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: 13 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0060597682
  • ISBN 13: 9780060597689
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 587,003

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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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"Burleigh spotlights the Indiana Jones-esque scientists who joined Napoleon's Egyptian invasion during the late 18th century."--People