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Giza and the Pyramids (Hardcover): Mark Lehner, Zahi Hawass Giza and the Pyramids (Hardcover)
Mark Lehner, Zahi Hawass
R2,179 R1,580 Discovery Miles 15 800 Save R599 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For more than 4,000 years the pyramids of Giza have stood like giant question marks that have intrigued and endlessly fascinated people. Who exactly built them? When? Why? And how did they create these colossal structures? But the pyramids are not a complete mystery - the stones, the hieroglyphs, the landscape and even the layers of sand and debris hold stories for us to read. Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, with over four decades of involvement with Giza, provide their unique and personal insight into the site, bringing together all the information and evidence to create a record unparalleled in its detail and scope. The celebrated Great Pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops, is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing, but there is much more to Giza. We may think of the pyramids as rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, yet they were surrounded by temples, tombs, vast cemeteries and even teeming towns of the living. All are described in detail here and brought back to life, with hundreds of illustrations including detailed photographs of the monuments, excavations and objects, as well as plans, reconstructions and the latest images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans. Through the ages, Giza and the pyramids have inspired the most extraordinary speculations and wild theories, but here, finally, in this prestigious publication, is the full story as told by the evidence on the ground, by the leading authorities on the site.

The Lost Tombs of Thebes - Life in Paradise (Hardcover): Zahi Hawass The Lost Tombs of Thebes - Life in Paradise (Hardcover)
Zahi Hawass
R1,235 R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Save R298 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The foothills of the Theban massif, not far from Egypt s Valley of the Kings, are filled with hundreds of impressive tombs from the New Kingdom belonging to the people who served the pharaohs. Just a handful are open to the public; many others are closed and can be visited only by scholars; still others have been hidden under villages built over the past centuries and have only recently been discovered. Written by world-renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and illustrated with spectacular new photographs by Sandro Vannini, this new book gives an unprecedented access to these largely inaccessible tombs. It reveals some of the most exquisite examples of Egyptian art to be found anywhere in the land of the Nile, reflecting the aristocratic status of the tombs owners. At the heart of the book, three major chapters examine the glorious paintings and exquisitely sculpted reliefs that depict daily life on earth and life in paradise. Other chapters place the tomb owners in their historical context, explore the architecture and construction of the tombs, display the lavish burial equipment, and discuss the vital ongoing work of restoration and conservation. A reference section includes maps, plans, and a checklist of tombs.

King Tutankhamun - The Treasures of the Tomb (Hardcover): Zahi Hawass King Tutankhamun - The Treasures of the Tomb (Hardcover)
Zahi Hawass
R1,235 R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Save R298 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ultimate book on King Tut and his tomb--the most exciting archaeological find the world has ever known.
The fabulous treasures of Tutankhamun have fascinated the public since their discovery by Howard Carter in 1922. Many books have been written about the boy king and his tomb, but this volume by world-renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass provides the reader with a unique perspective on this extraordinary archaeological find. Images by pioneering photographer Sandro Vannini offer distinctive views of almost 200 of the spectacular artifacts found at the burial site.
"King Tutankhamun" uses carefully selected objects to illustrate the entire ten years of painstaking excavation and documentation carried out by Carter and his team. Organized to follow the chambers of the tomb in the order in which they were excavated, it illuminates the site's most magnificent artifacts.
An experienced field archaeologist who has made many important discoveries himself, Dr. Hawass imbues the text with his own unique voice, imagining how exploration of the tomb must have felt for Carter and providing invaluable information about the objects. Sandro Vannini's photographs are extraordinary as well, allowing the objects to be seen in even more detail than is possible with the naked eye. 324 color illustrations, including 26 foldouts.

Tutankhamun - The Treasures of the Tomb (Hardcover): Zahi Hawass Tutankhamun - The Treasures of the Tomb (Hardcover)
Zahi Hawass; Photographs by Sandro Vannini
R916 R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Save R213 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, remains the most sensational archaeological find of all time. This brilliantly illustrated volume takes the reader through Tutankhamun's tomb room-by-room in the order that it was discovered and excavated by Howard Carter in 1922. Dr Zahi Hawass imbues the text with his own inimitable flavour, imagining how the uncovering and opening of the tomb must have felt for Carter, while Sandro Vannini's extraordinary photographs reproduce the objects in infinitesimal detail. With stunning full-colour spreads and foldouts throughout the book, this sumptuous volume is the definitive record of Tutankhamun's glittering legacy.

The Great Book of Ancient Egypt New Edition - In the Realm of the Pharaohs (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Zahi Hawass The Great Book of Ancient Egypt New Edition - In the Realm of the Pharaohs (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Zahi Hawass
R937 R727 Discovery Miles 7 270 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Brimming with close-up photographs of the statuary, stelae, sarcophagi, wall paintings, reliefs, artefacts, and, of course, the monuments, this volume offers an information-packed overview of the history of ancient Egypt. In the beginning of the book the authors - distinguished Egyptology experts - present an invaluable chronology, and introduce readers to the gods and to the explorers who sought their tombs. Then, from Alexandria to the Monastery of St. Catherine, from the pyramids of Giza to Abu Simbel, the book traces the major archaeological sites, detailing the monuments and major discoveries in each location

Discovering Tutankhamun - From Howard Carter to DNA (Paperback): Zahi Hawass Discovering Tutankhamun - From Howard Carter to DNA (Paperback)
Zahi Hawass
R887 R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Save R105 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Penned by a scholar who was personally involved in research into the enigmatic young pharaoh, this comprehensive and fully illustrated new study reviews the current state of our knowledge about the life, death, and burial of Tutankhamun in light of the latest investigations and newest technology. Zahi Hawass places the king in the broader context of Egyptian history, unraveling the intricate and much debated relationship between various members of the royal family, and the circumstances surrounding the turbulent Amarna period. He also succinctly explains the religious background and complex beliefs in the afterlife that defined and informed many features of Tutankhamun's tomb. The history of the exploration of the Valley of the Kings is discussed, as well as the background and mutual relationships of the main protagonists.
The tomb and the most important finds are described and illustrated, and the modern X-raying and CT-scanning of the king's mummy are presented in detail. The description of the latest DNA examination of the mummies of Tutankhamun and members of his family is one of the most absorbing parts of the book and demonstrates that scientific methods may produce results that cannot be paralleled by traditional Egyptology.

Scanning the Pharaohs - CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies (Paperback): Zahi Hawass Scanning the Pharaohs - CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies (Paperback)
Zahi Hawass
R1,052 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R178 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The royal mummies in the Cairo Museum are an important source of information about the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The remains of these pharaohs and queens can inform us about their age at death and medical conditions from which they may have suffered, as well as the mummification process and objects placed within the wrappings. Using the latest technology, including Multi-Detector Computed Tomography and DNA analysis, co-authors Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem present the results of the examination of royal mummies of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties. New imaging techniques not only reveal a wealth of information about each mummy, but render amazingly lifelike and detailed images of the remains. In addition, utilizing 3D images, the anatomy of each face has been discerned for a more accurate interpretation of a mummy's facial features. This latest research has uncovered some surprising results about the genealogy of, and familial relationships between, these ancient individuals, as well as some unexpected medical finds. Historical information is provided to place the royal mummies in context, and the book with its many illustrations will appeal to Egyptologists, paleopathologists, and non-specialists alike, as the authors seek to uncover the secrets of these most fascinating members of the New Kingdom royal families.

Giza and the Pyramids - The Definitive History (Hardcover): Mark Lehner, Zahi Hawass Giza and the Pyramids - The Definitive History (Hardcover)
Mark Lehner, Zahi Hawass
R1,889 R1,465 Discovery Miles 14 650 Save R424 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The pyramids of Giza have stood for more than four thousand years, fascinating generations around the world. We think of the pyramids as mysteries, but the stones, hieroglyphs, landscape, and even layers of sand and debris around them hold stories. In Giza and the Pyramids: The Definitive History, two of the world's most eminent Egyptologists, Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, provide their unique insights based on more than four decades of excavating and studying the site. The celebrated Great Pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops, is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing, but there is much more to Giza. Though we imagine the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure and the Sphinx rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, they were once surrounded by temples, noble tombs, vast cemeteries, and even harbors and teeming towns. This unparalleled account describes that past life in vibrant detail, along with the history of exploration, the religious and social function of the pyramids, how the pyramids were built, and the story of Giza before and after the Old Kingdom. Hundreds of illustrations, including vivid photographs of the monuments, excavations, and objects, as well as plans, reconstructions, and images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans, help bring these monuments to life. Through the ages, Giza and the pyramids have inspired extraordinary speculations and wild theories, but here, in this definitive account, is the in-depth story as told by the evidence on the ground and by the leading authorities on the site.

Pharaoh's Shadow - Foreword by Dr. Zahi Hawass (Hardcover): Tasha Madison Pharaoh's Shadow - Foreword by Dr. Zahi Hawass (Hardcover)
Tasha Madison; Foreword by Zahi Hawass
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pharaoh's Shadow - Foreword by Dr. Zahi Hawass (Paperback): Tasha Madison Pharaoh's Shadow - Foreword by Dr. Zahi Hawass (Paperback)
Tasha Madison; Foreword by Zahi Hawass
R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Curse of the Pharaohs - My Adventures with Mummies (Hardcover, Library binding): Zahi Hawass Curse of the Pharaohs - My Adventures with Mummies (Hardcover, Library binding)
Zahi Hawass
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Out of stock

In this highly readable first-hand account, world-famous Egyptologist and spellbinding storyteller Dr. Zahi Hawass shares some of the many intriguing tales about the legendary "curse of the pharaohs"-including several of his own experiences with it. Also known as the "curse of the mummies," this spine-tingling legend-still believed by many people-claims that anyone who disturbs the rest of the ancient Egyptian dead will be haunted or harmed by their spirits. Often blamed when things go wrong, these ancient spirits are given credit for accidents, illnesses, and even deaths.Many strange things have happened to Dr. Hawass during his years as an archaeologist in the field, and he delights in telling about them. For example: o?= - He tells of the exciting discovery of beautiful statues found in the tomb of a man called Inty-shedu and of the bizarre circumstances-including an earthquake and then his own heart attack-that prevented him from publicly announcing the discovery.o?= - After he excavated the mummies of two small children in the Valley of the Golden Mummies and arranged to have them transferred to a museum, the children began haunting his dreams every night, following him in his travels around the world. After several months of sleepless nights, he realized that the children didn't want to be separated from another mummy-a grown man, perhaps their father-that had been buried with them. So he had that mummy moved to the museum, too, and the nightmares stopped o?= - During exploration of another tomb, he was knocked unconscious by an electric shock from the frayed wire of the lamp he held. The fact that he survived these incidents seems proof to him that if there is a curse, itprobably helped him. He says, "The greatest desire of the ancient Egyptians was that their names would live forever. We as archaeologists dedicate our lives to bringing the names of the ancients back to life.o?= So you see, though I do excavate tombs, the spirits of the dead should be pleased with me." Dr. Hawass also delves into the fascinating background of the curse, telling readers how it became famous all over the world after the discovery of the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut, in 1922. Shortly after the discovery of the tomb, seemingly inexplicable misfortunes began to occur, ranging from a pet canary being devoured by a cobra to the illnesses and deaths of several people involved with the excavation of the fabulous tomb. Rumors quickly spread that an ancient curse had been awakened. In a later chapter, Dr. Hawass makes clear that there are simple, natural explanations for most of the disasters linked to the curse of the pharaohs-such as ancient, infection-causing germs, for example. In another chapter, he explains that ancient Egyptians did believe in curses and magic, and he tells how they carved curse inscriptions on their tombs to warn off robbers. (It didn't work. Neither did trying to hide the tombs.) Overflowing with beautiful 4-color photographs, Curse of the Pharaohs not only explores the legendary curse but also introduces readers to the thrills and dangers of archaeology and to the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. A valuable reference tool for school reports, the book's extensive back matter includes a timeline, glossary, index, bibliography, and further reading list, as well as fun and informative sections on how mummies were made, thearchaeologist's tools, and Dr. Hawass's tips for budding archaeologists.

Tutankhamun - The Mysteries of the Boy King (Hardcover, Library binding): Zahi Hawass Tutankhamun - The Mysteries of the Boy King (Hardcover, Library binding)
Zahi Hawass
R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Out of stock

He was crowned King of Egypt at about age nine and died abruptly - and mysteriously - at around age 18. In this comprehensive new volume, famed archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass scrutinizes the artifacts found in King Tut's tomb 3,500 years after his death, then recreates his life and times in a fresh and compelling style. The book includes late-breaking results of a never-before-performed CAT scan of the young monarch's mummy. Featuring more than 60 breathtaking photographs and illustrations, the book teaches children about the prominent people in Kin Tut's life, his proficiency in sports, his religion, his empire, and of course his tomb and the mystery surrounding his early death.

Realm of the Pharaohs - Essays in Honour of Tohfa Handousa (Paperback): Zahi Hawass, Sawsan Abd El-Fattah Realm of the Pharaohs - Essays in Honour of Tohfa Handousa (Paperback)
Zahi Hawass, Sawsan Abd El-Fattah
R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Out of stock

For centuries, Egyptian civilization and its antiquities have inspired passionate interest. Archaeologists, engineers, astronomers, poets, painters, people of different cultures, and travelers have been riveted by Egypt's ancient monuments. How much do we really know about these awe-inspiring wonders of the ancient world? This publication provides an up-to-date account of archaeology in the land of the pharaohs, including new discoveries and recent studies. This authoritative volume remains the definitive source for the findings of the various archaeological excavations undertaken in Egypt. For more than a hundred years, the Annales du Service has been studied by Egyptologists, students, and laypersons alike. Published under the auspices of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, its contributors include some of the most well-known Egyptologists in the world covering a broad range of archaeological disciplines and spectrums.

Mountains of the Pharaohs - The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Zahi Hawass Mountains of the Pharaohs - The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Zahi Hawass; Narrated by Simon Vance
R678 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R149 (22%) Out of stock

An unprecedented account of one of civilization's greatest achievements.
The great pyramids of Giza have intrigued humanity for thousands of years. Questions about the construction and the purpose of these majestic monuments have existed since the middle period of ancient Egyptian civilization; in the sixth century B.C., Herodotus was the first of generations of explorers to travel to Egypt in an attempt to unlock their secrets. Recent cutting-edge research has uncovered information about how and why they were built unimaginable to previous generations. In "Mountains of the Pharaohs," Zahi Hawass, a world-renowned archaeologist and the official guardian of Egypt's timeless treasures, weaves the latest archaeological data and an enthralling family history into spellbinding narrative.
Nearly five thousand years ago, the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom reigned over a highly advanced civilization. Believed to be gods, the royal family lived amidst colossal palaces and temples built to honor them and their deified ancestors. Hawass brings these extraordinary historical figures to life, spinning a soap opera-like saga complete with murder, incest, and the triumphant ascension to the throne of one of only four queens ever to rule Egypt.
The magnificent pyramids attest not only to the dynasty's supreme power, but also to the engineering expertise and architectural sophistication that flourished under their rule. Hawass argues that the pyramids-including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World still standing-were built by skilled craftsman who took great pride in their work.

Secrets from the Sand - My Search for Egypt's Past (Paperback): Zahi Hawass Secrets from the Sand - My Search for Egypt's Past (Paperback)
Zahi Hawass
R735 R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Save R148 (20%) Out of stock

The world's best known Egyptologist uncovers the stories behind his many excavations.
Zahi Hawass, familiar to millions from his many television appearances, provides stirring descriptions of his life's work accompanied by many previously unpublished photographs. He takes us from the famous monuments at Giza, where he supervised the restoration of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid and excavated the cemetery of the pyramid builders, to the Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis.
A storyteller par excellence, Dr. Hawass speculates about life in ancient Egypt based on a scientific analysis of excavations conducted by himself or under his supervision. He also spins tales of tomb robbers, explains how he negotiates with local Egyptians whose houses may lie directly above important sites, and describes in exciting detail the experience of entering an ancient tomb for the first time after thousands of years.

Wonders of the Horus Temple - The Sound and Light of Edfu (Hardcover): Zahi Hawass Wonders of the Horus Temple - The Sound and Light of Edfu (Hardcover)
Zahi Hawass
R357 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R66 (18%) Out of stock

One of the highlights of a visit to the temple of Horus at Edfu, halfway between Luxor and Aswan in Upper Egypt, is the famed Sound & Light Show, a spectacular show of music, historical narration, and lights and images played on the ancient temple facade and inside the columned courtyards and hallways.
This new, full-color presentation serves as the ideal record -- or fortaste -- of the Edfu Sound & Light Experience, with historical introduction to the area and the temple by internationally renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, and the complete script of the show, accompanied by over 60 beautiful photographs of the light show and of the Horus Temple and surrounding sites.

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