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    Unearthing Ancient Egypt: Fifty Years of the Czech Archaeological Exploration in Egypt (Hardback) By (author) Hana Benesovska, By (author) Miroslav Verner, Foreword by Zahi A. Hawass, Foreword by Michal Stehlik

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    DescriptionThe first half-century of existence of the Czech Institute of Egyptology is described in this volume. The Institute started in Nubia, taking part in the rescue expeditions of the UNESCO campaign to save the monuments endangered by the rising waters of the Aswan dam. However, it was the site of Abusir, in the heart of the Memphis pyramid fields, which became almost synonymous with the Czech Institute of Egyptology. The excavation works in Abusir cover a wide range of archaeological treasures, from the royal pyramid necropolis, over the tombs of the 3rd millennium nobles to the 1st millennium shaft tombs. All this is presented in this lavish volume full of detailed photographic documentation. This volume if far more extensive than an updating of the book with the same title published on the 40th anniversary.


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    Title
    Unearthing Ancient Egypt
    Subtitle
    Fifty Years of the Czech Archaeological Exploration in Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hana Benesovska, By (author) Miroslav Verner, Foreword by Zahi A. Hawass, Foreword by Michal Stehlik
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,497 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9788073082062
    ISBN 10: 8073082063
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    DC21: 932
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 932
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC classification: CC
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Illustrations note
    b/w and colour illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Czech Institute of Egyptology
    Imprint name
    Czech Institute of Egyptology
    Publication date
    01 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Praha
    Author Information
    by Miroslav Verner and Hana Benesovska, with a foreword by Zahi Hawass and Michal Stehlik
    Review quote
    If you can get hold of a copy of this excellent book, then do so; you will not regret it.' -- Robert Patridge Ancient Egypt Magazine 2008 A half century of excavation in Egypt by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at Charles University in Prague is marvelously commemorated in this lavish volume, and the color photography of the extensive sites and objects are a delight to peruse.The text is also an informative and easy,if detailed,read.[...]Would that every foreign archaeological mission working in Egypt has the will and means to produce such a thorough and attractive documentation of its work!' -- D.C. Forbes KMT Winter 2008 This glossy production goes far to highlight the munificence of organisations such as the Czech Institute of Egyptology in working tirelessly to promote the understanding of Egypts rich and varied history.' -- Caroline Hubschmann Eras 11 November 2009