Egypt: Splendors of an Ancient Civilization

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Rare is the book that can claim to match the visual experience of a journey along the Nile. "Egypt: Splendors of an Ancient Civilization" does just this, presenting in magnificent color some of the finest photographs ever taken of Egypt's monuments and fabulous treasures. Each location visited, from Tanis to Abu Simbel, is illustrated by a site plan and photographs of the principal structures and of objects from the site, allowing these extraordinary works of art to be appreciated in their original setting. ...
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Rare is the book that can claim to match the visual experience of a journey along the Nile. "Egypt: Splendors of an Ancient Civilization" does just this, presenting in magnificent color some of the finest photographs ever taken of Egypt's monuments and fabulous treasures. Each location visited, from Tanis to Abu Simbel, is illustrated by a site plan and photographs of the principal structures and of objects from the site, allowing these extraordinary works of art to be appreciated in their original setting. Specially commissioned and highly informative cross-sectional diagrams, including reconstructions of the tombs of Tutankhamum, Sethos I and Queen Nefertari, a double fold-out map of the course of the Nile and an illustrated glossary complete this panoramic study of Egyptian civilization.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780500016473
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 14.48 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 10
Kemet, the Black Land 16
Five Thousand Years of History 36
Voyages and Voyagers 66
Temples and Tombs in the Land of the Pharaohs 110
Glossary 280
Bibliography 286
Index 288
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