Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt

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By Marie Vandenbeusch, Aude Semat, Margaret Maitland 

Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt introduces readers to three thousand years of Egypt’s ancient history by unveiling its famous leaders—the pharaohs—using some of the finest objects from the vast holdings of the British Museum. Beautifully illustrated, this exhibition catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title, contains 180 color photographs of monumental sculpture, architectural pieces, funerary objects, exquisite jewelry, and papyri. Through in-depth essays and recent academic analysis, this publication looks at the myths, the realities, and the immense challenges of ruling one of the greatest civilizations the world has seen.

Catalogue to the exhibition Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt at the Cleveland Museum of Art (March 13 to June 12, 2016)

180 pages

Published 2016