MASTERPIECES OF ANCIENT EGYPT. /HB/
The British Museum has the largest, finest and most famous collection of...
|Издателство||The British Museum Press|
|ID на книга||21511972|
The British Museum has the largest, finest and most famous collection of antiquities from Egypt and the Sudan outside of those countries. This is the first guide to the highlights of this magnificent collection. It beautifully displays over 170 of the most important objects, including those that are world-renowned (such as the Rosetta Stone) and also lesser-known but equally significant or beautiful pieces. Striking images of each masterpiece are accompanied with concise, insightful descriptions of their origin, use, and significance, and are placed in the context of the world of Ancient Egypt. An introduction offers a brief history of the vast collections of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and a description of how and why these splendid items are selected for display in the permanent galleries of the British Museum.