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The Great Book of Ancient Egypt New Edition: In the Realm of the Pharaohs

Zahi Hawass

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Edizioni White Star
01 March 2019
History of art: ancient & classical art; History of architecture; History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Egyptian archaeology & Egyptology
In this superbly illustrated volume, distinguished Egyptologist Zahi Hawass guides you through the architectural landscape of ancient Egypt. From houses and palaces, to the temples of the gods, to the tombs, hundreds of photographs and a compelling text unveil the mysteries of ancient Egypt as unearthed through major excavations. As it leads you on a tour of important sites - the Pyramids at Giza, Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings - The Great Book of Ancient Egypt offers fresh insight into how people lived, prepared for death, and perceived their place within the universe. It recounts the history of the most famous kings and queens and shares details of people's everyday lives. Zahi Hawass makes his story all the more compelling by including his own archaeological adventures, sharing details of his illustrious career and revealing his own sense of awe of the magic and mystery of the pharaohs. AUTHOR: Archaeologist Zahi Hawass is the general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Director of the Excavation at the Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, and the Bahariya Oasis. He has created programming for CNN, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and BBC. He is an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. SELLING POINTS:

Reissue of Realm of the Pharaohs in a smaller format, lower price, and new cover design Includes little-known facts about the lives of the people and royalty of ancient Egypt Outstanding photographs Written by one of Egypt's preeminent Egyptologists
By:   Zahi Hawass
Imprint:   Edizioni White Star
Country of Publication:   Italy
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 360mm,  Width: 265mm, 
ISBN:   9788854413450
ISBN 10:   8854413453
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Zahi Hawass, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, has been excavating in Egypt for more than thirty years. In addition to many scholarly publications, he is the author of several popular bestsellers including Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs (National Geographic, 2005), a companion to the blockbuster exhibition of Tut artifacts currently touring the United States.

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