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Goddio, Franck & David Fabre (eds.)
Egypt's Sunken Treasures.

Prestel: 2008.

"In the shallow waters of Aboukir Bay off the coast of Egypt, the ruins of three ancient cities -Alexandria, Heraklion, and Canopus- lie along with valuable clues to the way their citizens lived and worshipped. French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discusses the relics he's discovered, including statuary, jewelry, pediments, stone tablets, and fragments of buildings, all lost for nearly 2,000 years, as well as what these things imply about their societies. The book is remarkable for its 600 color photographs, including underwater views and exhibit photos of 490 objects restored and installed in museums, ranging from colossal figures to delicate pieces in gold and precious stones".

Hardcover. 10"x11", 400 pages, color illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35375
Price: $ 40.00      

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