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Egypt, lost and found : explorers and travellers on the Nile

Author: Alberto Siliotti
Publisher: [London] : Thames and Hudson, [1998]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work chronicles the rediscovery of Egypt and its priceless art treasures by European travellers over the last 500 years. The author interweaves text and colour illustrations, many of which are  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Siliotti
ISBN: 0500018820 9780500018828
OCLC Number: 40646774
Description: 359, [9] pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, color maps, color portraits ; 37 cm
Contents: Travellers in antiquity; in the wake of the Crusades, pilgrims and adventurers; the first 18th century travellers; Napoleon and the Egyptian Expedition; description of l'Egypte and Dominique Vivant Denon; the "War of the Consuls"; GB. Belzoni - a giant on the Nile; General Von Minutoli's expedition; Gerolamo Segato and the "secret" of mummification; Jean Francois Champollion, Ippolito Rosellini and the Franco-Tuscan expedition; Nestor l'Horte - Champollion's draftsman; John Gardiner Wilkinson - the father of British Egyptology; Richard Vyse and John Perring; Karl Lepsius's Prussian expedition; Emile Prisse d'Avennes; painters and artists on the Nile.
Responsibility: Alberto Siliotti.

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