Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

The Tombs and the Funerary Temples of the Thebes West

Book - 2008
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“The large trim size gives best advantage to the more than 800 incomparable color illustrations, some on fold-out pages. Plans and cutaway reconstruction help orient the reader for an exciting visual tour. A spectacular achievement, highly recommended for all public and academic libraries.”—Library Journal. “This book is the next best thing to being there.”—Booklist.
Take a spectacular armchair voyage to one of earth's most magnificent and ancient sites--shown in a resplendent oversized volume, lavishly illustrated with more than 800 pictures (including archeological reconstruction drawings); 6 gatefolds; and the finest paper. Conducted by a team of world-acknowledged experts, who provide the most up-to-date information available, it's the perfect mix of artistic brilliance and scholarly research. The Valley of the Kings and the tombs of the nobles are, together with the pyramids of Giza, among the world's most visited and best-known sites. Although millions come each year to gaze upon these ancient wonders, a significant portion of this remarkable place remains unseen by most. For the first time, an illuminating and spectacularly produced guide brings together both the artistic and the architectural features of the tombs and maps them out fully. The only photographer granted full access to the site over the past decade provides unrivaled color images of the funerary temples and private necropolises, and in addition, an exploration of their structures and embellishments features plans, photos, drawings of motifs, and hieroglyphs. To complete the presentation: walking itineraries in the Theban mountains, shown from many unusual vantage points. A visual treat, and an extraordinary adventure, for real and virtual travelers alike.

Baker & Taylor
Describes and interprets the burials from the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor, including the Valleys of the Kings and of the Queens, royal mortuary temples, and the tombs of nobles.

Publisher: Vercelli, Italy : VMB / White Star, 2008, c2001
ISBN: 9788854009769
Characteristics: 434 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 37 cm
Additional Contributors: Weeks, Kent R.
De Luca, Araldo


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