Is there any better gift to give or receive than books? We don’t think so! So we’ve asked some of our authors to share with us their Bloomsbury Holiday Wish Lists, to help inspire your gift-giving this season!
Today’s Wish List is from Bob Brier, author of the forthcoming Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt. He is Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University, USA, and is a world-famous Egyptologist. He is the author of The Murder of Tutankhamen, Ancient Egyptian Magic, Egyptian Mummies, and Secret of the Great Pyramid. He was host to TLC's documentary series The Great Egyptians, The World of Pyramids, and Mummy Detective.
I love the history of Egyptology and Excavation so there are several Bloomsbury titles that would be great X-mas gifts.
One I have read before, but never tire of the story is The Tomb of Siphtah and the Tomb of Queen Tiyi by Theodore Davis. This is a wonderful tale of early excavations in the Valley of the Kings by the American millionaire, Theodore Davis. He thought he found Queen Titi's tomb, but got it wrong, and the mystery still continues as to whose royal mummy he found in the tomb. Great stuff!
Hidden Hands: Egyptian Workforces in Petrie Excavation Archives, 1880-1924 looks like a winner. Petrie was such a character that he still fascinates us today. Also, I love the way Stephen Quirke writes.
One title I never heard of, but would love for Christmas is Archaeologists, Tourists, Interpreters
Exploring Egypt and the Near East in the Late 19th–Early 20th Centuries I don't know the two authors but the title sounds wonderful. Just my kind of thing.
I hear there is another book coming out very soon that I would love Santa to bring. It is by Phyllis Saretta (Asiatics in Middle Kingdom Egypt Perceptions and Reality) and deals with foreigners in ancient Egypt. This is also something that should be a great read and worth having as reference.
All of these books are currently up to 40% off as part of Bloomsbury's Holiday Sale on Bloomsbury.com. Bob Brier's book Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt will be published in April 2016 by Bloomsbury.