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By Christina Riggs

From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, historical Egyptian paintings fills the galleries of a few of the world's maximum museums, whereas the structure of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted travelers to Egypt for hundreds of years. yet what did Egyptian artwork and structure suggest to the folk who first made and used it - and why has it had such a permanent attraction?

In this Very brief Introduction, Christina Riggs explores the visible arts produced in Egypt over a span of a few 4,000 years. The tales in the back of those items and constructions have a lot to inform us approximately how humans in historic Egypt lived their lives when it comes to one another, the typical surroundings, and the realm of the gods. Demonstrating how historic Egypt has involved Western audiences over the centuries with its extraordinary pyramids, eerie mummies, and distinct visible type, Riggs considers the connection among historic Egypt and the trendy international.

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In a curved defensive line across Aboukir Bay. The French sailors were primarily concerned with finding supplies. and over one-quarter of them were on shore. with some foraging as far away as Alexandria and Rosetta. Despite an appearance of strength. the ships were only prepared for an attack from the seaward side - the guns on the landward side were not manned and some were obstructed by stores and baggage. It was two in the afternoon when the leading ships of Nelson's fleet rounded the headland of Aboukir.

Having safely reached Egypt, no time could be wasted in getting ashore, because the French knew that British warships might appear at any time to attack before the army was disembarked and before the French fleet could be reorganized into battle formation. The landing began off Marabout beach, to the west of Alexandria, at about midday on 1 July, but the ships were some three miles off­ shore, with rocks and reefs between them and the beach, and the weather was rapidly deteriorating. The first boats reached land at eight in the evening, and the troops continued disembarking all through the night.

They had been regarded as a low priority. and some had not been treated very well after the main force had left the ships. being made to sleep on deck and denied food. Most were unceremoniously dumped on the outskirts of Alexandria. along with their personal luggage. and were left to fend for themselves. Alexandria was a shock and a dis­ appointment. There was no trace of the city that had once been the cultural and intellectual centre of the ancient world. 000 volumes. its temples. theatres. pal­ aces and the tomb of Alexander the Great.

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