The treasures from Ancient Egypt to be found inside the Ashmolean Museum are second only, outside Egypt, to those in the British Museum.From vases to weapons, and 'serpent game' boards to decorated ostrich eggs, this book showcases the richness and diversity of the Museum's Egyptian collection in beautiful full-colour images with informative captions.
The introduction looks at the formation of the Museum's collection within the context of Egyptology as an emerging discipline full of colourful characters.The Egyptians are one of the most fascinating among the peoples of the ancient world and the Ashmolean's collection depicts their distinctive culture, its history, religion and art as well as everyday routines and traditions.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 152 pages, 121 colour, 21 b&w
- Publisher: Ashmolean Museum
- Publication Date: 01/04/2009
- Category: Antiques & collectables
- ISBN: 9781854442024