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Discovering Ancient Egypt

David, Rosalie

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ISBN 10: 0816031053 / ISBN 13: 9780816031054
Published by Facts on File, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994
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Fine blue cloth. Gilt titles. Very good brown color pictorial DJ. Slight wear, DJ tear repair, previous owner name inside. 1994, 8vo, 192pp. Bookseller Inventory # 005559

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Title: Discovering Ancient Egypt

Publisher: Facts on File, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First American Edition

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Describes the experiences of travelers and archaeologists encountering the civilization of ancient Egypt, looks at each major ruin, and offers a survey of Egyptian history

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In this guide to the explorers of Egyptian antiquities and their discoveries, David begins her survey of the discoverers with the classical writer Herodotus (484-430 B.C.) so that she is able to refer to many findings that were later pillaged and unavailable to more contemporary archaeologists. The section on the sites is encyclopedic in arrangement, though admittedly not comprehensive. This treasure trove for researchers concludes with a helpful summation of Egyptian history from the predynastic period (5000-3100 B.C.) to the Greco-Roman period (332 B.C.-A.D.641). Denise Perry Donavin

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