“The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the most important museums ever built and contains the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artefacts. Every Friday, when I go to Tahrir Square to sit in a café, I always make sure that I visit the museum for at least half an hour to see my favourite pieces. Now you can join me.”
In Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass, the world-renowned archaeologist takes the reader on a marvellous journey through the museum’s stunning treasures, introducing his favourite objects on display and those that he considers essential to understand the ancient Egyptian civilisation.
This new four part e-book series builds on the printed version published in 2009 but surpasses it by far. New sections and search tools, magnificently presented objects including maps and locations, and dozens more amazing photographs by Sandro Vannini vastly improve the reading experience and take it to a higher level. In this first part, Zahi Hawass covers the Ground Floor collections of the museum from the Predynastic Period to the Middle Kingdom.
“This book is a tribute to the beautiful Egyptian Museum and a token of my love for this magical place. Despite having had some tough times recently, its fascination and beauty are intact and it is a pleasure for me to talk about my favourite objects on display. I hope that you will find the reading enjoyable.”