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The lost tombs of Thebes : life in paradise

Author: Zahi A Hawass; Sandro Vannini
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
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Shows the tombs of Thebes, the landscape of the ancient city, and the lives of the nobles who lived there during Egypt's golden age.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
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Hawass, Zahi A.
Lost tombs of Thebes.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2009
(OCoLC)762037157
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zahi A Hawass; Sandro Vannini
ISBN: 9780500051597 0500051593
OCLC Number: 429599102
Description: 288 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.), plans ; 35 cm.
Contents: The eternal house of the soul --
The nobles of the new kingdom at Thebes --
The function and architecture of the Theban tombs --
Art and artists: the decoration of the Theban tombs --
Scenes of earthly life --
From death to eternal life --
Cult rituals, offering meals, and banquets --
Taking it with you: burial equipment --
Explorers and vandals, ancient and modern --
Saving the Valley of the Nobles.
Responsibility: Zahi Hawass ; photographs by Sandro Vannini.

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In the foothills of the Theban massif in southern Egypt, not far from the Valley of the Kings, lie hundreds of unique and wonderfully decorated tombs from the New Kingdom belonging to the people who  Read more...

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