Thursday, May 27, 2010

Book Review: Inside the Egyptian Museum

Arab News (Review by Lisa Kaaki)

Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass” is an invitation to visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. This beautifully illustrated book is told by the charismatic author, Zahi Hawass, who is a world-renowned archaeologist, Egyptologist and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Hawass gives his readers a tour of the famous Egyptian Museum as well as a history of Egyptian history.

The Egyptian Museum, which is located in the heart of Cairo, is one of the most important museums in the world and contains the largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts. Hawass writes in his book that an international competition took place between 1893 and 1895 in order to select an architect to build the new Egyptian Museum.

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