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    Egypt: Splendours of an Ancient Civilization (Hardback) By (author) Alberto Siliotti


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    DescriptionThis work attempts to recreate the visual experience of an actual journey along the Nile. In nearly 300 large-format pages, printed in full colour throughout, some of the finest photographs ever taken of Egypt's monuments and fabulous treasures have been brought together for the first time. Here are the pyramids of Giza and Saqqara and the temples and tombs of Thebes. Here too are the less well known sites and cities of the Delta, the Faiyum, Sinai and Nubia. The photographs are accompanied by a wide-ranging text, giving an overview of the natural wealth of the Nile and 5,000 years of Egyptian history from the first pharaohs to the modem Arab republic. The reader is taken on a journey up the Nile, from Tanis to Abu Simbel. Each location is illustrated by a site plan and photographs not only of the principal structures but also of objects from the site. Specially commissioned and highly informative cross-sectional diagrams - including reconstructions of the tombs of Tutankhamun, Sethos and Queen Nefertari - a double fold-out map of the course of the Nile and an illustrated glossary complete this panoramic study of Egyptian civilisation. Alberto Siliotti has studied and researched ancient Egypt for many years, and has written several books on the subject. He is director of the Thebes Project, working to promote the analysis and complete computer cataloguing of the paintings in the Theban tombs.

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    Splendours of an Ancient Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alberto Siliotti
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 255 mm
    Height: 355 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 2,550 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500016473
    ISBN 10: 050001647X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    DC20: 932
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, PHO019000, TRV015010
    LC classification: DT60.S55 1
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT60 .S55 1996
    Thema V1.0: AJC, NHC, NHHA
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    272 colour and 47 b&w illustrations, fold-out map, glossary
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 1996
    Publication City/Country