The Search for Ancient Egypt

New Horizons

The Search for Ancient Egypt

  1. Jean Vercoutter
  2. Translated by Ruth Sharman
  • ISBN 9780500300138
  • 17.70 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 208pp
  • Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
  • First published 1992
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Buried treasure, looting, intrigue and dedicated scholarship; ‘wonderful things’ gleaming in the darkness; the cache of royal mummies; and, most wonderful of all, the tomb of Tutankhamun.

The Search for Ancient Egypt

Here is the complete story of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt, a tale of extraordinary characters: Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, who braved the ‘pharaoh’s curse’; Belzoni, ‘the Patagonian Samson’; Champollion, who unlocked the secrets of the hieroglyphs – and a tale of spectacular rescue, with modern technology mobilized to save Egypt’s monuments from flood waters and the ravages of time.