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    DescriptionThe scandalous rape of Ancient Egypt is a historical vignette of greed, vanity, and dedicated archaeological research. It is a tale vividly told by renowned archaeology author, Brian Fagan, with characters that include the ancient historian Herodotus; Theban tomb robbers; obelisk-stealing Romans; Coptic Christians determined to erase the heretical past; mummy traders; leisured antiquarians; major European museums; Giovanni Belzoni, a circus strongman who removed more antiquities than Napoleon's armies; shrewd consuls and ruthless pashas; and archaeologists such Sir Flinders Petrie who changed the course of Egyptology.This is the first thoroughly revised edition of The Rape of the Nile - Fagan's classic account of the cavalcade of archaeologists, thieves, and sightseers who have flocked to the Nile Valley since ancient times. Featured in this edition are new accounts of stunning recent discoveries, including the Royal Tombs of Tanis, the Valley of Golden Mummies at Bahariya, the Tomb of the Sons of Ramses, and the sunken city of Alexandria (whose lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World). Fagan concludes with a clear-eyed assessment of the impact of modern mass tourism on archaeological sites and artifacts.


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    Title
    The Rape of the Nile
    Subtitle
    Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian M. Fagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 442 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813340616
    ISBN 10: 0813340616
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002020
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
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    LC classification: DT60 .F24 2004
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised and updated ed
    Illustrations note
    40 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Westview Press Inc
    Publication date
    14 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Author Information
    Born in England and educated at Cambridge University, Brian Fagan is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is internationally known for his popular books on archaeology. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.