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On the Great Pyramid

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with the author's arrival to Cairo University. The university was founded as a private college in 1908, then nationalized in 1925. The author wanted to be a journalist and during ... More


Dinner with Cleopatra

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the author's assignment to oversee Austrian archaeologist Karl Kromer's spring campaign on the Gebel Qibli, the south hill of the Giza plateau. Roughly 3 kilometers south of ... More


Exploring the Pyramids and Mummy Fields

in How Many Miles to Babylon?: Travels and Adventures to Egypt and Beyond, From 1300 to 1640

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236580
eISBN:
9781846313295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236580.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The pyramids of Egypt were once described by Pliny the Elder (ad 23–79) as nothing but egocentric and superficial pieces of ostentation on the part of Egyptian monarchs. This is a total contradiction ... More


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