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    The Sphinx Revealed: A Forgotten Record of Pioneering Excavations (British Museum Research Publication) (Paperback) Edited by Patricia Usick, Edited by Deborah Manley


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    DescriptionIn 2002 a two-volume manuscript memoir on the Pyramids and Sphinx, by Henry Salt, was rediscovered in the archives of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, at the British Museum. It was then studied in depth for the first time. The Text volume, written by Salt, the British Consul General in Egypt from 1816 until his death there in 1827, relates the results of work carried out by Captain Caviglia in 1816-18 in the Giza necropolis area on Salt's behalf. The Atlas volume contains 66 original drawings by Salt, showing the first modern excavation of the Sphinx and illustrates their discoveries beneath the Sphinx, in the Great Pyramid and among the surrounding tombs. These drawings include an annotated ground plan of the Giza necropolis which, for the first time, elucidates their discoveries. Salt also made accurate and important early copies of hieroglyphic and Greek inscriptions found during the Sphinx excavations and recorded the massive Roman stairway that was later cleared away. The work also enables us to illustrate and provenance certain pieces which came to the Museum through Salt and Caviglia.

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    The Sphinx Revealed
    A Forgotten Record of Pioneering Excavations
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Patricia Usick, Edited by Deborah Manley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 76
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    ISBN 13: 9780861591640
    ISBN 10: 086159164X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000, A17604025, A17440000
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    LC classification: DT62.S7 S35 2007
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    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    70 b/w illus
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    Publication date
    30 October 2007
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    Author Information
    Patricia Usick is Honorary archivist in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and author of Adventures in Egypt and Nubia: The Travels of William John Bankes (1786-1855), published by British Museum Press 2002. Deborah Manley is co-author of Henry Salt: Artist, Traveller, Diplomat, published in 2001.
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    For anyone interested in the archaeology of Giza, and of the Sphinx in particular, this will be a most welcome volume.'--Robert Patridge"Ancient Egypt Magazine" (01/01/2007)