Ancient Egypt: The Great Discoveries - A Year-by-year Chronicle

Ancient Egypt: The Great Discoveries - A Year-by-year Chronicle


By (author) Nicholas Reeves

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 287mm x 26mm | 1,767g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500051054
  • ISBN 13: 9780500051054
  • Illustrations note: 597 illustrations, 234 in colour
  • Sales rank: 1,657,884

Product description

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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Editorial reviews

If you thought that Ancient Egypt was all pyramids and Tutankhamun, then think again. Reeves's year-by-year chronicle is an excellent reminder that there is so much more. Beautiful illustrations punctuate the text, dividing it into easily digested bite-sized pieces. The joy of this book is that wherever it falls open you can find a nugget of history that delights both visually and cerebrally. In pleasing both the eye and the mind, Reeves has produced a wonderful record of a remarkable civilization. (Kirkus UK)