Beneath the Sands of Egypt

Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist

by Donald P. Ryan PhD

On Sale: 07/12/2011

Beneath the Sands of Egypt

Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist

by Donald P. Ryan PhD

On Sale: 07/12/2011

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About the Book

“Donald Ryan is a rare bird—a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend his book to all Egyptology buffs.”
—Barbara Mertz ( a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters), author of Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

 

A real-life “Indiana Jones,” Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D., offers a breathtaking personal account of his adventures in archaeology in Beneath the Sands of Egypt. Fans of The Lost City of Z will thrill to the exploits of this “unconventional archaeologist” as he retrieves the remains of Egypt’s past—including his breakthrough discovery in the Valley of the Kings of Egypt’s famous female pharaoh, Hatshepsut.

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Critical Praise

“Don Ryan is a rare bird – a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend his book to all Egyptology buffs.” - Barbara Mertz ( a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters), author of Temples Tombs, and Hieroglyphs and Red Land, Black Land

“This wonderful adventure story should be must reading for anyone aspiring to become an archaeologist, but even those of us who harbor no such dreams will be aching to get a little dirt under our fingernails.” - Booklist (starred review)

“An enthusiastically written book for readers from YA to armchair adventure lovers who dream of being archaeologists or Egyptologists.” - Library Journal

“Ryan’s observations are intimate, frank, and perceptive, and his spirited adventures in underappreciated avenues of exploration are a boon for armchair and budding archaeologists.” - Publishers Weekly

“Any writer who can make you interested in old rope is worth reading.” - St. Paul Pioneer Press

“An entertaining, illuminating adventure story by a modern-day explorer.” - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061732836
  • ISBN 10: 0061732834
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 07/12/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology

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