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 +"As early as [[French campaign in Egypt and Syria|Napoleon's campaigns into Egypt]] the [[Orientalism|Orient]] fascinated Europe. It was [[Vivant Denon]]'s ''[[Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt]]'' that would kick start [[Egyptomania]]." --Sholem Stein
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-'''''Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte''''' (Eng: '''Travel in Lower and Upper Egypt''') is a book by [[Dominique Vivant]] published in [[1802]].+'''''Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte''''' (Eng: '''Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt''') is a book by [[Dominique Vivant]] published in [[1802]], translated in English as ''Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt'' in 1803.
-At [[Bonaparte]]'s invitation Dominique Vivant joined the [[expedition to Egypt]] as part of the arts and literature section of the [[Institut d'Égypte]], and thus found the opportunity of gathering the materials for his most important literary and artistic work. He accompanied [[Louis Charles Antoine Desaix de Veygoux|General Desaix]] to [[Upper Egypt]], and made numerous sketches of the monuments of [[ancient art]], sometimes under the very fire of the enemy. The results were published in his ''Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte'' (''Journey in [[Lower Egypt|Lower]] and [[Upper Egypt|Upper]] [[Ancient Egypt|Egypt]]''), published as two volumes in 1802. The work crowned his reputation both as an archaeologist and as an artist, and sparked the Egyptian Revival in architecture and decorative arts. See:[[Egyptian revival architecture]] and [[Egyptian revival decorative arts]]. +At [[Napoleon]]'s invitation Dominique Vivant joined the [[French campaign in Egypt and Syria]] as part of the arts and literature section of the [[Institut d'Égypte]], and thus found the opportunity of gathering the materials for his most important literary and artistic work. He accompanied general [[Louis Desaix]] to [[Upper Egypt]], and made numerous sketches of the monuments of [[ancient art]], sometimes under the very fire of the enemy.
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 +The results were published in this book and published as two volumes in 1802. The work crowned his reputation both as an [[archaeologist]] and as an artist, and sparked the [[Egyptian revival architecture|Egyptian Revival in architecture]] and [[Egyptian revival decorative arts|decorative arts]].
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 +The book also featured the first drawing of the [[Zodiac]]. Since the zodiac was on the ceiling of a dark chapel, he had to lie on his back and draw by [[candlelight]].
 +==See also==
 +*[[Lower Egypt]]
 +*[[Upper Egypt]]
 +*[[Ancient Egypt]]
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Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte (Eng: Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt) is a book by Dominique Vivant published in 1802, translated in English as Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt in 1803.

At Napoleon's invitation Dominique Vivant joined the French campaign in Egypt and Syria as part of the arts and literature section of the Institut d'Égypte, and thus found the opportunity of gathering the materials for his most important literary and artistic work. He accompanied general Louis Desaix to Upper Egypt, and made numerous sketches of the monuments of ancient art, sometimes under the very fire of the enemy.

The results were published in this book and published as two volumes in 1802. The work crowned his reputation both as an archaeologist and as an artist, and sparked the Egyptian Revival in architecture and decorative arts.

The book also featured the first drawing of the Zodiac. Since the zodiac was on the ceiling of a dark chapel, he had to lie on his back and draw by candlelight.

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