Treasures of the PharaohsBook - 2004
Combining extremely accessible textrichly informed by the latest findings in Egyptologywith magnificent color photographs, Treasures of the Pharaohs presents the wealth and majesty of ancient Egypt, from the temples of Karnak and Luxor to the riches of King Tutankhamen and Nefertiti. This lustrous bookits pages are decorated with metallic inksshowcases a fantastic array of gold jewelry inlaid with lapis and carnelian, sparkling gilded thrones, and deeply hued murals depicting legends of the afterlife. The inviting text examines the reign of each pharaoh, from the New Kingdom to the Roman empire, and the monuments he built. Cutting-edge scholarship helps provide the cultural and historical context for these relics, while special sections explain the methods and history of the practice of Egyptology. In singularly compelling words and pictures, the glories of ancient Egypt, its people, and their beliefs come to life in Treasures of the Pharaohs .
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2004.
Characteristics: 224 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ;,30 cm.