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Illustrated Guide to the Egyptian Museum Paperback – May 30, 2001


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About the Author

ZAHI HAWASS, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has been excavating in Egypt for over thirty years. In addition to his numerous scholarly publications, he is the author of several best-selling popular books.

Araldo De Luca concentrates exclusively on the photography of art, and has won numerous awards for his work. Among his many works are the fabulous images in The Treasures of the Egyptian Museum (AUC Press, 1999).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 631 pages
  • Publisher: American University in Cairo Press (May 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 977424608X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9774246081
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #734,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I would recommend this guide, without any hesitation.
Ethelred
This book is about 5x9 inches, 1.3 inches thick in stiff-cover paperback, and thanks to 600+ glossy pages in colour, very heavy!
M Daniels
The Ilustrated Guide to the Egyptian Museum is one of the most wonderful Books I've Known.
B. Splinter

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By LDB on March 6, 2008
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The Egyptian Museum is a show-stopping museum with limited object descriptions in English. I was considering hiring a guide for the museum, but then decided that I wanted to do it myself. This book has given me everything I need to guide our family through the Egyptian Museum. At the end of the book, there is a section to guide you through the museum (to see the highlights) if you only have a limited amount of time. With the floor plans, photos, and excellent descriptions, this book allows to you prepare and decide what is important to you instead of walking through the museum uninformed on your own or with a guide giving a generic tour.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KASmith on January 13, 2008
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Nothing at the Cairo Museum is labeled... this book is a MUST if you want to know what you are looking at. Bring it with you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M Daniels on June 17, 2012
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This book is about 5x9 inches, 1.3 inches thick in stiff-cover paperback, and thanks to 600+ glossy pages in colour, very heavy! At that size, it's obviously not a coffe table book - it really is a guide to the museum. It's not cheap. I got a copy in a store in Giza (Lehnert and Landrock) for about $US70 (in 2012), so the $358 price here is seriously out of balance. Plus, they had plenty of copies so I'm not sure why the website here shows so little stock.

Every page has at least one colour photo. The items in the book are arranged by room number in the museum, so it is a handy guide; there's a 40-page section at the back which shows small photos of each item with the corresponding room numbers.

In that local bookstore in Cairo, I saw nothing else comparable to this; and the local guide also recommended it. The only problem with this - in tehse ddays of luggage weight limits, it's heavy; and if you use a guide book in a museum, you could spend as much time reading the book as you do looking at the exhibits. However, it is an excellent choice if you want to see the museum.

If you can find one of these without breaking the bank, get it!
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By Ethelred on August 22, 2010
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Firstly, I want to say how stunned I was with the speed and efficiency that this order was delivered to South Africa. Top marks, to Amazon and the seller.
I'm about to embark on a trip I've dreamed about all of this life (and probably previous lives as well), and really want to be properly prepared.
I read that this is the definitive guide to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and, while I won't know until I've actually been, it certainly seems to be. There is so much information, with pictures (wonderful pictures), descriptions, suggestions of what is vital not to miss, floor plans, you name it. There's a section devoted to those of you who may not have too much time, but want to see as much as possible.
It's little heavy to carry, but I'll cope - the size makes it easy to handle, and it makes a wonderful coffe table book for when I get home. I'll be able to show friends and family pictures of the wonderful items I've SEEN!
The guide is not available for sale outside Egypt, and I was concerned that I might not be able to get one once there. Amazon to the rescue, and I should mention that the copy is in perfect condition.
I would recommend this guide, without any hesitation.
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