Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist

Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist


By (author) Donald P Ryan

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 198mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0061732834
  • ISBN 13: 9780061732836
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 743,233

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Ancient Egypt, with its spectacular temples and tombs, its history, gods, and legends, has enticed the human imagination for centuries. This fascination--and the irresistible drive to unearth the buried secrets of a lost civilization--have been the life work of archaeologist Donald P. Ryan. Beneath the Sands of Egypt is the gripping first-person account of a real-life "Indiana Jones" as he recalls a career spent delving into the remains of Egypt's past--including his headline-making rediscovery of a lost tomb in the Valley of the Kings containing the mummy of the famous female pharaoh Hatshepsut.Infused with the irrepressible curiosity and the incomparable wonder of discovery that have fueled Ryan's lifelong journey, Beneath the Sands of Egypt is the extraordinary story of a man who has always embraced adventure whenever--and wherever--he finds it.

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Review quote

"Don 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" and "Red Land, Black Land"