Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass: Collector's Edition
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Zahi HawassThe Egyptian Museum houses the worldÕs greatest collection of Egyptian treasures and antiquities, tens of thousands of stunning and fascinating objects dating from the earliest Predynastic times right through to the Greek and Roman Periods. Visitors to this great storehouse may become easily overwhelmed by the vast number of objects on display. But here for the first time is the worldÕs best-known EgyptologistÕs personal introduction to the unmissable highlights of the MuseumÑZahi HawassÕs own selection of his favorite 200 exhibits. For each piece, he gives some background to its discovery and significance, and describes what it means for him in terms of the art or the history of ancient Egypt, and why it strikes a personal chord.
ÒDue to my love of the Egyptian Museum, I thought that it would be wonderful to write a guide to its treasures, and to talk about my favorite objects within.ÓÑZahi Hawass