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Ancient Egypt : the great discoveries : a year-by-year chronicle (edition 2000)

by C. N. Reeves

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Title:Ancient Egypt : the great discoveries : a year-by-year chronicle
Authors:C. N. Reeves
Info:New York : Thames & Hudson, 2000.
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Ancient Egypt: The Great Discoveries by Nicholas Reeves

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Excellent overview about the big discoveries in Egypt from 1799 onwards.

Very good timelies/chronology, maps showing key places, lots of photos and diagrams. Main text engagingly written, key items and artifcats described.

Book split into main sections: 1798-1850; 1850-81; 1881-1914; 1914-45; post 1945. Within each secton each chapter highlights discoveries in a specific year. ( )
  ruric | Dec 29, 2012 |
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This is the story of Ancient Egypt as it was revealed to the world - a succession of discoveries and treasures. The book provides a trip through the golden ages of archeaology in Egypt, from the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799 to the Golden Mummies in 1999. The discoveries are presented through archival images and extracts from notebooks, diaries and published accounts of excavators. Some finds are world famous, such as Nefertari's tomb and King Khufu's royal boats, others are less well known and they include the Ferlini treasure with its cache of gold and the jewels of Egyptian princesses unearthed at Dahshur.

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Illustrated guide to Egypts major archaeological treasures and sites.

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