How a Lost Civilization Was Rediscovered
By (author) Joyce A. Tyldesley
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Egypt by Joyce A. Tyldesley
Book DescriptionFor nearly two thousand years after the last pharaoh ruled Egypt the wonders of this ancient culture remained hidden, seemingly lost and forgotten for ever. Then, in the late eighteenth century, Napoleons invasion of the country sparked an explosion of interest in ancient Egypt that burns as strongly today as ever. The obsession with anything and everything Egyptian has inspired many to dedicate their lives to the search for treasure in Egypts sands. All of these explorers, collectors and archaeologists can be loosely classified as Egyptologists and this relatively new science has been blessed with more than its fair share of intriguing characters, some of whom, by virtue of their larger-than-life personalities, curious habits or spectacular finds, have come to dominate the story of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt - the story of this book. In 'Egypt: How A Lost Civilization was Rediscovered', highly respected author and archaeologist Joyce Tyldesley follows these real-life Indiana Joneses in their quest for the splendid monuments, tombs and artefacts that have unlocked many of the secrets of this mesmerizing civilization. From the nail-biting race to crack the hieroglyphic code to Howard Carters dramatic discovery of the golden treasures in Tutankhamen's tomb - surely the most heart-stopping moment in the history of archaeology - we experience the excitement, emotion and intrigue of this gripping adventure story. Praise for Joyce Tyldesley: Tyldesley has added a new, more human dimension her book should be required reading. Sunday Times on Ramses: Egypts Greatest Pharaoh
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780563493815
(198mm x 126mm x 21mm)
Imprint: BBC Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joyce A. Tyldesley
Egyptian Games and Sports, Paperback (April 2007)
The Ancient Egyptian enjoyed a wide range of sports and games - young men chased lions and ostriches across the desert. Children played with balls and dolls. Even the Egyptian kings took their own sporting prowess very seriously. This work looks at the range of sports and games played in the times of the Ancient Egyptians.
Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt, Hardback (October 2006)
Presents the history of queenship in ancient Egypt, revealing the essential role played by women in the royal household.
Egypt, Hardback (September 2006)
Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in the late eighteenth century sparked a global fascination with ancient Egyptian culture that remains undiminished to this day. This book tells the full story of the discoveries of treasures that had lain completely hidden and undisturbed for nearly two thousand years.
Hatchepsut, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Joyce A. Tyldesley
Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman - defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a range of sources, this book strips away the myths and misconceptions and restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.
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