Travels in Egypt and Nubia: Belzoni (Expanded, Annotated)

Travels in Egypt and Nubia: Belzoni (Expanded, Annotated)

by Giovanni Battista Belzoni

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Overview

Among the noted explorers and adventurers of the great age of discovery, few can compare with the Great Belzoni.

No study of the modern exploration of ancient Egypt is complete without his extraordinary work. Once a circus strongman, trained as an engineer, he spent many years abroad in Egypt and Nubia studying the ancient ruins and shipping antiquities back to Europe.

Though once considered a tomb robber, recent re-evaluations of Belzoni have given him credit for his remarkably keen powers of observation and, for his time, careful excavation methods and recording.

A larger-than-life character, Belzoni was a true adventurer-explorer during a time of nationalist competition between the European powers for the best antiquities. This exciting and detailed account of his two journeys to Egypt and Nubia is a treasure of Egyptology.

For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149755226
Publisher: Big Byte Books
Publication date: 06/27/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 414,114
File size: 2 MB

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