Penguin Book

A History of Ancient Egypt

John Romer

Over the past generation a huge amount of new research has transformed our view of Ancient Egypt - not just new excavations but a whole range of high technology means that we now know far, far more about the everyday lives of the men and women who lived in this extraordinary culture.

John Romer is an archaeologist who has spent much of his life in Egypt and has a profound understanding both of the history of the dynasties and of how to bring this to life through the many fascinating objects that he has himself found at sites across Egypt. Here at last is the major new history of Egypt which combines all the excitement and strangeness of the cultures of the Nile with access to the most cutting edge archaeological and forensic techniques.

John Romer graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1966 and began his work in Middle Eastern Archaeology shortly thereafter. As Field Director of The Brooklyn Museum Theban Expedition he conducted the first physical survey and conservation studies in the Valley of the Kings, excavating the tomb of Ramesses XI. Romer has also dedicated a great part of his time to archaeological conservation and has made many TV and radio documentaries, to international critical acclaim. Besides numerous specialist articles and reports, his books include Valley of the Kings, Ancient Lives: the Story of the Pharaoh's Tombmakers and The Great Pyramid.

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  • History
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
St Martin's Press Inc.
John Romer
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