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Top 5 Egyptology Books

Posted on 25 Mar 2020

Discover five of our best books on Egyptology.

1. 'Ancient Egyptian Magic' by Christina Riggs

Magic was at the heart of ancient Egyptian culture – from health and medicine to the Book of the Dead. This book draws on the latest scholarship to celebrate ancient Egyptian magicians in a light-hearted and entertaining way.

2. 'Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt' by Chris Naunton

Few names in ancient Egyptian history are as familiar to us as Imhotep, Nefertiti and Cleopatra, yet their tombs have never been found. Could archaeologists discover their final resting places in our lifetime?

3. 'Giza and the Pyramids' by Mark Lehner, Zahi Hawass

In this monumental survey of the Giza Necropolis, every aspect of the famous site is examined by two of the world’s most eminent Egyptologists, Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass. Their unique and personal insights are coupled with extensive photography of the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World.

4. 'Tutankhamun' by Zahi Hawass, Sandro Vannini

This breathtaking volume draws readers into the glittering world of Tutankhamun. Its stunning photography reveals exquisite details of the boy king’s treasures – treasures that have held us enthralled since their discovery almost 100 years ago.

5. 'Egyptian Art (World of Art)' by Bill Manley

Our understanding of ancient Egypt is defined by the art that has survived. Bill Manley explores more than 3000 years of civilization told through painting, sculpture and architecture, revealing the context of the Pharaohs who commissioned them and the artists who created them.

Ancient Egyptian Magic

A Hands-on Guide Christina Riggs

Giza and the Pyramids

Mark Lehner, Zahi Hawass


The Treasures of the Tomb Zahi Hawass, Sandro Vannini