Hidden Treasures of the Egyptian Museum
By (author) Zahi A. Hawass
Photographs by Kenneth Garrett
Foreword by H.E. Farouk Hosni
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Hidden Treasures of the Egyptian Museum by Zahi A. Hawass
Book DescriptionThe Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the greatest repository of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. But the general public has never seen many of its treasures, long kept in basement storerooms or recently discovered at ongoing excavations. To celebrate the centenary of the museum, many of these pieces of beauty or historical importance - and often both - have been gathered to form an exhibition in a converted section of the great basement storerooms of the museum. With some 250 artefacts from the earliest beginnings of pharaonic culture to its latest additions, the exhibition spans the whole of ancient Egyptian history. This book should be of interest to visitors to the exhibition as well as Egyptophiles everywhere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774247781
(230mm x 280mm x mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Zahi A. Hawass
Scanning the Pharaohs, Hardback (December 2014)
The latest discoveries about the royal mummies and what they reveal about the life and death of ancient Egyptians, with 340 high quality illustrations.
Discovering Tutankhamun, Paperback (November 2013)
The most up-to-date account of the boy king's life, from the discovery of the tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter to the latest CT-scanning, X-raying, and DNA studies. By the world-renowned Egyptologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Zahi Hawass, who lead the first DNA analysis of royal mummies in 2010.
Illustrated Guide to the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan, Paperback (August 2013)
A full-color guide to the most spectacular museums of Upper Egypt
Pyramids, Hardback (August 2011)» View all books by Zahi A. Hawass
Besides being marvelous architectural constructions produced in very ancient history, the pyramids are the most apparent aspect of the unique religious and metaphysical beliefs of a civilization that developed on the banks of the Nile and evolved to an extraordinarily refined level. Yet the pyramids are still shrouded in mystery.
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Author Biography - Zahi A. Hawass
Dr. Zahi Hawass is the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and former director of the Pyramids. He is the author of many books, including The Valley of the Golden Mummies and Silent Images: Women in Pharaonic Egypt (AUC Press, 2000). Kenneth Garrett has photographed archaeological subjects worldwide for National Geographic. His publications include Journey through an Ancient Land: Egypt of the Pharaohs (AUC Press, 2001). H.E. Farouk Hosni is Egypt's minister of culture.
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