Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology, Volume 1: From Antiquity to 1881 (Paperback)

Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology, Volume 1: From Antiquity to 1881 By Jason Thompson, Jaromir Malek (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jason Thompson, Jaromir Malek (Foreword by)
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A comprehensive history of the study and understanding of ancient Egypt, filled with intriguing mysteries, great discoveries, and scholarly creativity, the first of three-volumes--new in paperback

The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the first of a three-volume survey of the history of Egyptology, follows the fascination with ancient Egypt from antiquity until 1881, tracing the recovery of ancient Egypt and its impact on the human imagination in a saga filled with intriguing mysteries, great discoveries, and scholarly creativity. Wonderful Things affirms that the history of ancient Egypt has proved continually fascinating, but it also demonstrates that the history of Egyptology is no less so. Only by understanding how Egyptology has developed can we truly understand the Egyptian past.

About the Author


Jason Thompson (author) currently resides Copper Hill, Virginia. Jaromir Malek (foreword) currently resides in Oxford, United Kingdom.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789774169939
ISBN-10: 977416993X
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Pages: 376
Language: English