The Rape of the Nile: Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and

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The Egyptian pyramids were all made to align with the pole star, using astronomical knowledge. In this background, the foreign invaders from Mycenae provided the conclusion to a splendid culture which flourished for 1600 years. That is a major crime against the study of history and hopefully, through more archaeological studies and writings, the rich and interesting history of these magnificent civilizations will be told and treasured for future generations.

Pages: 322

Publisher: Basic Books; Revised and Updated ed. edition (April 20, 2009)

ISBN: B009W744TA

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