Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Treasures of Ancient Egypt

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"The Treasures of Ancient Egypt" is a succinct but wide-ranging history of our search for knowledge about Ancient Egypt, a time-traveller's account of the story. It traces the interest in ancient Egypt from imperial Rome through Arab travellers and historians, the Renaissance in Europe, the early travellers and Napoleon's Egyptian expedition to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean-Francois Champollion in 1822 and the subsequent development of Egyptology as a scholarly subject, right to the present. Memorabilia items include the following: one of the first maps of Egypt made by Paul Lucas over the course of three voyages between 1699 and 1717; papers Relating to to Richard Lepsius' 1840s Prussian expedition to record ancient monuments; Howard Carter's diary recording the day he discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun; and, watercolours by Auguste Mariette produced during his discovery of the Memphite Serapeum in the 1850s.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 258 x 296 x 38mm | 1,401.59g
  • Carlton Books Ltd
  • Andre Deutsch Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • approx. 180 colour & black & white images
  • 023300310X
  • 9780233003108

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About Jaromir Malek

Jaromir Malek is Editor of the Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts and Keeper of Archive at the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. Malek's previous publications include Atlas of Ancient Egypt (jointly with John Baines), The Cat in Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Art, Egypt: 4000 Years of Art and The Treasures of Tutankhamun (London: Andre Deutsch, 2006).

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