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Egyptology - Dugald A. Steer, Helen Ward, Ian P. Andrew, Emily Sands
Egyptology
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Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt through a fascinating journal from a lost expedition — a treasure trove of fact and fantasy featuring a novelty element on every spread.Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt — and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of... show more
Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt through a fascinating journal from a lost expedition — a treasure trove of fact and fantasy featuring a novelty element on every spread.Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt — and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples. Here are just a few of EGYPTOLOGY's special features:— an extravagantly gilded cover, featuring a raised Horus hawk pendant with three encrusted gems— a playable game of Senet — ancient Egyptian checkers — including board, pieces, original-style dice, and rules— a souvenir booklet showing how to read simple hieroglyphs— a scrap of textured "mummy cloth"— a facsimile of the gilded mummy mask of King Tut— a gilded eye-of-Horus amulet with a "jewel" at the endRich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands's lively narration, EGYPTOLOGY concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend, and which reflect the author's delightful sense of fancy.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763626389 (0763626384)
ASIN: 763626384
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Series: Ology
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Opinions of Saturn
Opinions of Saturn rated it
4.0 Egyptology
Thanks to an errant Tumblr post, I recently found myself reminiscing on my childhood obsession with Ancient Egypt. Books, video games, movies-- I devoured anything and everything related to pharaohs or pyramids with zeal.And of course, like any aspiring eleven-year-old archaeologist, I had a copy of...
RedT Reads Randomly
RedT Reads Randomly rated it
4.5 Best Picture Book for Older Readers -- BookaDayUK
Egyptology is presented as a scrapbook of an amateur archeologist, Emily Sands, who traveled to Cairo and beyond in 1926 in search of a lost tomb. She was in possession of a rediscovered papyrus with a map, and intended to discover the tomb of the god, Osiris. The book looks as if it has been...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0
My first 'ology' book. Pretty snazzy! Review to come!
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
Another in the fascinating series of -Ology books. The PandaBat loves 'em, and they are so beautifully art-directed that I love them too.
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