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The Resource Belzoni : the giant archaeologists love to hate, Ivor Noel Hume

Belzoni : the giant archaeologists love to hate, Ivor Noel Hume

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Belzoni : the giant archaeologists love to hate
Title
Belzoni
Title remainder
the giant archaeologists love to hate
Statement of responsibility
Ivor Noel Hume
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here is a story of naiveté, ambition, duplicity, avarice, and poverty...." So states Noël (former director, Colonial Williamsburg's archaeological research program) in his prologue. Belzoni (1778-1824) was, indeed, physically a giant; he also was a giant in terms of his impact on the Egyptian collections at the British Museum. This study explores his life and work as an artifact hunter, the context of his activities, and his fall from grace. The volume is attractively designed and includes numerous plates. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
Biography type
individual biography
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10033218
Cataloging source
DLC
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Noël Hume, Ivor
Dewey number
  • 932.0072/02
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT76.9.B4
LC item number
N64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Belzoni, Giovanni Battista
  • Belzoni, Giovanni Battista
  • Belzoni
  • Archaeologists
  • Archaeologists
  • Egyptologists
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
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the giant archaeologists love to hate
Label
Belzoni : the giant archaeologists love to hate, Ivor Noel Hume
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-292) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Sampson and Sarah -- Mohammed's man in Malta -- Enter the consul-general -- Moving Memnon -- The devil made them do it -- Staff problems at Abu Simbel -- A present from Philae -- Messing with mummies -- Return to Abu Simbel -- The great discovery -- Enduring achievements -- Confrontation in the consulate -- Over the mountains and through the passes -- Philae and the grand engagement -- Bingham Richards and the "Christie-sort of list" -- Hard times -- Saving Sarah -- Significant others -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Control code
2011000693
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 301 p.
Isbn
9780813931401
Lccn
2011000693
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn697979473
Label
Belzoni : the giant archaeologists love to hate, Ivor Noel Hume
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-292) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Sampson and Sarah -- Mohammed's man in Malta -- Enter the consul-general -- Moving Memnon -- The devil made them do it -- Staff problems at Abu Simbel -- A present from Philae -- Messing with mummies -- Return to Abu Simbel -- The great discovery -- Enduring achievements -- Confrontation in the consulate -- Over the mountains and through the passes -- Philae and the grand engagement -- Bingham Richards and the "Christie-sort of list" -- Hard times -- Saving Sarah -- Significant others -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Control code
2011000693
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 301 p.
Isbn
9780813931401
Lccn
2011000693
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn697979473

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