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2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Title from web page.
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DVD, wide screen; Dolby digital 5.1.
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Closed-captioned.
Originally broadcast on television in 2020.
Audience
Rating: TV-14.
Summary
Egypt is home to the richest source of archaeological treasures on the planet. In this series, the cameras follow teams across Egypt on the front line of archaeology, through a full season of excavations. Crawling beneath pyramids, uncovering long-lost tombs and unearthing 3,000-year-old mummies, the world's top archaeologists race to unlock the secrets of this ancient civilization.
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National Geographic Television.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
ISBN/ISSN
0786936885095
Call #
962.05 H
Descript.
463 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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Maps on lining papers.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-450) and index.
Contents
The president -- The coup -- The president.
Summary
"Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his imagination. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, research ancient history, and visit the legendary archeological digs. After years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him it would be a much quieter place. But just before his arrival, the Arab Spring had reached Egypt and the country was in chaos. In the midst of the revolution, he attached himself to an important archeological dig at a site rich in royal tombs known in as al-Madfuna, or "The Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up an important friendship with their language instructor, a cynical political sophisticate named Rifaat. And a very different kind of friendship was formed with their garbage collector, an illiterate neighborhood character named Saaed, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archeological excavation. Along the way, he meets a family of Chinese small business owners who have cornered the nation's lingerie trade; their pragmatic view of the political crisis is a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom. Through the lives of these and other ordinary people in a time of tragedy and heartache, and through connections between contemporary Egypt and its ancient past, Hessler creates an astonishing portrait of a country and its people. What emerges is a book of uncompromising intelligence and humanity--the story of a land in which a weak state has collapsed but its underlying society remains in many ways painfully the same."--Amazon.com.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780525559566 (hardcover)
0525559566 (hardcover)
Call #
932 N
Descript.
288 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-276) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- Imhotep: the man who became a god -- Visible to invisible: Amenhotep I and the Valley of the Kings -- The missing Amarna royals: the enduring mystery -- Herihor: a tomb to 'make Tutankhamun look like Woolworths'? -- A kingdom divided: the royal tombs of the Third Intermediate Period -- Buried three times in Egypt: the tombs of Alexander the Great -- The lost tomb of Cleopatra: a mausoleum lost underwater or a secret burial awaiting discovery? -- Final thoughts.
Summary
"Egypt boasts some of the most spectacular ancient ruins in the world, scattered across the entire country. Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have unearthed the burials of some of Egypt's celebrated pharaohs, from the chambers deep within the famed pyramids at Giza to the tombs hidden away in the rocky hills of the Valley of the Kings. And yet, many of the most intriguing and notorious individuals remain unaccounted for. Where are Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, both said by the historians of the Greek and Roman empires to have been buried in Egypt? Chris Naunton describes the quest for these and other great 'missing' tombs and those that we know must exist, but have yet to be found and presents the key moments of discovery that have yielded astonishing finds and created the archetypal image of the archaeologist poised at the threshold of a tomb left untouched for millennia"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780500051993 (hbk.)
0500051992 (hbk.)
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