Egypt's Sunken Treasures

Egypt's Sunken Treasures

Book - 2008
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Following the underwater archaeologist, Franck Goddio's discovery of the ruins of three ancient cities in Aboukir Bay off the coast of Egypt, this book provides comprehensive documentation on the marvels that were found.

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Published in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition, this publication serves both as catalogue and pictorial essay. Lengthy sections outline the region and its history, religion and cults, cities, ports, and palaces, and from excavation to exhibition. The catalogue provides color images and information on all the included artifacts, comprising of objects excavated from Canopus, Heracleion, and Alexandria. Appendices include a chronology, explanation of gods and goddesses, and glossary. The full-color photography of objects in situ is stunning. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2008
Edition: 2nd rev. and updated ed
ISBN: 9783791361598
Characteristics: 399 p. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 29 cm


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