Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land by Bob Brier

By Bob Brier

The international has consistently been occupied with historical Egypt. whilst the Romans conquered Egypt, it used to be rather Egypt that conquered the Romans. Cleopatra captivated either Caesar and Marc Antony and shortly Roman women have been worshipping Isis and donning vials of Nile water round their necks. what's it approximately historic Egypt that breeds such obsession and imitation? Egyptomania explores the burning fascination with all issues Egyptian and the occasions that fanned the flames--from precedent days, to Napoleon's Egyptian crusade, to the invention of Tutankhamen's tomb by means of Howard Carter within the Twenties. For 40 years, Bob Brier, one of many world's optimum Egyptologists, has been collecting one of many greatest collections of Egyptian memorabilia and looking to comprehend the pull of historic Egypt on our global at the present time. during this unique and groundbreaking ebook, with twenty-four pages of colour pictures from the author's assortment, he explores our three-thousand-year-old fixation with getting better Egyptian tradition and its which means. He strains our enthrallment with the mummies that appear to have cheated loss of life and the pyramids that appear as though they are going to final endlessly. Drawing on his own assortment — from Napoleon's twenty-volume Egypt encyclopedia to Howard Carter's letters written from the Valley of the Kings as he was once excavating — this is often a creative and enchanting journey of the way an historic civilization endures in ours today.

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