Secrets from the Sand

My Search for Egypt’s Past: New Paperback Edition

Zahi Hawass

Zahi Hawass, familiar to millions from his many television appearances, provides stirring descriptions of his life’s work accompanied by many previo

English edition
1 February 2011
276 pp.
262 illus. incl. 251 color
20X25cm
ISBN 9789774161216
For sale worldwide

$29.95

Zahi Hawass, familiar to millions from his many television appearances, provides stirring descriptions of his life’s work accompanied by many previously unpublished photographs. He takes us from the famous monuments at Giza, where he supervised the restoration of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid and excavated the cemetery of the pyramid builders, to the Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis. A storyteller par excellence, Dr. Hawass speculates about life in ancient Egypt based on a scientific analysis of excavations conducted by himself or under his supervision. He also spins tales of tomb robbers, explains how he negotiates with local Egyptians whose houses may lie directly above important sites, and describes in exciting detail the experience of entering an ancient tomb for the first time after thousands of years.

Zahi Hawass

Dr. Zahi Hawass is the former secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and the author of many books on ancient Egypt.
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