Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass

Collector's Edition

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Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163647

Category: History

Page: 299

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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.

Secrets from the Sand

My Search for Egypt's Past

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Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774161216

Category: History

Page: 269

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The world's best known Egyptologist uncovers the stories behind his many excavations. Zahi Hawass, familiar to millions from his many television appearances, provides stirring descriptions of his life's work accompanied by many previously unpublished photographs. He takes us from the famous monuments at Giza, where he supervised the restoration of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid and excavated the cemetery of the pyramid builders, to the Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis. A storyteller par excellence, Dr. Hawass speculates about life in ancient Egypt based on a scientific analysis of excavations conducted by himself or under his supervision. He also spins tales of tomb robbers, explains how he negotiates with local Egyptians whose houses may lie directly above important sites, and describes in exciting detail the experience of entering an ancient tomb for the first time after thousands of years.

Highlights of the Egyptian Museum

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Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774164385

Category: Art

Page: 69

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The ideal souvenir or gift from a visit to the great storehouse of antiquity. Cairo's Egyptian Museum, one of the greatest storehouses of ancient art and artifacts in the world, is at the top of the agenda for millions of visitors to Egypt every year. People come to see the fabulous gold treasures of King Tutankhamun, the monumental royal statuary, the elaborately painted coffins and funerary masks, the model houses, ships, and armies, the tools, furnishings, and games of everyday life, and all the other paraphernalia of three thousand years of ancient Egyptian civilization. But what to take home from all this? How to remember the highlights of a visit to such a wonderful house of treasure? Here in this light and compact book, Egyptologist extraordinaire Zahi Hawass has collected the very gems of the Museum, illustrated in full color and succinctly described-more than thirty significant objects that stand out in the memory, making the perfect souvenir of one of the world's truly great museums.

Valley of the Golden Mummies

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Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 9780448428178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents an introduction to mummies in the form of a school report written by a young boy after a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Mountains of the Pharaohs

The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders

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Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385503051

Category: History

Page: 213

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A leading archaeologist interweaves family history and the latest archaeological data into the story of the construction of the great pyramids of Giza, the saga of the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom, and the advanced civilization that spawned the engineering expertise and architectural artistry that existed during the time. 35,000 first printing.

Egyptian Wall Painting

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 391

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Egyptian Wall Painting focuses on two-dimensional depictions in ancient Egypt, examining them as part of an elaborate code designed to maintain the so-called Maat - or Cosmic Order, Truth-Justice, and Universal Harmony - and thus integral to Egyptian lives and beliefs. It conducts this study through two different lenses: that of Western rational analysis, with its emphasis on methods and techniques, and that of ancient Egyptian spirituality, which these complex works have handed down to our own time. Illustrated with 350 color plates, including numerous full-page details printed on a special matte paper designed to simulate the feel of the stuccoed limestone on which the original images were painted, Egyptian Wall Painting illuminates an art, language, and culture of extraordinary richness. The definitive treatment of its subject, it is sure to appeal to art historians, Egyptologists, linguist, and connoisseurs interested in one of history's most complex and influential civilizations.

Loot

The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World

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Author: Sharon Waxman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429960434

Category: Art

Page: 432

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A journey across four continents to the heart of the conflict over who should own the great works of ancient art Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why are so many Etruscan masterworks in America? For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but in recent years, the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court, prosecuting curators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects. Where do these treasures rightly belong? Sharon Waxman, a former culture reporter for The New York Times and a longtime foreign correspondent, brings us inside this high-stakes conflict, examining the implications for the preservation of the objects themselves and for how we understand our shared cultural heritage. Her journey takes readers from the great cities of Europe and America to Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, as these countries face down the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She also introduces a cast of determined and implacable characters whose battles may strip these museums of some of their most cherished treasures. For readers who are fascinated by antiquity, who love to frequent museums, and who believe in the value of cultural exchange, Loot opens a new window on an enduring conflict.

The Treasures of the Pyramids

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Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788880952336

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Punto di contatto tra terra e cielo, tra umano e divino, le piramidi rispecchiano l’aspetto più appariscente della visione religiosa e metafisica della civiltà nilotica. Questo volume presenta tutte le principali piramidi e le grandi necropoli menfite del

The Treasures of Ancient Egypt from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

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Author: Alessandro Bongioanni,Maria Sole Croce

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789309860

Category: Art

Page: 631

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A guide to the great Egyptian museum offers detailed descriptions of more than 570 treasures found in the collection.

Giza and the Pyramids

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Author: Mark Lehner,Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500051894

Category:

Page: 560

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For more than 4,000 years the pyramids of Giza have stood like giant question marks that have intrigued and endlessly fascinated people. Who exactly built them? When? Why? And how did they create these colossal structures? But the pyramids are not a complete mystery - the stones, the hieroglyphs, the landscape and even the layers of sand and debris hold stories for us to read. Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, with over four decades of involvement with Giza, provide their unique and personal insight into the site, bringing together all the information and evidence to create a record unparalleled in its detail and scope. The celebrated Great Pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops, is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing, but there is much more to Giza. We may think of the pyramids as rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, yet they were surrounded by temples, tombs, vast cemeteries and even teeming towns of the living. All are described in detail here and brought back to life, with hundreds of illustrations including detailed photographs of the monuments, excavations and objects, as well as plans, reconstructions and the latest images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans. Through the ages, Giza and the pyramids have inspired the most extraordinary speculations and wild theories, but here, finally, in this prestigious publication, is the full story as told by the evidence on the ground, by the leading authorities on the site.

Curse of the Pharaohs

My Adventures with Mummies

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Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 9780792266655

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Zahi A. Hawass, currently in charge of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, tells true stories of archaeology and Egypt's treasures.

Giza and the Pyramids

The Definitive History

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Author: Mark Lehner,Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226425696

Category: Art

Page: 560

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This book is the most thorough and up-to-date report ever written about the ancient site of Giza. Authors Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, with more than four decades of collective involvement with Giza, here provide their unique insights into the site, bringing together a massive amount of information and evidence to make this book a record unparalleled in detail and scope. We may think of the pyramids as rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, yet they were originally surrounded by temples, tombs, vast cemeteries, and teeming towns of the living. All are brought to life in vivid detail with hundreds of illustrations, including detailed photographs of the monuments, excavations, and objects as well as plans, reconstructions, and the latest images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans.

Discovering Tutankhamun

From Howard Carter to DNA

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Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774166372

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Penned by a scholar who was personally involved in research into the enigmatic young pharaoh, this fully illustrated study reviews our knowledge about the life, death, and burial of Tutankhamun. Zahi Hawass places the king in the broader context of Egyptian history, unravelling the intricate and much debated relationship between various members of the royal family, and the circumstances surrounding the turbulent Amarna period.

King Tutankhamun

The Treasures of the Tomb

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Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293904

Category:

Page: 296

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The ultimate book on King Tut and his tomb--the most exciting archaeological find the world has ever known--now in a compact edition

Keeping Their Marbles

How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

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Author: Tiffany Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191631892

Category: History

Page: 368

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The fabulous collections housed in the world's most famous museums are trophies from an imperial age. Yet the huge crowds that each year visit the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, or the Metropolitan in New York have little idea that many of the objects on display were acquired by coercion or theft. Now the countries from which these treasures came would like them back. The Greek demand for the return of the Elgin Marbles is the tip of an iceberg that includes claims for the Benin Bronzes from Nigeria, sculpture from Turkey, scrolls and porcelain taken from the Chinese Summer Palace, textiles from Peru, the bust of Nefertiti, Native American sacred objects and Aboriginal human remains. In Keeping Their Marbles, Tiffany Jenkins tells the bloody story of how western museums came to acquire these objects. She investigates why repatriation claims have soared in recent decades and demonstrates how it is the guilt and insecurity of the museums themselves that have stoked the demands for return. Contrary to the arguments of campaigners, she shows that sending artefacts back will not achieve the desired social change nor repair the wounds of history. Instead, this ground-breaking book makes the case for museums as centres of knowledge, demonstrating that no object has a single home and no one culture owns culture.

The Complete Tutankhamun

The King, the Tomb, the Royal Treasure

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Author: Carl Nicholas Reeves,Nicholas Reeves

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500278109

Category: History

Page: 224

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Tells the story of the boy-king, and describes his burial, the quest for his tomb, the riches found there, and the legendary curse