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The Resource The rape of the Nile : tomb robbers, tourists, and archaeologists in Egypt, Brian Fagan

The rape of the Nile : tomb robbers, tourists, and archaeologists in Egypt, Brian Fagan

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The rape of the Nile : tomb robbers, tourists, and archaeologists in Egypt
Title
The rape of the Nile
Title remainder
tomb robbers, tourists, and archaeologists in Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Brian Fagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a thoroughly revised edition of The Rape of the Nile - Brian Fagan's classic account of the cavalcade of archaeologists, thieves, and sightseers who have flocked to the Nile Valley since ancient times. Long considered a benchmark in narrative archaeology, this edition updates the saga with new accounts of stunning recent discoveries - including the Royal Tombs of Tanis, the Valley of Golden Mummies at Bahariya, the Tomb of the Sons of Ramses, and the sunken city of Alexandria (whose lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World). Fagan concludes with an assessment of the impact of modern mass tourism on archaeological sites and artifacts."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fagan, Brian M
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT60
LC item number
.F24 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egypt
  • Egyptology
  • Archaeological thefts
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeological thefts
  • Egyptology
  • Egypt
  • Archäologie
  • Archäologische Stätte
  • Grabraub
  • Ägypten (Altertum)
Label
The rape of the Nile : tomb robbers, tourists, and archaeologists in Egypt, Brian Fagan
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Tombs and treasure -- Plundering the pharaohs -- The first tourists -- "Mummy is become merchandise" -- Napoléon on the Nile -- II: The great Belzoni -- The Patagonian Sampson -- The young Memnon -- "Mummies were rather unpleasant to swallow" -- "Pyramidical brains" -- High jinks at Philae -- "A multitude of collateral curiosities" -- III: Birth of a science -- Decipherment -- Artists and archaeologists -- "In the British museum he is placed beyond the reach of all such evils" -- "A boating-trip interspersed with ruins" -- Science and the small artifact -- "Wonderful things."
Control code
ocm55797676
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780813340616
Lccn
2004015150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55797676
  • (OCoLC)55797676
Label
The rape of the Nile : tomb robbers, tourists, and archaeologists in Egypt, Brian Fagan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Tombs and treasure -- Plundering the pharaohs -- The first tourists -- "Mummy is become merchandise" -- Napoléon on the Nile -- II: The great Belzoni -- The Patagonian Sampson -- The young Memnon -- "Mummies were rather unpleasant to swallow" -- "Pyramidical brains" -- High jinks at Philae -- "A multitude of collateral curiosities" -- III: Birth of a science -- Decipherment -- Artists and archaeologists -- "In the British museum he is placed beyond the reach of all such evils" -- "A boating-trip interspersed with ruins" -- Science and the small artifact -- "Wonderful things."
Control code
ocm55797676
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780813340616
Lccn
2004015150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55797676
  • (OCoLC)55797676

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