Valley of the Golden Mummies

Valley of the Golden Mummies

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Baker & Taylor
An exploration of an archaeological find in Egypt discusses the hundreds of mummies, many wearing gold masks, that have been found and explains the historical significance.

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In this beautifully illustrated volume, archaeologist Hawass reveals his first-hand experiences at a site in the middle of the desert which yielded a group of intact Egyptian tombs containing at least 60 gilded mummies, and perhaps hundreds more, dating from the first and second centuries A.D. After providing historical context for the find as well as information about mummification in ancient Egypt, he speculates about how much we may learn from this spectacular discovery. Since the excavation site will remain closed to the public, this volume provides the only way to see what lies within these mysterious graves. He also discusses other sites being rediscovered and excavated, such as the famous Temple of Alexander the Great. Contains 300 illustrations, including 260 color plates. Oversize: 10x12. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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An exploration, highlighted by hundreds of colorful photographs, of an incredible archaeological find in Egypt, from the excavation's director, discusses the hundreds of mummies, many wearing gold masks, that have been found and explains the find's historical significance. 22,000 first printing. History, QPB, & Natural Science Main. BOMC.

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000
ISBN: 9780810928985
Branch Call Number: 932 HAW
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.), map 30 cm


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Sep 24, 2012

This book is unique and thereby self-recommending in every way, as it was written by the excavator of the site.


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