Precious Egypt

Matthias Seidel
Regine Schulz

Focusing on the fascinating history and cultural monuments of ancient Egypt, and through vibrant illustrations and informative text, Precious Egypt—

French edition
608 pp.
Over 600 illus., 60 maps and plans
14.5X16.5cm
ISBN 9783833113703
For sale only in the Middle East

$29.95

Focusing on the fascinating history and cultural monuments of ancient Egypt, and through vibrant illustrations and informative text, Precious Egypt— small in size but huge in scope and content— brings alive the archaeological sites and their artwork, allowing their significance and beauty to clearly emerge. A unique depth of information is achieved with over 600 color illustrations, and around 60 maps, layouts, and ground plans. A comprehensive appendix providing background information in a quick and lucid form augments the geographical structure of the book, which ranges from Alexandria to Abu Simbel. The book includes: • Complete descriptions of the most important places of interest and monuments • A depiction of every monument discussed • Numerous essays on cultural and historical themes • Pictorial city maps and ground plans • An illustrated chronological table • Pharaonic names in hieroglyphs • A calendar and time calculation • Numbers, weights and measures • A glossary of architectural terms • The ancient Egyptian gods • A descriptive glossary • A comprehensive index

Matthias Seidel

Matthias Seidel studied Egyptology, Middle Eastern archaeology and Classical archaeology in Berlin and Munich. Regine Schulz is director of the Curatorial Division and curator of Ancient Art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and teaches Egyptology at the University Munich.

Regine Schulz

Regine Schulz is Curator of Ancient Art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Matthias Seidel teaches the art history of ancient Egypt at the University of Munich.
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