Take a spectacular armchair voyage to one of earth’s most magnificent and ancient sites: Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. This exquisitely produced guide is lavishly illustrated with more than 800 pictures (including archeological reconstruction drawings); 6 gatefolds; and the finest paper. Conducted by a team of world-acknowledged experts who provide the most up-to-date information, this virtual guidebook to Egypt’s greatest treasures is the perfect mix of artistic brilliance and scholarly research.
The Valley of the Kings and the tombs of the nobles are, with the pyramids of Giza, among the world’s best-known sites. Yet a significant portion of this remarkable place remains unseen by most who visit – but this illuminating and spectacularly produced volume fully maps both the artistic and the architectural features of the tombs. Renowned photographer Araldo De Luca was granted full access to these ancient wonders, and he provides unrivaled colour images of the funerary temples and private necropolises.
An exploration of their structures and embellishments features plans, photos, drawings of motifs, and hieroglyphs. To complete the presentation: walking itineraries in the Theban mountains are shown from many unusual vantage points, making this book a visual treat, and an extraordinary adventure, for real and armchair travellers alike.
AUTHOR: Kent R. Weeks is Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and author or editor of 12 books on ancient Egypt. Araldo De Luca is currently considered one of the world’s finest art photographers.