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Voyages: Ancient Egypt

Voyages: Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Kingfisher Voyages

Simon Adams; Kent Weeks

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Journey along the world's longest river, from the Nile delta to Nubia, with theEgyptologist Kent Weeks. Open the panoramic gatefold to discover the magnificence of a pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, and then turn the transparent pages to reveal the effects of 3,000 years on a human mummy. Along the way readers will peer inside incredible pyramids and take a journey into the Next World as they learn the secrets of the dead. At the end, intrepid explorers witness how today's scientists are using CAT scans and other cutting-edge technology to uncover the answers to some of ancient Egypt's most intriguing mysteries.

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Simon Adams; Kent Weeks

Simon Adams worked as an editor of children's reference and other nonfiction books before becoming a full-time writer. He has written and contributed to more than fifty books on subjects as varied as the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars, and the history of jazz. He is the author of Kingfisher Knowledge: Castles & Forts, Kingfisher Knowledge: Life in Ancient Rome, The Kingfisher Atlas of the Ancient World and The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World.

Kent Weeks is an eminent Egyptologist who spends several months each year sailing on the Nile river in his boat The Kingfisher. Kent is well-known for his work on the Theban Mapping Project, which he started in 1978. One of the project's largest finds was the rediscovery of KVS-the tomb of the sons of Pharaoh Ramses II.

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