Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2010 - 299 pagina's
The Egyptian Museum houses the world's greatest collection of Egyptian treasures and antiquities, tens of thousands of stunning and fascinating objects dating from the earliest Predynastic times right through to the Greek and Roman Periods. Visitors to this great storehouse may become easily overwhelmed by the vast number of objects on display. But here for the first time is the world's best-known Egyptologist's personal introduction to the unmissable highlights of the Museum--Zahi Hawass's own selection of his favorite 200 exhibits. For each piece, he gives some background to its discovery and significance, and describes what it means for him in terms of the art or the history of ancient Egypt, and why it strikes a personal chord. "Due to my love of the Egyptian Museum, I thought that it would be wonderful to write a guide to its treasures, and to talk about my favorite objects within."--Zahi Hawass
 

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Inside the Egyptian Museum
10
The Entrance Area and Predynastic Period
37
A Brief History of The Old Kingdom
52
A Brief History of the Hetepheres Funerary Assemblage
96
The Monuments of the Middle Kingdom
102
The Monuments of the New Kingdom
119
The Amarna Rooms
140
The New Kingdom Continued
154
A Brief History of the Tutankhamun Collection
232
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Zahi Hawass is the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and the author of many books on ancient Egypt.
Sandro Vannini is an acclaimed photographer who has worked closely with Zahi Hawass over many years, specializing in documenting Egypt's archaeological heritage.

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