The treasures of the Valley of the Kings
Egypt, History, 10/22/2001
No civilization of the past has aroused such enthusiastic and unabated interest as that of ancient Egypt and, of all the country's many archeological sites, it is thebes that has received the greatest attention due to its magnificent monuments, rich history, legendary pharaohs, mummies, and fascinating tales of exploration.
The city has been inhabited uninterruptedly for thousands of years but it is the five centuries of the new kingdom that boasts the greatest number of monuments to be seen today.
Royal tombs in the valley of the kings, temples larger than any other religious structure in the world, statues that each weigh thousands of tons... no other culture and no archeological site offers such outstanding and priceless remains, nor provides information that allows us to see so clearly into the hearts and minds of a people separated from us in time by one hundred and fifty generations.
This book attempts to guide the reader in the discovery of this immense historical treasure through texts written by some of the world 's most highly regarded Egyptologists, many of whom have worked in thebes over many years and who are currently involved in important projects.
With the aid of superb photographs and drawings, it is possible to reconstruct the events of the new kingdom that led to the building of the royal tombs and, consequently, to understand the civilization and culture of ancient Egypt, the sequence of its dynasties, and its famous pharaohs whose presence influenced the ancient history of the West.
Each illustration in this volume has been especially created for this book. thanks to the co-operation of the archeological authorities of Egypt, for the first time it has been possible to photograph the treasures in the tombs of west thebes without any restrictions and, consequently, to offer the reader images never previously seen by the public, unique for their quality and detail.
These are supported by spectacular aerial photographs of the sites and by reconstruction's of the most important funerary sites, which are shown in horizontal and vertical sections.
In short, the volume is a compendium of the most advanced archeological research carried out on the west bank of the Nile but also, thanks to the skills of the narrators and the quality of the illustrations, a fascinating journey into the ancient heart of a country that has always been at the center of human history.
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