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A world beneath the sands : the golden age of Egyptology / Toby Wilkinson.

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Erlanger Branch 932 W687w 2020 (Text) 33126019952351 New Adult Nonfiction On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781324006893
  • ISBN: 1324006897
  • Physical Description: xv, 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in the UK under the title A world beneath the sands: adventures and archaeologists in the golden age of Egyptology"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-477) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Travellers in an antique land -- Description and decipherment -- In the footsteps of Napoleon -- Englishmen abroad -- The Prussian project -- French foundations -- A thousand miles up the Nile -- A permanent occupation -- Scholars and scoundrels -- Egypt and America -- Imperial ambitions -- Wonderful things -- Epilogue: The future of the past.
Summary, etc.:
"A thrilling history of the West's scramble for the riches of ancient Egypt by the foremost Egyptologist of our time. From the decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 to the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later, the uncovering of Egypt's ancient past took place in an atmosphere of grand adventure and international rivalry. In A World Beneath the Sands, the acclaimed Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson chronicles the ruthless race between the British, French, Germans and Americans to lay claim to its mysteries and treasures. He tells the riveting stories of the men and women whose obsession with Egypt's ancient civilization helped to enrich and transform our understanding of the Nile Valley and its people, and left a lasting impression on Egypt, too. Travelers and treasure-hunters, ethnographers and archaeologists: whatever their motives, whatever their methods, a century of adventure and scholarship revealed a lost world, buried for centuries beneath the sands"-- Provided by publisher
Subject: Egyptology > History.
Excavations (Archaeology) > Egypt.
Egypt > Antiquities.

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