Travels in Egypt and Nubia (Great Adventurers)

Travels in Egypt and Nubia Great Adventurers In this diary engineer and explorer of Egyptian antiquities Giovanni Battista Belzoni recounts a life story as entertaining as the best fiction Beginning with his childhood in Padua where

  • Title: Travels in Egypt and Nubia (Great Adventurers)
  • Author: Giovanni Battista Belzoni
  • ISBN: 9788854402133
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this diary, engineer and explorer of Egyptian antiquities Giovanni Battista Belzoni 1778 1823 , recounts a life story as entertaining as the best fiction Beginning with his childhood in Padua where he was one of 13 children, moving on to his early adulthood in England where he was a member of a circus troupe, and, finally, his later years spent searching for antiquitiIn this diary, engineer and explorer of Egyptian antiquities Giovanni Battista Belzoni 1778 1823 , recounts a life story as entertaining as the best fiction Beginning with his childhood in Padua where he was one of 13 children, moving on to his early adulthood in England where he was a member of a circus troupe, and, finally, his later years spent searching for antiquities in Egypt in an era when the desert sands concealed boundless treasures, Belzoni s diary chronicles an extraordinary life His discoveries, including the temple at Abu Simbel, the pyramid of Khafre, and the tomb of Seti I, made a fundamental contribution to our knowledge of ancient Egypt, yet Belzoni has remained obscure until now His journal gives readers fresh insight into an exciting time in the history of archaeology and into the career of one of the pioneers of Egyptology, later praised by Howard Carter as one of the most remarkable men in the entire history of Archaeology.

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    1. This is a 500 page abridged edition (the tp verso says "excerpts from ") of Belzoni's Narration of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples, tombs, and excavations, in Egypt and Nubia, and of a journey to the coast of the Red Sea, in search of the ancient Berenice, and another, to the oasis of Jupiter Ammon originally published in 1824. Belzoni is a fascinating character and this book was fun to read, as well as informative about Egypt and the earliest "excavations" -- [...]

    2. Giovanni Battista Belzoni's memories of his travels in Egypt make a very interesting reading.However, it seems as if the text was scanned with some OCR programme and the Italian publisher didn't get it checked properly.This leads to the annoying fact that almost on every 2nd page, there's at least a small typo or a full-stop in the middle of sentence. No real hard done through this, yet, in a book with almost 500 pages it's abit of a pain

    3. I watched a TV mini series about Egypt and Belzoni was one of the archeologist that was covered. I found the episodes about Belzoni interesting and ventured to a book called Belzoni by Noel Hume. It was book that told the story of Belzoni from the perspective of modern day archeologist view point, sometime chastising him over defacing relics. It is always better to view the world and adventure through the eyes of the person that actually experienced them, than some petty person like Humes and ot [...]

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