Item description for The Egyptian Museum in Cairo: A Walk Through the Alleys of Ancient Egypt by Farid Atiya & Abeer El-Shahawy...
Cairo's Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and another 30,000 are held in storerooms. This gift-edition book carries full-color illustrations of many of the masterpieces of ancient art in the museum from the decorated vases, flint knives, and palettes of the predynastic period, through the magnificent artifacts of the pharaonic period, to the beautiful tempera portraits of the Roman period.
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Format: Deluxe Edition
Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13.39" Width: 13.23" Height: 1.73" Weight: 9.22 lbs.
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9771719831 ISBN13 9789771719830
Reviews - What do customers think about The Egyptian Museum in Cairo: A Walk Through the Alleys of Ancient Egypt?
A great souvineer or even a coffee table book for armchair Egyptologists. Dec 26, 2009
Having been to the Egyptian Musuem in Cairo, this book is great. The museum itself is pretty poorly labeled, and even with a tour you're not going to be able to remember half the things you've seen. Combine that with the fact that you can't take pictures inside of the museum, you're going to be hard pressed to really remember anything.
The book itself is a masterful catalog of the amazing collection at the Egyptian Museum with stunning photographs. If you plan on going to the museum, this book will help you plan out your visit (and is cheaper from this site). And even if you're not able to get to Egypt, this book makes an amazing collection to your library and saves you the hassle, frustration and dealing with the heat of Egypt.