Great Belzoni by Stanley Mayes
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Great Belzoni
By Stanley Mayes

The Great Belzoni

The Circus Strongman Who Discovered Egypt's Ancient Treasures annotated edition

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Great Belzoni by Stanley Mayes

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This is the truly extraordinary life story of Giovanni Belzoni - engineer, barber, monk, actor and circus strongman (where he earned his title, 'The Great Belzoni'), who became one of the giants of 19th century Egyptian archaeology. Sometimes maligned as a tomb robber, Giovanni Battista Belzoni is perhaps the most important and yet least remembered explorer and archaeologist of the last two hundred years. Giovanni Belzoni was the first person to penetrate the heart of the second pyramid at Giza and the first European to visit the oasis of Siwah and discover the ruined city of Berenice on the Red Sea. In 1823, at the age of forty-five, Belzoni died of fever trying to reach the mysterious city of Timbuktu. There has never been a character quite like him in the history of exploration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845113339
ISBN-10: 1845113330
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 26mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stanley Mayes

Stanley Mayes was a respected historian and biographer, highly regarded for his work on Egypt, archaeology and the history of the Ottoman Empire.

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