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Egypt : lost and found : explorers and travelers on the Nile

Author: Alberto Siliotti
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1999.
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Egypt Lost and Found chronicles how the ancient Egyptian culture has been unearthed and translated by archeologists over the past three centuries. From the first account of a journey up the Nile by a Venetian in 1589 to the details of how Jean Francois Campollion cracked the enigma of the hieroglyphs--revealing unimaginable tales written on the walls of tombs and temples--this is the story of the rediscovery of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Siliotti
ISBN: 1556708769 9781556708763
OCLC Number: 41078559
Description: 359 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 37 cm.
Responsibility: Alberto Siliotti.

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Egypt Lost and Found chronicles how the ancient Egyptian culture has been unearthed and translated by archeologists over the past three centuries. From the first account of a journey up the Nile by a Venetian in 1589 to the details of how Jean Francois Campollion cracked the enigma of the hieroglyphs--revealing unimaginable tales written on the walls of tombs and temples--this is the story of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt, its monuments and treasures, by European travelers. Featured also are maps, statues, portraits of the explorers and of the people of Egypt, as well as scenes highlighting the magnificence of the landscapes, temples, and pyramids. --From publisher's description.

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