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Egypt: Splendours of an Ancient Civilization Hardcover – 1 Oct 1994

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  • Hardcover: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; Reprint edition (1 Oct. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050001647X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500016473
  • Product Dimensions: 36.8 x 26.2 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,927,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Siliotti has established a reputation for producing well illustrated books with clearly presented texts that can be understood by the non-specialist but that contain sufficient content to be valuable to those with a deeper knowledge of Egyptology. The colour photographs and standard of reproduction are excellent. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Egypt.
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HASH(0x9607ba50) out of 5 stars beautifully illustrated 15 Jun. 2000
By Francesca Jourdan - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The book contains over 300 magnificent photographs and illustrations of Egypt's monuments, treasures, archaeological discoveries and travelers. The reader will see the pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Faiyum, the Sinai, the Strait of Tiran, Nubia, Tanis, Esna, Luxor, Karnak, Philae, Dendera, Abu Simbel, Deir el-Bahri, the Valley of the Queens, Edfu, Kom Ombo and the Valley of the Kings, and will identify Ernesto Schiaparelli, Auguste Mariette, Jean-François Champollion and Howard Carter, among many famous discoverers. A history of this fascinating civilization, from ancient to modern Egypt, is included, as well as reconstructions of tombs, a bibliography and a glossary. For everyone to own.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9607bba0) out of 5 stars Splendid book on Egypt's splendors 11 Jan. 2001
By JDiver - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I first saw this book after a four-week trip to Egypt, where our travels included as much as we could see between the relocated monument Ramses II built in honor of himself at Abu Simbel to the vicinity of El-Qahira (Cairo) and its monuments and museums. This book is the one I have chosen to "keep my memories fresh" and share them with others- it is that good, and more. The illustrations are brilliant; the informative text is thorough and illuminating without being pedantic or burying the photos and drawings. I only wish the Cairo Museum had books as good as this one! If you love Egypt, this book will live an active life on your coffee table.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9607bb10) out of 5 stars EXTREMELY PLEASANT PICTURE BOOK 2 Aug. 2003
By Timothy Wingate - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I will not add too much to what the other reviewers have opined on this magnificent book. It is gorgeously illustrated with superior photographs and interesting drawings and geographical overviews.
It is the perfect book to get anyone interested in the never-ending treasures to be found in Egypt. The large-format size and the several fold-outs only add to the many and varied pleasures to be found in this book.
Also, it is somewhat scholarly and has some very useful timelines and genealogies.
Highly recommended to all Egyptophiles and lovers of antiquity alike.
Tim Wingate, CANADA
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9607bd5c) out of 5 stars i drool whenever i look at this book 4 Jan. 2003
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
i don't have this book yet. i have already told hubby that he's getting it for me for valentines. everytime i go into the bookstore, i take it off the shelf and spend about a half hour just leafing through it and looking at the pictures. if you are not sure whether you want to put out the money to buy this book, do yourself a favor and see if they have a copy at the bookstore and look through it. i know you'll be convinced that it's worth the price. i plan on ordering my book rather than buying it off the shelf. there are several fold out sections in the book and i want to make sure they are in good shape. the pictures of the temples and tombs in the book are great. also lots of maps. i admit, i'm an egyptology geek, but i think anyone who is interested in egypt will enjoy this book. if egypt is a hobby/passion, this book is a must have. i know it's a bit pricey, but you're payig for a book full of fantastic color photographs and you defintiely get what you are playing for. you get your money's worth with this book. my only regret is that i have to wait 6 weeks til i can have my copy in my hot lil' hands. :)
HASH(0x968aba44) out of 5 stars Well worth the Money 9 Sept. 2010
By Deborah M. Holmes - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for my husband for his birthday. We traveled to Egypt earlier in the year and he wanted a coffee tablebook with both history, diagrams and photographs of the places we visited as a memento of our travels there.. I looked everywhere, including Egypt and couldn't find anything comprehensive or of good quality until I came across this one.

There are hundreds of beautiful photographs, diagrams of tombs, explanations of building techniques, and history about all of the major (and many less known) archeological finds in Egypt. Absolutely the best out there. I highly recommend it.

Cellars of Books were fantastic about safely getting me this beautiful out-of-print book in time for El Jeffe's birthday!
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