Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt

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The British Museum has the largest and finest collection of antiquities from Egypt and the Sudan outside of those countries. Packed with information and insights, this classic book, now in paperback, contains over 200 of the most important objects, including the most famous (such as the Rosetta Stone) and also a selection of lesser-known but equally significant or beautiful pieces. An introduction offers a brief history of the vast Egyptian collections of the British Museum and the Egyptian sites and periods from which they come. Each of the 200 objects has a short accompanying text and full page colour illustration. Arranged in chronological order, these intriguing objects range from the earliest predynastic period through the 3,000 year rule of the pharaohs up to Roman Egypt, offering an overview of the art of ancient Egypt in a single volume.

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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.

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NIGEL STRUDWICK is a curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum. His publications include Thebes in Egypt.

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