The Egyptian Museum in Cairo: A Walk Through the Alleys of Ancient Egypt

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo: A Walk Through the Alleys of Ancient Egypt


Text by Abeer el-Shahawy, Photographs by Farid Atiya


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  • Publisher: Dar al-Mushaf
  • Format: Hardback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 336mm x 340mm x 44mm | 4,182g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Cairo
  • ISBN 10: 9771719831
  • ISBN 13: 9789771719830
  • Edition: Special edition
  • Edition statement: Gift edition
  • Illustrations note: 244 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 2,123,809

Product description

Cairo's Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and another 30,000 are held in storerooms. This book carries full-color illustrations of many of the masterpieces of ancient art in the museum from the decorated vases, flint knives, and palettes of the predynastic period, through the magnificent artifacts of the pharaonic period, to the beautiful tempera portraits of the Roman period.

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Author information

Abeer El-Shahawy is an Egyptian Egyptologist. Farid Atiya is a writer, photographer and publisher. He is the author of many books on the Red Sea, Sinai, and the monuments of Egypt.