Christmas Posting Dates
Egypt Uncovered

Egypt Uncovered

Hardback

By (author) W. Vivian Davies, By (author) Renee F. Friedman

List price $29.95

Unavailable - AbeBooks may have this title.

  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 277mm x 18mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1556708181
  • ISBN 13: 9781556708183
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (some colour), colour maps

Product description

Egypt Uncovered is the story of some of the major aspects of ancient Egypt, rewritten in the light of the most recent discoveries and with the benefit of unprecedented access to key archaeological sites in Egypt and the Sudan and the experts working there. Five key issues, which are also of particular interest to layman and scholar alike, are tackled and re-examined in a lively, thought-provoking and accessible way. Studies include: the origins of Egyptian civilization and the factors that led to some of its peculiarities and outstanding durability; the pyramids, as symbols of resurrection and royal power; gold, its importance to the Egyptians and the efforts they made to acquire it; religion, and the recent research revealing new details on its role in everyday Egyptian life; and mummies, why and how the Egyptians made them and the wealth of information they are now yielding with the help of modern medical techniques. With 200 full-color illustrations of important sites, excavations and excavators, newly discovered objects, and accurate computer reconstructions and graphics - most of which were specially commissioned - Egypt Uncovered provides an up-to-date introduction to the latest advances in our knowledge of one of the world's greatest civilizations.

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11