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Look Inside Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia

Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia
And of a Journey to the Coast of the Red Sea, in Search of the Ancient Berenice, and of Another to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology

  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108016759

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  • The Italian adventurer Giovanni Belzoni (1778–1823) is one of the most colourful and notorious figures in Egyptology. After the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt, European interest in the country, and especially in its antiquities, led to a demand for artifacts, the larger the better. Belzoni happened to be pursuing his two careers, as circus strong-man and hydraulic engineer, in Egypt in 1815, when he was asked to organise the transport of a 7-ton statue of Ramesses II from Thebes to the British Museum. After the success of this enterprise, he turned his attention to the discovery of other antiquities, though using destructive techniques which were deplored by serious contemporary scholars. His narrative of his adventures was enormously popular at the time, and remains readable and entertaining today. This reissue omits the plates from the original edition, which are too large to be reproduced satisfactorily in this format.

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    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108016759
    • length: 564 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Preface to the second edition
    First journey
    Second journey
    Third journey
    Journey to the Red Sea
    Account of the taking of the obelisk from the island of Philoe to Alexandria
    Journey to the oasis of Ammon
    Appendix.

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    Giovanni Battista Belzoni

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