Here is the essential book for anyone intrigued by the ancient land of the pyramids: a comprehensive record of civilization along the Nile, and a compelling account of the growth of Egyptian archaeology from its beginnings.
Christine Hobson rediscovers the secrets of ancient Egypt through the world of the pioneer archaeologists, from Flinders Petrie at Amarna and Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings, to Geoffrey Martin at Saqqara, where hos major new excavation have revealed the tomb of Maya, Tutankhamun’s treasurer. All aspects of Egypt’s rich culture – temples, tombs and pyramids, hieroglyphs and mummies – are featured in sections designed to provide at-a-glance information. Complemented by a gazetteer of sites to visit, a glossary, list of kings and a comparative chronology, Exploring the World of the Pharaohs is a world of reference was well as an entertaining introduction and superbly illustrated guide.
Christine Hobson teaches all aspects of Egyptology and takes study tours to Egypt, where she is a popular guest lecturer for one of the largest international Egyptian tour groups. Her book Mummies, Myth and Magic in Ancient Egypt is also published by Thames and Hudson under the name of Christine El Mahday.