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Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Unearthing the Masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum in Cairoby Zahi Hawass
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The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is home to some of the most exquisite artifacts in existence, yet many of these wonders have never been seen outside Egypt. Now, for the first time, world-famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass takes readers on a tour of these long-lost antiquities and shares the adventures that led to their discoveries.
Readers will marvel at the astonishing stories behind these dazzling treasures — from the legendary unearthing of the tomb of boy King Tutankhamun, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, to the modern-day photographer who discovered a royal burial shaft when he tripped over it while setting up his tripod. Many of the fabulous antiquities featured here were left to languish in storerooms all over the country and only recently were rediscovered. Hawass provides invaluable insights into what they meant to ancient Egyptians and what they now signify to us in the 21st century.
Featuring exquisite photographs and enlightening commentary, Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt will delight Egyptophiles and history buffs and shed new light on some of the great mysteries of this ancient civilization.
"Inspired by the 2002 centennial of Cairo's Egyptian Museum, [Hawass] has assembled this catalog for the nonspecialist. The book presents more than 100 objects in coffee-table-book format, all reproduced in large, full-color illustrations." Library Journal
A sumptuous book of rarely seen art and antiquities from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other archaeological sites accompanies the trilling stories of their discoveries.
A world famous Egyptologist presents the stories of the fabulous ancient treasures contained within Cairo's Egyptian Museum, many of which have never been seen outside of Egypt, complete with beautiful color photographs of the masterpieces.
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