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The Search for Ancient Egypt By Jean Vercoutter

The Search for Ancient Egypt
by Jean Vercoutter

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The world of the pharaohs, rediscovered and revealed by such men as Howard Carter, discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
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The Search for Ancient Egypt by Jean Vercoutter

Buried treasure, looting, intrigue and dedicated scholarship; `wonderful things' gleaming in the darkness; the cache of royal mummies; and, most wonderful of all, the tomb of Tutankhamun.

This is the complete story of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt, a tale of extraordinary characters: Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, who braved the `pharaoh's curse'; Belzoni, `the Patagonian Samson'; Champollion, who unlocked the secrets of the hieroglyphs - and a tale of spectacular rescue, with modern technology mobilized to save Egypt's monuments from flood waters and the ravages of time.

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About Jean Vercoutter


Jean Vercoutter was a French Egyptologist. One of the pioneers of archaeological research into Sudan from 1953, he was Director of the Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale from 1977 to 1981. He excavated structures such as the temple of Ramesses II and also worked at the site of Sai. Ruth Sharman is a well respected translator.

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GOR000917666
The Search for Ancient Egypt by Jean Vercoutter
Jean Vercoutter
New Horizons
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1992-05-18
208
0500300135
9780500300138
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