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The Great Belzoni: The Circus Strongman Who Discovered Egypt's Ancient Treasures
The truly extraordinary life story of Giovanni Belzoni - engineer, barber, monk, actor and circus strongman (where he earned his title, 'The Great Belzoni'), who became one of the giants of 19th century Egyptian archaeology. Sometimes maligned as a tomb robber, Giovanni Battista Belzoni is perhaps the most important and yet least remembered explorer and archaeologist of th ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 360 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks
(first published July 5th 2003)
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A biography of Belzoni, mostly based on his own Travels in Egypt and Nubia but with a few chapters on his earlier life in the theater (not circus) and his final expedition to discover the course of the Niger, and some background information on some of the people he came in contact with, such as Burckhart, Salt, etc.