Consuming Ancient Egyptby Sally MacDonald, Michael Rice
Pub. Date: 08/05/2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
This fun and fascinating collection of 14 essays describes various permutations of popular interpretations of ancient Egypt, with chapters on mummys in film, stage, and literature; staging of the opera Aida; ways ancient Egypt is presented to tourists; ancient Egypt in French advertising; presentation of Egyptian collections in museums, especially in the British Museum; and Hollywood films about pharoahs. The authors include archaeologists, Egyptologists, curators, a museum director, a filmmaker, and a writer. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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