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5.0 out of 5 stars No Egyptology bookshelf should be without it...
Any book by Nicholas Reeves is worth reading, and a book by Nicholas Reeves on the Valley of the Kings is a treat indeed.
This is a wonderfully-illustrated, updated and more accessible version of Reeves' hard-to-find, hard-to-read and hard-to-afford Valley of the Kings: Decline of a Royal Necropolis. In other words, it's the only book you'll ever need on the...
Published on 8 Sept. 2000 by eric.secker@ecng.co.uk

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Irritating layout
Bit disappointing, not so easy to follow as layout not flowing. Information good once you've got around the jumping about on a page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars valley of the kings*, 25 July 2009
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Although this book has the word "complete" in the title the author admits that other tombs could be found.
The Valley of the Kings is in southern Egypt and has two branches -east and west.The vast majority of the tombs of which there over 80 are found in the east valley.The tombs are the resting places of Egyptian royalty from thec 18 to the 21 dynastys (1550BC to 945BC)
After a useful introduction the book is divided into four a)preparations for the afterlife dealing with planning,construction,location and the workforce b)agents of discovery covering tourists,explorers,architects and expeditions c)the tombs and d)decline of the Royal Necropolis due to robbers plus a separate issue-deciphering heirigliphics.
For each tomb there is a history,an account of excavation,architecture and decoration,funnery equipment and remains if found.These are accompanied by excellent pictures and diagrams.
Abook to be highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 Feb. 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived earleir than scheduled - used book in very good condition, 10 Mar. 2014
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Delighted with this seller. Excellent book to give the complete novice an insight into the geology/ layout/ history etc etc of the tombs, but is also useful for previous visitors who have an academic interest in the tombs
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 May 2015
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3.0 out of 5 stars Irritating layout, 17 Sept. 2014
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Bit disappointing, not so easy to follow as layout not flowing. Information good once you've got around the jumping about on a page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Aug. 2014
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too academic, 4 May 2010
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C. Alcock (Cheshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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This book is not for leisure travellers to Egypt. It is too academic, more like a text book. I was hoping for a reference book which would be easy to dip into as and when required. You need to know a lot of Egyptology already for this to be readable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Imho, a must have., 16 April 2009
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Sergio Bonfiglio (Italy) - See all my reviews
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A "must have" for those who are beginners and those who are "Egypt-maniacs".
Well written, well photographed, synthetinc without being banal.
A true fine work.
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