The Fayum and Lake Moeris (Classic Reprint)

The Fayum and Lake Moeris Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Fayu m and Lake M ris During the last nine years it has fallen to the honourable lot of a small band of English engineers most of them trained in India to effect a revolution in the

Fayum mummy portraits Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits also Faiyum mummy portraits is the modern term given to a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Upper class mummies from Roman Egypt.They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world.The Fayum portraits are the only large body of art from that tradition to Faiyum Its name in English is also spelled as Fayum, Faiyum or El Faiy m.Faiyum was previously officially named Mad net El Faiy m Arabic for The City of Faiyum.The name Faiyum and its spelling variations may also refer to the Faiyum Oasis, although it is commonly used by Egyptians today to refer to the city. The modern name of the city comes from Coptic The Mysterious Fayum Portraits Faces from Ancient Egypt The Fayum portraits were created by the people of a flourishing district of Roman Egypt during the first three centuries AD In the old Egyptian tradition, these people embalmed the bodies of their dead, but then they placed over the mummy, a painted portrait to preserve the memory of each individual. Encaustic Painting Method Visual Arts Encyclopedia Fayum Mummy Portrait of a Young Woman c. BCE Louvre Encaustic Painting Method c. BCE present Contents What is Encaustic Paint Characteristics Advantages, Disadvantages Origins and History Fayum Mummy Portraits Byzantine Art Encaustic Painting in the Modern Era Fayum Mummy Portraits Expose Information About Precise A group of researchers has uncovered telling clues about the underlying surface shapes and colors of Fayum mummy portraits created during the Greco Roman and Coptic periods in Egypt. Ritratti del Fayyum Con l espressione ritratti del Fayyum, si designa una serie di circa ritratti funebri, fortemente realistici, realizzati per lo pi su tavole lignee, che ricoprivano i volti di alcune mummie egizie d et romana.Il nome deriva dalla pseudo oasi del Fayyum, il luogo da cui proviene la maggior parte delle opere.L importanza di tali raffigurazioni deriva, oltre che dal loro spiccato realismo El Fayum Romeins Pompeii In het oude Rome was het tot in de derde eeuw na Chr gebruikelijk je na de dood te laten cremeren Rijke mensen lieten hun portret beeldhouwen of er werden dodenmaskers gemaakt. RITRATTI DEL FAYUM romanoimpero I famosissimi ritratti del Fayum sono circa ritratti funebri, di grande impatto artistico, fortemente realistici, straordinariamente attuali, realizzati per lo pi su tavole lignee, che ricoprivano i volti di alcune mummie egizie d et romana. Mumienportrt Mumienportrt auch Fayumportrt ist die moderne Bezeichnung fr Portrts, die in gypten auf Holztafeln in die Mumienumhllung eingewickelt oder seltener auf die Umhllungen von Mumien gemalt wurden. Mumienportrts wurden in allen Teilen gyptens, mit einer besonderen Konzentration im Fajum zum Beispiel Hawara und in Antinoopolis, gefunden. Who we are, The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers Basketry is a very ancient craft, one of the first crafts adopted by humans The oldest known baskets so far discovered were found at Fayum in Egypt and have been carbon dated to around ,BC.

  • Title: The Fayum and Lake Moeris (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Robert Hanbury Brown
  • ISBN: 9781332042913
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from The Fayu m and Lake M ris During the last nine years it has fallen to the honourable lot of a small band of English engineers, most of them trained in India, to effect a revolution in the irrigation system of old Egypt, and thereby materially to improve the wealth and agricultural prosperity of the country This is not the place, nor would it be becoming on myExcerpt from The Fayu m and Lake M ris During the last nine years it has fallen to the honourable lot of a small band of English engineers, most of them trained in India, to effect a revolution in the irrigation system of old Egypt, and thereby materially to improve the wealth and agricultural prosperity of the country This is not the place, nor would it be becoming on my part to tell what has been effected, We had the happy fortune to find things at their lowest ebb We could hardly make a change without making an improvement In all these improvements Major Robert Hanbury Brown, R.E has from the first occupied a conspicuous place Few Englishmen have gone through so many summer seasons as he has, in the blazing heat of Upper Egypt For that has been his field of labour, and of that field the fertile, abnormal, neglected, quaint old Province of the Fayum forms a part Truly, an old world province whose historical roll carries us back to very early days, before that venerable Sheikh Abraham had made his emigration from Assyrian Haran a province abundantly watered, and therefore rich, and highly prized by Pharaoh and Ptolemy, Caesar and Arab Khalif, until Mameluke misrule and Turkish brutish ignorance let it fall into decay It has fallen to Major Brown to help to restore the Fayum, and he has thus obtained a very intimate knowledge of it He is not the first author on this subject Learned Germans and brilliant Frenchmen have already written on the Fayum Major Brown pretends neither to the learning of the one, nor to the brilliancy of the other, but he has, what neither one nor the other ever had, an accurate knowledge of the levels of the country This information is quite indispensable to the hydraulic engineer, and it is strange that that distinguished Frenchman M Linant de Bellefonds, who devoted so many years to the physical improvement of Egypt, should have been evidently without it About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooks This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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    1. I read this book several years ago for a research. It is fascinating and the pictures take you back to the time when the book was published, in 1892. I love old pictures and Ancient Egypt has been in my mind since I was a little kid and first saw the picture of a pyramid. Lake Moeris existed in ancient times and it seems nobody (at the time the book was written, at least) knew where it was located. It is now known as Lake Qarun. The author goes on some speculation citing that tourist of ancient [...]

    2. If you can get this book, do it! It is fantastic. The title is incorrect, though. It is "The Fayum and Lake Moeris."

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