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Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt

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A book by Zahi Hawass of the rarely seen art and antiquities of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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Hardcover, 240 pages, May 2004.

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is home to some of the most exquisite artifacts in existence, yet many of these wonders have never been seen outside Egypt. Now, for the first time, world-famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass takes readers on a tour of these long-lost antiquities and shares the adventures that led to their discoveries.

Readers will marvel at the astonishing stories behind these dazzling treasures?from the legendary unearthing of the tomb of boy King Tutankhamun, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, to the modern-day photographer who discovered a royal burial shaft when he tripped over it while setting up his tripod. Many of the fabulous antiquities featured here were left to languish in storerooms all over the country and only recently were rediscovered. Hawass provides invaluable insights into what they meant to ancient Egyptians and what they now signify to us in the 21st century.

Featuring exquisite photographs and enlightening commentary, Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt will delight Egyptophiles and history buffs and shed new light on some of the great mysteries of this ancient civilization.

Dimensions (in inches): 9 1/8 x 11 1/2

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