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The Resource Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris : being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926, [illustration by Nick Harris, Ian Andrew and Helen Ward]

Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris : being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926, [illustration by Nick Harris, Ian Andrew and Helen Ward]

Label
Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris : being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926
Title
Egyptology
Title remainder
search for the tomb of Osiris : being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926
Statement of responsibility
[illustration by Nick Harris, Ian Andrew and Helen Ward]
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Purports to be the journal of Emily Sands during her travels in Egypt in 1926 to find the lost tomb of Osiris. Based on real Egyptology, each chapter covers a different place in Egypt. Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt-and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples. Here are just a few of Egyptology's special features: an extravagantly gilded cover, featuring a raised Horus hawk pendant with three encrusted gems, a playable game of Senet-ancient Egyptian checkers-including board, pieces, original-style dice, and rules, a souvenir booklet showing how to read simple hieroglyphs, a scrap of textured "mummy cloth", a facsimile of the gilded mummy mask of King Tut, a gilded eye-of-Horus amulet with a "jewel" at the end. Rich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands's lively narration, Egyptology concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend, and which reflect the author's delightful sense of fancy
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT60
LC item number
.S22 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris : being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926, [illustration by Nick Harris, Ian Andrew and Helen Ward]
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0619/2004107614-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763626389
Isbn Type
(unjacketed hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004107614
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60741874
  • ucoclc60741874
Label
Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris : being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926, [illustration by Nick Harris, Ian Andrew and Helen Ward]
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0619/2004107614-d.html
Publication
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763626389
Isbn Type
(unjacketed hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004107614
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60741874
  • ucoclc60741874

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