Ancient Egypt "Hidden Tombs of Memphis" Tutankhamun Ramesses the Great Saqqara

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Seller: ancientgifts ✉️ (5,283) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 383152665936 Ancient Egypt "Hidden Tombs of Memphis" Tutankhamun Ramesses the Great Saqqara. The Hidden Tombs of Memphis: New Discoveries from the Time of Tutankhamun and Ramesses The Great by Geoffrey T. Martin. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Oversize ("Trade") Softcover: 216 pages. Publisher: Thames and Hudson; (1992). Size: 9¾ x 7½ x ½ inch; 1¾ pounds. "The morning of February 8, 1986 will always have a special place in my memory, and no doubt in that of my Dutch colleague, Jacobus van Dijk. Together on that day we quite literally stumbled into the first painted chamber of the tomb. Dijk's memorable cry on that occasion, on catching sight of the inscription naming the tomb's owner ("My God! It's Maya!") reverberated around the world." For Geoffrey Martin and his colleague, the internationally acclaimed discovery of the tomb of Maya was the culmination of a painstaking ten-year search at Saqqara, the burial ground of Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt. Maya had been Tutankhamun's Treasurer and one of the most powerful men during the boy-king's short reign. Exploration of his tomb, and those of other important officials in the necropolis, has opened a new chapter in our understanding of Egyptian society more than 3,000 years ago. "The Hidden Tombs of Memphis" is Professor Martin's first-hand account of his discoveries. Since 1975, his Anglo-Dutch team has uncovered a series of spectacular funerary monuments, not just of Maya, but of Horemheb; Tutankhamun's Commander-in-Chief and later himself Pharaoh; Ramesses the Great's sister, Princess Tia, and other courtiers of New Kingdom Egypt. The beautiful wall reliefs and paintings in these tombs have transformed our knowledge of New Kingdom art, hitherto largely dominated by the well-known treasures of ancient Thebes. Many isolated masterpieces in the world's museums can now be linked to the Saqqara monuments from which they originally came, thanks to the author's detective work. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings of all the major reliefs and other finds, from jewelry to mummy cases, "The Hidden Tombs of Memphis" is an exciting account of the richest Egyptian tomb discoveries of recent times. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Unread (but blemished), author-autographed oversized softcover. Thames & Hudson (1992) 216 pages. The book is signed by the author, a dedication likely to an admirer) on the first free page (the first blank, unprinted page in the book). The book appears unread (perhaps of course it may have been flipped through once or twice, but there's no discernible indications of the book ever being read), but unfortunately it was evidently bumped pretty hard, likely against the edge of a bookshelf when being carlessly re-shelved. The spine head is mopderately bumped, the paper "skin" of the cover cracked (although it is only a surface crack in the paper covering, not in the spine itself), however every page in the book has a small bump/crinkle at the top inside corner. With that exception the pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, (otherwise) unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. From the ouytside the covers are clean, but in addition to the crack in the paper covering at the spine head, there is also a vertical crease to the front cover, from top edge to bottom edge. It's not very prominent, not easily discerned unless you hold to book up to the light (or run your hand across the cover), but there is undeniably a well-formed if not visually prominent crease all the way across the cover, running vertically top to bottom. Given the cosmetic blemish to the book and the fact that there is a dedication from the author to the original owner of the book, it certainly lacks the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy", nonethelessit is clean and by all appearances unread. For those not concerned with whether the book will or will not enhance their social status or intellectual reputation, it's a solid copy with "lots of miles left under the hood". Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1625.1f. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: After a career as a professional librarian, Geoffrey Thorndike Martin studied ancient history at University College London, and later went to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, to write a doctoral thesis in Egyptology. He Became Lady Wallis Budge Research Fellow at Christ's Church, Cambridge, in 1966. In 1970 he returned to University College as Lecturer in Egyptology, and is now Edwards Professor of Egyptology at the University of London. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute. Professor Martin began his archaeological career in the Sudan in 1963, and has excavated each winter in Egypt since 1964, mainly in Saqqara, where he is currently directing work for the joint expedition of the Egypt Exploration Society and the Leiden Museum. His other main project has been at Amarna, the capital city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, where he has recorded and published the Royal Tomb and other monuments in the royal necropolis. He has written many monograms and articles on Egyptological subjects, and has lectured extensively in Great Britain, the United States, and elsewhere. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings of all the major reliefs and other finds, from jewelry to mummy-cases, a detailed account of the richest Egyptian tomb discoveries of recent times. "New Aspects of Antiquity", is an internationally acclaimed series of which "The Hidden Tombs of Memphis" is a part. In this series some of the world's leading archaeologists present their own latest discoveries, discoveries which in many cases have revolutionized our knowledge of man's early history. The series reflects the worldwide expansion of archaeology in the last decade of the twentieth century, taking in major sites and civilizations from Europe and the Near East to the Americas and the Pacific. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: A fascinating account of an archaeological survey in Saqqara, G.T. Martin takes the readers on a fascinating expedition in the Saqqara area, in search of the lost tombs of general Horemheb and chancellor Maya, two of the most powerfull men during the reign of Tutankhamun. The author discusses the re-discovery, structure and decoration of the tomb of the two dignitaries, as well as the tombs of the Tias, relatives of Ramesses II. A welcome view into modern Egyptian fieldwork. Geoffrey Martin gives an overview of 15 years of archeological digs and restorations in the Saqqara (Memphis necropolis) area. His descriptions are accessible and include enough background material on the age without it becoming a distraction. The book gives an excellent view of the work being done by modern archeologists, and often hints at the large amounts of research that go on outside of the field season. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $9.99 to $37.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." Condition: VERY GOOD. Signed by author and seemingly unread, but with cosmetic damage (see detailed condition description below)., Dimensions: 9¾ x 7½ x ½ inch; 1¾ pounds, Material: Paper, Publisher: Thames & Hudson (1992), Format: Softcover, Length: 216 pages

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