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Ancient Egypt : the great discoveries : a year-by-year chronicle

Author: C N Reeves
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2000.
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Reveals the history of ancient Egypt through the great archaeological discoveries, from the pre-dynastic period to the Graeco-Roman era.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C N Reeves
ISBN: 0500051054 9780500051054
OCLC Number: 46462588
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1798-1850 The Birth of Interest --
1799 The Rosetta Stone: Cracking the Hieroglyphic Code --
1816-18 The Adventure Begins: The Great Belzoni --
1820 Captain Caviglia and the Colossus of Ramesses II --
1822-25 Passalacqua and the Tombs of Two Mentuhoteps --
1824 The Tomb of an Egyptian Hero: General Djehuty --
1827 The First Intact Burial of an Egyptian King: Nubkheperre Intef --
1834 The Gold of Meroe: Ferlini's Treasure --
1850-1881 The First Archaeologists --
1851 The Burial Place of the Apis Bulls: Mariette and the Serapeum --
1855 The Harris Papyri: The Greatest Collection Ever Found --
1857 Prince Plonplon and the Burial of Kamose --
1859 An Egyptian Queen: The Coffin and Jewels of Ahhotep --
1860 Finding the Tomb of Hesyre, Chief Royal Scribe --
1881 The Pyramid Texts: The World's Oldest Religious Literature --
1881-1914 The Glory Years --
1881 Royal Mummies: The Deir el-Bahri Cache --
1883 Greeks in Egypt: Naukratis --
1886 The Tomb of Sennudjem, Servant in the Place of Truth --
1887 Pharaoh's Diplomatic Archive: The Amarna Letters --
1888 Faces from the Past: The Faiyum Portraits --
1891 Mummies of the Priests of Amun: Bab el-Gasus --
1891-92 Paintings from Akhenaten's Palace at el-Amarna --
1894-95 Jewels of Egyptian Princesses: De Morgan at Dahshur --
1895 The Finest Faience: The Tuna el-Gebel Find --
1895 Predynastic Graves at Naqada --
1897-99 Hierakonpolis: City of the Falcon-God --
1898-99 Loret in the Valley of the Kings --
1896-1906 The Oxyrhynchus Papyri: In Search of the Classics.
Responsibility: Nicholas Reeves.

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Reveals the history of ancient Egypt through the great archaeological discoveries, from the pre-dynastic period to the Graeco-Roman era.

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