Egypt of the Pharaohs

Egypt of the Pharaohs

by Brian M. Fagan
     
 

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The Egyptians gave us the great pyramids, the Sphinx, magnificent treasures, and some of the most beautiful art and architecture in history. Brian Fagan, a renowned lecturer and professor of archaeology, makes this ancient civilization come alive, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey, spanning 6,000 years, into the world of Seti, Ramses II, Tutankhamun,

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The Egyptians gave us the great pyramids, the Sphinx, magnificent treasures, and some of the most beautiful art and architecture in history. Brian Fagan, a renowned lecturer and professor of archaeology, makes this ancient civilization come alive, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey, spanning 6,000 years, into the world of Seti, Ramses II, Tutankhamun, and other pharaohs who left evidence of their mighty achievements.

Egypt of the Pharaohs weaves together fascinating details of daily life and dynastic intrigue and also delves into the generations of explorers, treasure hunters, and archaeologists who—not always with honorable objectives—searched, studied, and plundered Egypt's past glories. The search goes on, and Brian Fagan relates the latest findings of modern-day archaeologists who continue to unearth fresh evidence of how ancient Egyptians lived and died.

Stunning photographs—many never before seen—enrich this comprehensive and engrossing work. Egypt of the Pharaohs will be irrestible to armchair Egyptologists and all those eager to learn more about a civilization that still exerts a powerful hold on the imagination.

Zahi Hawass, director general of the Pyramids and author of Valley of the Golden Mummies, discusses the scope of the book in his foreword.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792272946
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.49(w) x 11.17(h) x 0.99(d)

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