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    A Brief Account of the Researches and Discoveries in Upper Egypt, Made Under the Direction of Henry Salt, Esq.: To Which is Added a Detailed Catalogue of Mr. Salt's Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology) (Paperback) By (author) Giovanni D'Athanasi

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    DescriptionOriginally named Demetrio Papandriopulo and of Greek parentage, Giovanni D'Athanasi (1798-1854) became in 1815 the servant of Henry Salt (1780-1827), the traveller and antiquary who became British Consul in Egypt and a pioneer Egyptologist. (An account by J. J. Halls of Salt's life and career is also reissued in this series.) Between 1817 and 1827, D'Athanasi excavated on Salt's behalf at Thebes. Published in 1836, this book was intended to accompany the sale of the collection of antiquities amassed by Salt, in which D'Athanasi had a financial interest, but various delays meant that it came out after the main sale had taken place. As well as an often diverting account (in which many axes are ground) of Salt's activities at Giza, Thebes, Memphis and Abu Simbel, the book contains a complete catalogue of the collection, indicating which items were later acquired by the British Museum.


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    Title
    A Brief Account of the Researches and Discoveries in Upper Egypt, Made Under the Direction of Henry Salt, Esq.
    Subtitle
    To Which is Added a Detailed Catalogue of Mr. Salt's Collection of Egyptian Antiquities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giovanni D'Athanasi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 302
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108074711
    ISBN 10: 1108074715
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC classification: CC
    DC23: 932
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHG, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    1. Domestic history of the author; 2. M. Calliaud's pretended discovery of the city of Berenice; 3. Arrive at the Nile; 4. Departure of Messrs Banks and Beechey for England; 5. Relics found in the temple of Karnak; 6. Rolls of papyrus used by the priests and wealthier classes; 7. Tombs at Gheezeh; 8. Misunderstanding between M. Calliaud and the author; 9. Interesting particulars of the appearance of a tomb on first being discovered; 10. A few observations on the customs and manners of the Arabs; Appendix; Catalogue of Mr Salt's collection of Egyptian antiquities.