The Realm of Osiris
By (author) Miroslav Verner
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Abusir by Miroslav Verner
Book DescriptionAt the centre of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis there lies a group of pyramids, temples and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more familiar pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, this area has nonetheless been the site, for 40 years, of an extensive operation to discover its past. This book documents the uncovering by a dedicated team of Czech archaeologists of a hitherto neglected wealth of ancient remains dating from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period. This is Abusir, realm of Osiris, God of the dead, and its story is one of both modern archaeology and the long-buried mystery that it seeks to uncover.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774247231
(230mm x 237mm x 27mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Miroslav Verner
Abusir, Hardback (March 2017)
A comprehensive account of half a century's excavation and investigation at one of Egypt's most enigmatic pyramid sites
Pyramids, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Miroslav Verner
The perenially fascinating Egyptian pyramids introduced by a world expert. 'A fascinating and comprehensive book... The Pyramids is a portrait, not only of the pyramids themselves, but of an entire civilization, the first in history to build in stone, and thereby aim for eternity... Exceedingly welcome and timely' Literary Review
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Author Biography - Miroslav Verner
DR. MIROSLAV VERNER of the Charles University in Prague has been leading the excavations in Abusir since 1976. Drawing on his own experience as well as the full range of historical material from early excavations, Dr. Verner brings to life a world as distant in time as its uncovered remains are immediate and striking. His work is both scholarly and entertaining, making the passage into this ancient underworld at once an intellectual exploration and a fascinating adventure.
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