The Monuments of Ancient Egypt
Millions of tourists visit the ancient Egyptian sites annually and are inspired by the ruins. Yet it is impossible for them to photograph the ruins ... Show synopsis Millions of tourists visit the ancient Egyptian sites annually and are inspired by the ruins. Yet it is impossible for them to photograph the ruins adequately: the sites are overrun with tourists, photography is forbidden in various locations and amateur cameras cannot correct the perspectives of the monuments. Meanwhile no book currently exists of professional-quality photographs specifically portraying the monuments. It is many decades since the Egyptian sites have been systematically photographed on large format photographic equipment. Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch has visited and photographed the major sites as well as little-known locations such as the desert oases and the Fayum. By working in the summer he has also managed to photograph the sites without a single tourist appearing in the pictures. Innumerable books have appeared over the decades dealing with the culture and artefacts of Ancient Egypt. This is the first large-scale book in just as many decades that does justice to the prime source of the visitor's interest: the monuments themselves. With 120 stunning colour photographs and accompanying text about the major sites, this book should fully reflect the magnificence of Egypt's greatest monuments.