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Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession With the Land of the Pharaohs

Bob Brier
Format
Book
Published
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781137278609, 1137278609
Summary
Presents the history of the West's obsession with ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the time of the Romans, to the campaigns of Napolean Bonaparte, the discovery Tutankhamen's tomb, and the popular culture of today.
Contents
  • Birth of a collection
  • Rome and the birth of Egyptomania
  • Napoleon on the Nile
  • How an obelisk and a canal conquered France
  • The amazing voyage of Cleopatra's needle
  • Egypt for sale : Victorian Egyptomania
  • New York gets its obelisk
  • The mummies sing songs of the Nile
  • Tutankhamen, superstar
  • The mummy goes to the movies
  • The future of Egyptomania.
Description
xix, 229 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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