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
Word count: 10,000
Illustrations: 160 photos
‘This book lavishly illustrates why so many of us continue to be utterly enchanted by ancient Egypt. Looking at different eras of the country’s history and the best of what has been discovered by archaeologists, you learn plenty about the country’s rulers and beliefs. Some of the more obscure pieces will amaze you, such as some of the naturalism found in ancient Egyptian art. If you are unable to travel to the exhibition of treasures from Tutankhamun’s reign in London, compensate with this lovely book.’
‘Treasures of Ancient Egypt by Nigel Fletcher-Jones is a gorgeous book detailing the archaeology of a most fascinating culture. Through over 150 stunning photographs, and engaging prose, some of the most well-known (and some not so well-known) aspects of ancient Egypt are explored. From the pyramids, to the grave goods of Tutankhamun, to delicate papyri etched with hieroglyphs, these photos span the breadth of the Egyptian dominance. It should be noted that this is primarily an art book rather than an archaeological text, but it’s still worth adding as a supplement to an archaeological library. It’s also the perfect coffee table conversation piece.’
ISBN: 9781782748595 hb