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Pyramids and Alleys: Global Dynamics and Local Strategies In Giza

Petra Kuppinger

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The pyramids in Giza have constituted a dramatic point of interest for colonial and postcolonial tourism, Western cultural imaginations, national-development and state-promotion projects, as well as ... More


The Giza Zoo: Reappropriating Public Spaces, Reimagining Urban Beauty

Vincent Battesti

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Urban life in Cairo manages to articulate its own local responses. If some green spaces dot the landscape of the city and its suburban area, it is the not-peripheral (and quite green) zoo that the ... More


On the Great Pyramid

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with the author's arrival to Cairo University. The university was founded as a private college in 1908, then nationalized in 1925. The author wanted to be a journalist and during ... More


Dinner with Cleopatra

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the author's assignment to oversee Austrian archaeologist Karl Kromer's spring campaign on the Gebel Qibli, the south hill of the Giza plateau. Roughly 3 kilometers south of ... More


Consolidation

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Fieldwork in Egypt slackened for a time after the early 1830s but it did not cease entirely. Richard William Howard Vyse and John Shae Perring performed valuable though sometimes rough work at the ... More


The First Pyramid Builders

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the kings of the Third and Fourth dynasties, during which pyramid building had flourished. It starts with Djoser, the son and direct successor of Khasekhemwy, and the rise of ... More


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