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    Secrets from the Sand: My Search for Egypt's Past (Hardback) By (author) Zahi A. Hawass


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    DescriptionZahi Hawass's lively descriptions of his life's work, accompanied by many previously unpublished photographs, take the reader all over Egypt, including the famous monuments at Giza, where he has supervised the restoration f the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids, explored the newly discovered tombs of the workers who built the pyramids, and developed a major plan to preserve the site under the tremendous pressure of tourism. Dr Hawass writes of life in ancient Egypt based on scientific analysis of excavations conducted by himself or under his supervision. He also spins tales of tomb-raiders, explains how he negotiates with locals, and describes in detail the experience of entering a tomb.

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    Secrets from the Sand
    My Search for Egypt's Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zahi A. Hawass
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 258 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,202 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500051252
    ISBN 10: 0500051259

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 932
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, BIO000000
    LC classification: DT60
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE, 1HBE
    Thema V1.0: DNB, NKD
    Illustrations note
    262 illustrations, 251 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    03 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Review text
    Zahi Hawass is an archaeologist par excellence. For over 33 years, he has made his way through the sands of Egypt, supervising the restoration of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids, as well as overseeing the spectacular discoveries in the Valley of the Golden Mummies. Secrets from the Sand is the story of his life, recounting how he came to be the premier expert in his field, his major excavations and conservation projects with adventurous, exciting anecdotes thrown in for good measure. There are tales of tomb robbers, finding stolen treasures and hunting for American tourists intruding in the Pyramids at night to meditate. There are many incredible photographs to illustrate his magnificent finds and this book contains an invaluable mine of information. What is overwhelmingly obvious is Hawass's heartfelt and earnest passion for his work that has led him to selflessly dedicate himself to protecting the heritage of Egypt for his nation, and international benefit. (Kirkus UK)