Thursday, December 01, 2005

Book: Finding a lost civilisation
An article looking at Joyce Tyldesley's book accompanying the TV series Egypt currently showing in the UK: "Her book, Egypt, How a Lost Civilisation was Rediscovered, accompanies the BBC television drama documentary series. It covers 3,000 years of the history of Egyptology, from the end of the Dynastic age to the present. The book begins with little known Egyptians who investigated their country's ancient monuments and includes famous archaeologists such as Howard Carter (sponsored by Lord Carnarvon), who uncovered the resting place of the boy pharaoh, Tutankhamun.

The above page on the IC North Wales website also has breif details about the TV series, and the Ramesses II site Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham currently being excavated by Tyldesley's husband Dr Stephen Snape.

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