ANN R. WILLIAMS – TREASURES OF EGYPT: A photographic legacy from the pyramids to Cleopatra


Publisher: Ann R. Williams

Drawn from National Geographic’s unparalleled photographic archive, the images in this breathtaking volume celebrate the vibrant beauty and rich cultural heritage of Egypt on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.

Egypt’s rich history amazes us again and again with priceless treasures, exquisite craftsmanship, and an abundance of artifacts that allow us to envision the past in extraordinary detail. It’s an epic 5,000-year-old saga that National Geographic has covered for more than a century.

This magnificent book, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, describes the hallowed land’s most remarkable achievements, seen through decades of discovery chronicled in National geographic magazine. From the breathless opening of King Tut’s tomb in 1922 to the astonishing discovery of perfectly preserved ships, buried for eternity near the pyramids of Giza, this is the story of a proud and dynamic empire that changed the world ; its colossal architecture and imposing statues compel us to rethink the technical limits of the world before modern tools were available.

Documenting a series of incredible discoveries―including a complex of royal tombs filled with dazzling gold artifacts in the ancient city of Tanis, intriguing clues to the life and times of Cleopatra, and newly discovered traces of Alexandria, of Abydos and other legendary sites ―Treasures of Egypt embodies the culture’s most fascinating historical milestones. Filled with vivid photographs, revealing timelines and profiles of major explorers in the field, this exquisite book will inform and inspire.


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