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Rape of the Nile: Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt

By: Africa/Fagan, Brian

Price: $5.50

Publisher: WESTVIEW PR: 9/26/2010

Seller ID: 9780813340616

ISBN: 0813340616

Condition: USED


The scandalous rape of Ancient Egypt is a historical vignette of greed, vanity, and dedicated archaeological research. It is a tale vividly told by renowned archaeology author, Brian Fagan, with characters that include the ancient historian Herodotus; Theban tomb robbers; obelisk-stealing Romans; Coptic Christians determined to erase the heretical past; mummy traders; leisured antiquarians; major European museums; Giovanni Belzoni, a circus strongman who removed more antiquities than Napoleon's armies; shrewd consuls and ruthless pashas; and archaeologists such Sir Flinders Petrie who changed ... View more info