Ancient Egypt: Art and Archaeology of the Land of the Pharoahsby Giorgio Agnese, Maurizio Re
One of the most fascinating regions of Africa, the land that saw the rise and fall of the longest and most enigmatic of the Mediterranean civilizations, Egypt is full of landscapes of breathtaking beauty and artistic masterpieces, from the pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings, from the Temple of Philac to Abu Simbel. Thrilling images combined with original text describe the myriad facets of a colorful and surprising land which the Ancients appropriately called "The Red and the Black," evoking the sharp contrast between the red of the scorching desert wastes and the black silt left by the flooding Nile. Within the pages of this book is an enthralling journey through a country with enduring appeal, savoring the complexity, mystery, and formidable wealth of the land of the pharaohs.
- Sterling Publishing
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- 8.62(w) x 11.86(h) x 1.08(d)
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I like learning about Ancient Egypt and this is a great book to add to anyone's collection.
This is an oversized book packed with glossy color photos of all the major historic sites of Egypt. Not just a photo per page, often layers of images. Just enough text to let you know where the photos come from. A great bargain. It's a bit like being a tourist in Egypt. I have been to Egypt and find this book fun for it's gee-whiz visuals, including aerials. I have hundreds of books on Egypt but I'm still glad to look at this one from time to time.