RP 164: The Sphinx Revealed


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  • A fascinating study of a series of drawings from early Pyramid excavations that were recently discovered.

    In 2002 a two-volume manuscript memoir describing early excavations at the Pyramids and Sphinx was rediscovered in the archives of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, at the British Museum.

    The manuscript had been edited but never published as planned. The Text volume, written by Henry Salt, the British Consul General in Egypt from 1816 until his death there in 1827, relates the results of work carried out by Captain Giovanni Caviglia in 1816-18 at Giza, and sponsored by Salt.

    The Atlas volume contains over 70 original drawings by Salt, showing the first modern excavation of the Sphinx and illustrating their discoveries beneath the Sphinx, in the Great Pyramid and among the surrounding tombs.

    These drawings include an annotated ground plan of the Giza necropolis which, for the first time, elucidates their discoveries.

    Salt also made accurate and important early copies of hieroglyphic and Greek inscriptions found during the Sphinx excavations.

  • Product code: cmc0861591640
    Price category: 10 to 25
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Title: The Sphinx Revealed
    Subtitle: A Forgotten Record of Pioneering Excavations
    ISBN: 9780861591640
    Number of pages: 80
    Size: 297x210mm
    Weight: 0.8kg
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