypt. From the symbol of the lion as king of the animals to the design of Greek columns, she traces the evolution of ideas back to the pre-Christian era in Egypt. Anubis, with his head of a black dog, is an earlier form of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, while Saint George mounted on his horse slaying the dragon echoes ...

Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Ancient Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World 2007, Flammarion-Pere Castor, Paris, France

ISBN-13: 9782080305626

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