The Secrets of the Sphinx: Restoration Past and Present

The Secrets of the Sphinx: Restoration Past and Present

Paperback Language: English / Arabic

By (author) Zahi A. Hawass

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  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Language: English / Arabic
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 221mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Cairo
  • ISBN 10: 9774244923
  • ISBN 13: 9789774244926
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 47 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 2,123,889

Product description

This illustrated volume, written in both English and Arabic, tells the story of the Sphinx from ancient times to the present, focusing particularly on the task - first addressed in the second millennium B.C. - of preserving it. Published to mark the completion of a major modern restoration project, this book is a testimony not only to the skills of the people who built the Sphinx, but also to those who have maintained and renewed it through the ages.

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