Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

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By (author) Nina Burleigh

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  • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
  • Format: Paperback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 200mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0060597682
  • ISBN 13: 9780060597689
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 592,777

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The author of The Stranger and the Statesman reveals the true story of the birth of Egyptology, witnessed through the experiences of Napoleon and his men who undertook the world's first archaeological dig in Egypt.

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With an easy style and an eye for striking detail, Burleigh concentrates on 151 French scientists, scholars and students who joined the expedition, tempted by hero worship of Napoleon and the prospect of scientific adventure. --Associated Press