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Egypt By Joyce Tyldesley

Egypt
by Joyce Tyldesley

The obsession with anything and everything Egyptian has inspired many to dedicate their lives to the search for treasure in Egypt's sands. This work follows these real-life Indiana Joneses in their quest for the monuments, tombs, and artefacts that have unlocked many of secrets of this civilization.
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Egypt: How A Lost Civilisation Was Rediscovered by Joyce Tyldesley

For nearly two thousand years after the last pharaoh ruled Egypt the wonders of this ancient culture remained hidden, seemingly lost and forgotten for ever. Then, in the late eighteenth century, Napoleons invasion of the country sparked an explosion of interest in ancient Egypt that burns as strongly today as ever. The obsession with anything and everything Egyptian has inspired many to dedicate their lives to the search for treasure in Egypts sands. All of these explorers, collectors and archaeologists can be loosely classified as Egyptologists and this relatively new science has been blessed with more than its fair share of intriguing characters, some of whom, by virtue of their larger-than-life personalities, curious habits or spectacular finds, have come to dominate the story of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt - the story of this book. In 'Egypt: How A Lost Civilization was Rediscovered', highly respected author and archaeologist Joyce Tyldesley follows these real-life Indiana Joneses in their quest for the splendid monuments, tombs and artefacts that have unlocked many of the secrets of this mesmerizing civilization. From the nail-biting race to crack the hieroglyphic code to Howard Carters dramatic discovery of the golden treasures in Tutankhamen's tomb - surely the most heart-stopping moment in the history of archaeology - we experience the excitement, emotion and intrigue of this gripping adventure story. Praise for Joyce Tyldesley: Tyldesley has added a new, more human dimension her book should be required reading. Sunday Times on Ramses: Egypts Greatest Pharaoh

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"An enthralling account of how this ancient land was rediscovered... This is a book that will appeal to both budding Egyptologists and casual historians in equal measure" * Global Magazine *

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Egypt: How A Lost Civilisation Was Rediscovered by Joyce Tyldesley
Joyce Tyldesley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2006-06-01
288
056349381X
9780563493815
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