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Cleopatra : The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

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Secrets unfold in the official companion book to the new exhibition cosponsored by National Geographic, opening in Philadelphia in May 2010 and touring the United States for several years. Written by the inimitable Zahi Hawass in collaboration with underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, this richly illustrated book chronicles the life of Cleopatra and the centuries-long quest to learn more about the queen and her tumultuous era, the last pharaonic period of Egyptian history. For the crowds nationwide who will visit the blockbuster exhibit-as well as the huge readership for popular illustrated histories such as this-Cleopatra and the Lost Treasures of Egypt holds rare glimpses and stunning revelations from the life of a star-crossed queen.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 20.32mm | 861.82g
  • National Geographic Society
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • 250 Colour Photographs, 20 Black and White Photographs, 3 Maps
  • 1426205457
  • 9781426205453
  • 417,526

About Zahi A Hawass

ZAHI HAWASS is an Egyptian archaeologist known throughout the world for his contributions to the understanding and preservation of Egypt's heritage. Among his most important discoveries are the tombs of the pyramid builders at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies in the Bahariya Oasis. Time Magazine named him one of the world's 10 Most Influential People in 2006. FRANCK GODDIO is a French archaeologist recognised for his systematic approach to underwater exploration of ancient shipwrecks and remains of past civilizations. He discovered the ancient submerged Royal Quarters of Alexandria in 1996, the lost cities and monuments of Heracleion, and the suburb of Canopus in the Bay of Aboukir, which are featured in this book.show more