Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds

£25.00
ITEM CODE: 23405
4.7/5
The British Museum
A spine-tingling tale of a sensational 20th century discovery, to rival the exploits of Howard Carter: the rediscovery of the ancient Egyptian cities o...
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The British Museum
A spine-tingling tale of a sensational 20th century discovery, to rival the exploits of Howard Carter: the rediscovery of the ancient Egyptian cities of Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion. Sinking beneath the waters of Aboukir bay over 1,000 years ago and dramatically rediscovered by marine archaeologists in the 1990s. An expert text, richly illustrated with spectacular finds, tells of how closely linked were the peoples of Ancient Egypt and Greece in the late first millennium BC. Greek kings adopted the regalia of the pharaoh; ordinary Greek citizens worshipped in Hellenic sanctuaries next to Egyptian temples; and their ancient gods and mythologies became ever more closely intertwined. From the cities’ foundation as trading posts, the conquest of Alexander the Great, through centuries of Ptolemaic rule and ultimate dominance of the Roman Empire: fascinating evidence and artefacts speak to the vibrant societies and day-to-day lives of ancient peoples.
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Originally published to accompany the British Museum’s 2016 exhibition
Paperback
29 x 25.5cm
272 pages
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Overall product rating 4.7/5
24 December 2019
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Impressionnant
06 December 2019
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Stunning book.
08 November 2019
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Large book soft back & unique gift to give.
08 November 2019
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Very interesting read, with great pictures. Even better that I brought it in the sale.
26 September 2019
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Lovely book packed full of photos and info. Just what I wanted
08 August 2019
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not as good as expected. description was rather misleading