Secrets of the Sphinx: Restoration Past and Present

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This lavishly illustrated, bilingual English and Arabic volume tells the story of the Sphinx from ancient times to the present, focusing particularly on the task - first addressed in the second millenium BC - of preserving it. Published to mark the completion of a major modern restoration project, the book is an invaluable and fascinating document, a testimony not only to the skills of the people who built the Sphinx, but to those who have maintained and renewed it down the ...
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Overview

This lavishly illustrated, bilingual English and Arabic volume tells the story of the Sphinx from ancient times to the present, focusing particularly on the task - first addressed in the second millenium BC - of preserving it. Published to mark the completion of a major modern restoration project, the book is an invaluable and fascinating document, a testimony not only to the skills of the people who built the Sphinx, but to those who have maintained and renewed it down the ages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789774244926
  • Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 807,708
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

ZAHI HAWASS, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has been excavating in Egypt for over thirty years. In addition to his numerous scholarly publications, he is the author of several best-selling popular books.
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