This beautifully designed pocket reference—more a compact encyclopedia than a dictionary—presents ancient Egypt in stunningly-produced photographs and concise textual descriptions of Egyptian art, culture, and government. Not merely a travel guide, this handy and easy-to-use guide provides an overall view of the civilization as a whole, including a fascinating section on the history of Egyptology, the invasions and excavations, and a section on where the artifacts can be seen today. This is a must-have addition to the library of anyone interested in ancient Egypt, and a necessary companion for the traveler.
Alessia Fassone holds degrees in Egyptology and archaeology from the University of Turin, Italy, and Enrico Ferraris holds a degree in Egyptology, also from the University of Turin, Italy. Both Fassone and Ferraris are part of the scientific staff of the Center of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, Egypt.
“A very handsome book . . . what is included is better presented than in many larger, more comprehensive volumes.”—L. S. Baker, Jr. Near East Archaeological Society Bltn