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The Egyptian Museum

75 LE

Short Description: Art and Archaeology also available in French,German,Italian,Russian,Spanish
Authors : Photographs by Araldo De Luca Text by Alessia Amenta
  • Publisher: American University Press Cairo
  • Pages: 160
  • Hard Cover: False
  • ISBN: 9789774249112
  • Publishing Date: 2005

The Egyptian Museum, one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions, presents the whole history of ancient Egypt, from the formation of the first unitary state in the Nile Valley to the Roman conquest. Its archaeological treasures shed light on the most important periods of Egyptian history: works of art that are astounding in their skill and ingenuity, objects used in daily life by men and women who died thousands of years ago, and the mortal remains of some of the greatest pharaohs of antiquity. Together with comprehensive descriptions of the famous grave goods of Tutankhamun and the treasures of Tanis, the book reviews what a century of excavation has revealed at the pyramid sites of Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, the royal tombs of Thebes, and the temple of Karnak, where hundreds of statues have been found, including some of the most splendid examples of Egyptian sculpture. This beautifully illustrated book is an elegant introduction to the world’s greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities, presenting the Egyptian Museum’s finest treasures and providing a clear, concise, but detailed portrait of the marvelous culture that gave rise to them. Also available in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Alessia Amenta has a PhD in Egyptology at “La Sapienza” University in Rome and has participated in several excavations in Italy and Egypt. Araldo De Luca was born in Rome in 1952. Considered one of the greatest photographers of statuary and jewelry in the world, De Luca has developed sophisticated lighting techniques that allow his seductive images to communicate the passion that the artists invested in their work. He is the author of the photos published in the books The Illustrated Guide to the Egyptian Museum and Treasures of the Valley of the Kings