Pyramids: Treasures, Mysteries and New Discoveries in Egypt

Pyramids: Treasures, Mysteries and New Discoveries in Egypt

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Edited by Zahi A. Hawass

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  • Publisher: White Star
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 323mm x 36mm | 2,654g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Vercelli
  • ISBN 10: 8854406074
  • ISBN 13: 9788854406070
  • Sales rank: 1,296,174

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No other manmade monuments command such curiosity, awe, and veneration as the pyramids of Egypt. Recent discoveries have shed new light on these mysterious ancient wonders, and this volume presents all the most important pyramids and the great Memphite necropolises in an exhaustive text that draws on the latest excavations and studies. Edited by Zahi Hawass, Egypt's leading archaeologist and director of the Giza and Saqqarah excavation sites, Pyramids contains contributions from the world's best-known Egyptologists and includes aerial photographs, maps, plans, and reconstructions. The result is a milestone of popular science that also celebrates the human spirit.

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As the Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, Zahi Hawass brought Egypt into the homes and hearts of people worldwide through numerous television appearances, particularly for National Geographic, BBC, CNN, and the Discovery Channel. In more than 20 years of excavations, he has made several major discoveries, including the tombs of the pyramid builders and the "Valley of the Golden Mummies" in the Bahariya Oasis. Author of many books and articles on the pyramids, Zahi Hawass lectures all over the world and currently is working with the Giza Plateau Conservation Project and announcing a new approach for uniting tourism and archaeology.