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HART 2210 - Art & Architecture of Ancient Egypt - Lee: Egyptology & Popular Culture

Your Name in Hieroglyphs

Click on the cartouche to write your name in hieroglyphs

Amelia Peabody Series

Amelia Peabody

"The Egypt that so enticed and enchanted intrepid archaeologist-sleuth Amelia Peabody in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries was a place of wonder, mystery, danger, and the lure of antiquity."

Egyptomania in Your Own Backyard!

Downtown Presbyterian Church (formerly the First Presbyterian Church)

154 Fifth Avenue, Nashville

National Register for Historic Places NRIS Number:  70000608

Designed in 1849 afor the First Presbyterian Church by William Strickland, architect for the State Capitol, the building was complete in 1851.  The Downtown Presbyterian Church is the largest and best preserved example of an Egyptian Review church building in America.  It is representative of the Egyptian style of architecture with Egyptian columns and moldings.

The church was once the largest building in Nashville, and during the Civil War the building was seized by the United States government and used as a hospital. 

For additional information visit:

The Downtown Presbyterian Church 

Several color photos and a brief history of the church.

Built in America collection at the Library of Congress

Black and white photos and a detailed description and construction history.


Interior view, Downtown Presbyterian Church

Downtown Presbyterian Church

Interior View Looking South

Photo Credit: Jack E. Boucher, 1970


Pyramide du Louvre

Louvre Pyramid

Louvre Pyramid, Paris

Designed by I. M. Pei

Completed in 1989

A large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoleon) of the Louvre in Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.

The Book of the Dead - The Mummy

Never underestimate the power of a book!

Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles

An MTV Classic

King Tut - Steve Martin

Downtown Presbyterian Church

Entrance Detail, Downtown Presbyterian Church

Downtown Presbyterian Church

North Front, Entrance Detail

Photo credit: Jack E. Boucher, 1970


Interior view, Downtown Presbyterian Church

Downtown Presbyterian Church

Interior View Looking South

Photo Credit: Downtown Presbyterian Church

Philip Glass Opera AKHNATEN

The love duet between Akhnaten (Paul Esswood-countertenor) and Nefertiti (Milagro Vargas-alto).