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Egyptian Museum in Cairo: A Walk Through the Alleys of Ancient Egypt

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Cairo's Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and another 30,000 are held in storerooms. This book carries full-color illustrations of many of the masterpieces of ancient art in the museum from the decorated vases, flint knives, and palettes of the predynastic period, through the magnificent a ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by American University in Cairo Press (first published November 10th 2005)
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Kathy
Sep 09, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is only a small book at 60 pages, but nevertheless I found it an interesting read. The author has 7 page introduction to ancient Egyptian jewellery explaining where the materials in them were found and their significance to the Egyptians - he also went through in some detail items about mining I don't recall reading before in other books. Simply a different viewpoint I found worthwhile.

The rest of the book consists of mostly a single colour image in a page with a detailed write-up on the le
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