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Valley of the golden mummies

Author: Zahi A Hawass
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents a photographic chronicle of the 1996 discovery and ongoing excavation of an ancient burial ground in the middle of the desert 230 miles southwest of Cairo that contains at least sixty gilded mummies from the first and second centuries A.D., when Egypt was ruled by Rome."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zahi A Hawass
ISBN: 0810939428 9780810939424
OCLC Number: 43569452
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 30 cm
Contents: Valley of the golden mummies: Donkey's tale, the discovery --
Day at the dig --
Golden mummies --
Artifacts from the tombs --
Mr. X goes to Giza --
Curse of the child mummies --
Egypt-ancient to Greco-Roman: Bahariya oasis, past and present --
Egyptian religious beliefs --
History of mummification --
Excavations in Bahariya oasis: Roman settlement of El Haiz --
Wine factory --
Temple of Bes --
Temple of Hercules --
Other Bahariya temples and tombs --
Rediscovered tombs.
Responsibility: Zahi Hawass.

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"Presents a photographic chronicle of the 1996 discovery and ongoing excavation of an ancient burial ground in the middle of the desert 230 miles southwest of Cairo that contains at least sixty gilded mummies from the first and second centuries A.D., when Egypt was ruled by Rome."

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