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Treasures of Ancient Egypt [224pp]

Nigel Fletcher-Jones

Very few cultures have left behind as many familiar objects and buildings as Ancient Egypt. The Great Pyramid and Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, the ‘Colossi of Memnon’, the plaster bust of Nefertiti, the gold mask of Tutankhamun, the... Read moreRead less

Very few cultures have left behind as many familiar objects and buildings as Ancient Egypt. The Great Pyramid and Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, the ‘Colossi of Memnon’, the plaster bust of Nefertiti, the gold mask of Tutankhamun, the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, and the Rosetta Stone – all are immediately recognizable. The exceptional beauty of Ancient Egypt’s temples, tombs and objects draw millions of people each year to Egypt and to museums around the world. Treasures of Ancient Egypt tells the tale of many of these familiar places and riches – alongside many which are less familiar, but just as spectacular – framed by a lively and highly readable account of Egypt’s history from around 3000 BC to the death of Queen Cleopatra in 30 BC. Over 150 colour photographs, including never-before-published images, complete this fascinating exploration of Ancient Egypt’s unique culture and its contribution to world history and art.

Format: 297 x 227mm hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000
Illustrations: 160 photos
ISBN: 9781782748595

Nigel Fletcher-Jones

Nigel Fletcher-Jones is the author of Abu Simbel and the Nubian Temples. He writes regularly on Egyptian archaeology and history for magazines. He has a PhD in archaeology and anthropology from Durham University, England, and is director of the American University in Cairo Press.

ISBN: 9781782748595 hb

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