Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist

Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist

by Donald P Ryan PhD

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“Donald Ryan is a rare bird—a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend his book to all Egyptology buffs.”
—Barbara Mertz ( a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters), author of Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

 

A real-life “Indiana Jones,” Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D., offers a breathtaking personal account of his adventures in archaeology in Beneath the Sands of Egypt. Fans of The Lost City of Z will thrill to the exploits of this “unconventional archaeologist” as he retrieves the remains of Egypt’s past—including his breakthrough discovery in the Valley of the Kings of Egypt’s famous female pharaoh, Hatshepsut.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061732836
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D., is a specialist in Egyptian archaeology, Polynesian archaeology, and ancient languages and scripts. He is best known for his research in Egypt, including excavations in the Valley of the Kings, where he has discovered lost tombs and controversial mummies. The author of several books and numerous articles on archaeological subjects, he is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society and worked closely with world-renowned Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.

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Barbara Mertz ( a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters)

“Don Ryan is a rare birda field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend his book to all Egyptology buffs.”

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