The Discovery of Egypt: Artists, Travellers and ScientistsFernand Beaucour, Yves Laissus, Chantal Orgogozo (Paris: Flammarion, 1993) 272 pp., $50.00.
In this wonderfully illustrated volume, the authors follow the “discovery of Egypt” from Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian Expedition (1798–1801) through the successive expeditions led by Champollion and Rosellini, Wilkinson, and Lepsius. Presented in four sections—the military enterprise, the scholars in Egypt, the archaeological conquest and the birth of Egyptology—the book describes Egypt’s influence on architecture, decorative arts and literature in Europe, as well as the birth of Egyptology and its progress. Two hundred forty paintings and drawings, produced by the eminent French artists, scientists and scholars who accompanied the Egyptian Expedition, illustrate this book. The volume also contains a glossary, chronology and list of illustrations.
Twice Neokoros: Ephesus, Asia and the Cult of the Flavian Imperial Family