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    The Great Belzoni: The Circus Strongman Who Discovered Egypt's Ancient Treasures (International Library of Historical Studies) (Paperback) By (author) Stanley Mayes

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    DescriptionThis is the truly extraordinary life story of Giovanni Belzoni - engineer, barber, monk, actor and circus strongman (where he earned his title, 'The Great Belzoni'), who became one of the giants of 19th century Egyptian archaeology. Sometimes maligned as a tomb robber, Giovanni Battista Belzoni is perhaps the most important and yet least remembered explorer and archaeologist of the last two hundred years. Giovanni Belzoni was the first person to penetrate the heart of the second pyramid at Giza and the first European to visit the oasis of Siwah and discover the ruined city of Berenice on the Red Sea. In 1823, at the age of forty-five, Belzoni died of fever trying to reach the mysterious city of Timbuktu. There has never been a character quite like him in the history of exploration.

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    The Great Belzoni
    The Circus Strongman Who Discovered Egypt's Ancient Treasures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stanley Mayes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845113339
    ISBN 10: 1845113330

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    DC22: 932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC classification: DT
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000, HIS009000
    Abridged Dewey: 962
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NKD
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Publication date
    19 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Stanley Mayes was a respected historian and biographer, highly regarded for his work on Egypt, archaeology and the history of the Ottoman Empire.
    Review quote
    "If you wish to find inspiration for Allan Quatermain and Indiana Jones go no further, for here is a highly entertaining account of a fascinating character. - Chichester Observer"