Treasures of the Pharaohs
Description: paperback, 224 pages (30x23,5cm), color photos/illus.
Condition: very good
Treasures of the Pharaohs by Delia Pemberton and Joann Fletcher, Chronicle Books 2004
The ancient city of Thebes, known today as Luxor, was the center of a royal burial for Egyptian kings and queens for some 500 years. The region around Thebes, known as the Valley of the Kings, houses the most magnificent tombs of ancient Egypt, brimming with ancient mummies and artifacts. Each pharaoh was commemorated with a funerary temple erected in this region. Among them are Hatshepsut's terraced temple at Deir el-Bahri and Rameses II's Ramesseum. Pemberton explores each of these monuments, documenting their contents and what they reveal about how Thebes developed culturally and politically over the millennia. Lushly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, Treasures of the Pharaohs chronicles the reign of each king from the time of the New Kingdom 3,500 years ago to the era the Roman Empire.