Highlights of the Egyptian Museum (Paperback)
Cairo's Egyptian Museum, one of the greatest storehouses of ancient art and artifacts in the world, is at the top of the agenda for millions of visitors to Egypt every year. People come to see the fabulous gold treasures of King Tutankhamun, the monumental royal statuary, the elaborately painted coffins and funerary masks, the model houses, ships, and armies, the tools, furnishings, and games of everyday life, and all the other paraphernalia of three thousand years of ancient Egyptian civilization. But what to take home from all this? How to remember the highlights of a visit to such a wonderful house of treasure? Here in this light and compact book, Egyptologist extraordinaire Zahi Hawass has collected the very gems of the Museum, illustrated in full color and succinctly described--more than thirty significant objects that stand out in the memory, making the perfect souvenir of one of the world's truly great museums.
Zahi Hawass is the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and the author of many books on ancient Egypt. Sandro Vannini is an acclaimed photographer who has worked closely with Zahi Hawass over many years, specializing in documenting Egypt's archaeological heritage.