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The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
by Howard Carter
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November 4, 1922. For six seasons the legendary Valley of the Kings has yielded no secrets to Howard Carter and his archeological team: "We had almost made up our minds that we were beaten," he writes, "and were preparing to leave The Valley and try our... (read more)

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The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story
The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story
by Bob Brier
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Dr. Bob Brier has spent more than twenty years studying ancient Egypt, focusing on paleopathology, the study of disease in the ancient world. He is one of the world's most authoritative and respected Egyptologists and the author of two previous books... (read more)

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Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 2: The New Kingdom
Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 2: The New Kingdom
by Miriam Lichtheim
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First published in 1973 - and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 - this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world's earliest... (read more)

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Unwrapping a Mummy: The Life, Death, and Embalming of Horemkenesi (Title Page Only) (Egyptian Bookshelf)
Unwrapping a Mummy: The Life, Death, and Embalming of Horemkenesi (Title Page Only) (Egyptian Bookshelf)
by John H Taylor
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Documents and illustrates the unwrapping and scientific examination at the University of Bristol of the mummified body of an Egyptian priest and official who lived at Thebes in the 11th century B.C. Also draws on various historical and literary... (read more)

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Finding the Walls of Troy Frank Calvert
Finding the Walls of Troy Frank Calvert
by Susan Allen
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"Allen sets into print the story of Frank Calvert, the man really responsible for the discovery of Hisarlik and its identification with ancient Troy. . . . This book presents both new and little-known material and is fascinating in its treatment of... (read more)

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Life and Labor in Ancient Mexico: The Brief and Summary Relation of the Lords of New Spain
Life and Labor in Ancient Mexico: The Brief and Summary Relation of the Lords of New Spain
by Alonso De Zorita
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The "Brief and Summary Relation of the Lords of New Spain" is one of the major contemporary accounts of the economic, political, and social impact of the conquest of Aztec Mexico. Written by Alonso de Zorita, a Spanish judge of high integrity and many... (read more)

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Discovering the World of the Ancient Greeks
Discovering the World of the Ancient Greeks
by Zofia Archibald
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A lavishly illustrated, well informed, and highly readable introduction to the ancient Greeks and their civilization that also describes the course of archaeological rediscovery from the Roman conquest after 197 BC up to the present. The final section... (read more)

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China: Ancient Culture, Modern Land (Cradles of Civilization)
China: Ancient Culture, Modern Land (Cradles of Civilization)
by Robert E Murowchick
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Whatever aspect of China interests the reader, this beautifully illustrated volume will provide a thorough and thought-provoking look at this complex and often volatile country. Said to be the oldest continuous civilization, China is a country full of... (read more)

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Unearthing the Past: The Great Archaeological Discoveries That Have Changed History
Unearthing the Past: The Great Archaeological Discoveries That Have Changed History
by Douglas Palmer
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Science writer Palmer (Cambridge U.) describes a selection of influential archaeological discoveries over the past centuries in sections on prehistoric ancestors of humans; tombs and burial sites; cities and dwelling places; art, intellect, and... (read more)

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Mesa Verde: The Story Behind the Scenery
Mesa Verde: The Story Behind the Scenery
by Linda Martin
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Mesa Verde protects over 4,000 archaeological sites of Ancestral Puebloan culture - as well as endangered plant species, threatened wildlife, and panoramic views. This 9" x 12" book is overflowing with beautiful photos and interpretive text on this... (read more)

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Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Read and Write Them
Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Read and Write Them
by Stephane Rossini
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Clear, easy-to-follow text tells absolute beginners how to transcribe hieroglyphs by presenting and explaining 134 phonetic elements. Includes section on word analysis, newly enlarged pronunciation guide, and much more.... (read more)

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Civilization of the American Indian #99: Maya History and Religion
Civilization of the American Indian #99: Maya History and Religion
by J Eric S Thompson
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Believing that Maya studies today are "suffering from imbalance," J. Eric S. Thompson here approaches Maya history and religion from the standpoint of ethno-history. Present-day archaeologists often tend to restrict their curiosity to their excavations... (read more)

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The Splendor That Was Egypt
The Splendor That Was Egypt
by Margaret A Murray
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Though perhaps more widely known now for her later controversial work on witchcraft in western Europe, Murray (1863-1963) was originally a renowned British archaeologist and Egyptologist. Here she discusses not only the monuments and dynasties, but... (read more)

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Tutankhamen: The Life and Death of the Boy King
Tutankhamen: The Life and Death of the Boy King
by Christine El Mahdy
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When Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in 1922, even the most experienced archaeologists joined the international community in marveling at the incredible wealth-and seemingly bizarre rituals-of ancient Egypt. What kind of society could produce such... (read more)

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Tutankhamun: Egypt's Most Famous Pharaoh (Pocket Essential)
Tutankhamun: Egypt's Most Famous Pharaoh (Pocket Essential)
by Bill Price
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The fascinating story of Egypt’s most famous Pharaoh.... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of Mummies
The Encyclopedia of Mummies
by Bob Brier
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Brier, the first person in 2,000 years to successfully mummify a human cadaver using the tools and methods of the ancient Egyptians, documents the influence of mummies on literature, film, the visual arts, the scientific world, and pop culture. The A... (read more)

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Mute Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Italy
Mute Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Italy
by Paul Mackendrick
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"MacKendrick writes so enthusiastically that all laymen who have a serious interest in scholarship and antiquity will delight in following his story." --... (read more)

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Monarchs of the Nile
Monarchs of the Nile
by Aidan Dodson
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AIDAN DODSON read Egyptian archeology at Durham, Liverpool, and Cambridge universities, receiving his BA in 1985 and his PhD in 1995. He has taught and lectured in England, Egypt, Canada, and the United States and regularly lectures at the British Museum... (read more)

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Vikings Lords of the Seas
Vikings Lords of the Seas
by Yves Cohat
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries RM volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed... (read more)

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Hieroglyph Detective: How to Decode the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians
Hieroglyph Detective: How to Decode the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians
by Nigel Strudwick
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Egyptian hieroglyphs have long fascinated people the world over, though traditionally only specially trained scholars have been able to unlock their esoteric secrets. In Hieroglyph Detective, renowned Egyptologist Nigel Strudwick offers a historical... (read more)

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