Our Three Thousand Year Obsession With the Land of the Pharaohs

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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Presents the history of the West's obsession with ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the time of the Romans, to the campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte, the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, and the popular culture of today.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave/MacMillan, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781137278609
Characteristics: xix, 229 pages, 24 un-numbered pages of plates : illustration (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Egyptomania


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ChristchurchLib Jun 30, 2014

From ancient times to the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Howard Carter in the 1920s, this is an exploration into the ancient civilization that still endures in ours today. It traces our obsession with the mummies that seem to have cheated death and the pyramids that seem to have grown from the sand. July 2014 History and Current Events newsletter.


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