- Gebundene Ausgabe: 224 Seiten
- Verlag: Thames & Hudson; Auflage: 01 (4. November 1996)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0500050805
- ISBN-13: 978-0500050804
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19,7 x 1,9 x 26 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 7 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 106.911 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt's Royal Burial Site: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 4. November 1996
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"A richly illustrated, reasonably priced account of the burial sites of Egypt's greatest rulers."
This account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art, archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically. Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs - such as Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great and Tuthmosis IV - this valley contains some 80 tombs which were dug at the climax of Egyptian power more than 3000 years ago. The account includes full descriptions of over 80 tombs, complete with factfiles, lists of contents and computer-generated perspective cutaway views. It describes the burials and mummies of famous pharaohs, from Tutankhamun and gives a blow-by-blow account of the rediscovery of the tombs, from Greek and Roman times to Howard Carter and the present day. It details the latest research by the international teams in the valley, including the discovery of the tomb for the sons of Ramesses the Great. The planning and ritual purpose of the tombs is also described, from the royal workforce to the scenes from the mysterious "afterlife" books adorning the tomb wall. A full reference section, including a guide to visiting the valley, is also given.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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I bought a second hand edition; as it turned out a former library book in good condition. It is nicely wrapped in a plastic, transparant cover as libraries do to protect the outside of a book.
I had a prompt delivery and enjoy Amazon's service by linking second hand books to new.
In many ways these men were amateur violators, thieves no-less, but our modern interest stem from them and their legacy.
Vastly illustrated throughout, colour balanced with black and white photography and the simple, but enormously effective line drawings in 3D of the tomb layouts and designs. Comparison of style, form and development is instantly possible.
"Who's who in KV35" typically illustrates the book's grasp of controversial issues, supporting the wide range of modern scholarly thought, while attempting to be neutral.
Detail is a very much a part of this survey. Inscriptions and archaeological evidence recorded faithfully alongside "fact files"of the discoveries, right down to where the reports were published etc. This adds a flavour of complete authenticity which supports the book. Good index, further reading and sources. One small criticism: occasionally little too detailed for light reading and not always enough background on the Pharaohs' themselves, but this could be easily solved with reference to another suitable book.
The book by Reeves provides a well made introduction not only to the valley but also to ancient Egypt. Even after returning home I continued to read the book with its great photographs, maps and drawings that provide the right mix of facts, history and related stories that a non-archeology student can digest!
While in Egypt I searched extensively (in Luxor and Cairo) for one or two books that I could read to get a better understanding of ancient and modern Egypt (even if Reeves covers only the valley) and I am still happy I bought his book (although at a considerable premium at the AUC bookstore!).
If you go to Luxor BUY IT!
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