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    DescriptionThis is the extraordinary life story of Giovanni Belzoni - engineer, barber, monk, actor and circus strongman (where he later 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 19th and 20th centuries. 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 45, Belzoni died of fever trying to reach the mysterious city of Timbuktu.

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    The Great Belzoni
    The Circus Strongman Who Discovered Egypt's Ancient Treasure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stanley Mayes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781860648779
    ISBN 10: 1860648770

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE, 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    DC21: 930.1092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NKD
    Illustrations note
    12 b&w illustrations
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Publication date
    01 December 2003
    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 Allen Quatermain and Indiana Jones go no further, for here is a highly entertaining account of a fascinating character." 18/03/04 Chichester Observer - Waterstone's staff choice - Reviewed by Stephen George