Egyptian Museum in Cairo
A Walk Through the Alleys of Ancient Egypt
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Cairo's Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and another 30,000 are held in storerooms. This book carries full-color illustrations of many of the masterpieces of ancient art in the museum from the decorated vases, flint knives, and palettes of the predynastic period, through the magnificent artifacts of the pharaonic period, to the beautiful tempera portraits of the Roman period.
American University in Cairo Press, 9789771721833, 312pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2006
About the Author
Abeer el Shahawy is an Egyptian Egyptologist. Farid Atiya is a writer, photographer and publisher. He is the author of many books on the Red Sea, Sinai and the monuments of Egypt.