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Ancient Alexandria Jewel of Egypt Plutarch Ptolemy Lighthouse Library Alexander

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,386) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122226750161 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Alexandria: Jewel of Egypt by Jean-Yves Empereur. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 159 pages. Publisher: Discoveries: Harry N. Abrams, Inc; (2002). [A high-quality publication by renowned publisher Harry Abrams much in full color]. Alexandria, the largest city on the Mediterranean, was created 2,300 years ago by Alexander the Great. As the capital of the Ptolemies, the city soon became a meeting point between East and West, and a renowned center of political, intellectual, and cultural activity. Known for its ancient monuments; the Tomb of Alexander, the lighthouse, and the library; the city has absorbed an astonished variety of cultural influences, from Roman and early Christian to Ottoman and Arab. "Alexandria seems to be paved with the crushed-up ruins of a thousand cities", wrote Herman Melville in 1857, "every bit of ground has been turned, and turned again". This comprehensive overview by archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur tells the story of Alexandria's celebrated past, its nineteenth century renaissance as a booming cosmopolis, and its continuing role as a dynamic international marketplace. CONDITION: NEW. New oversized softcover. Abrams (2002) 160 pages. Unblemished except for VERY slight edge and corner shelf wear to the covers. The outside of the book is otherwise unblemished except for a very discreet (small, near the top of the spine heel) black remainder mark (a "dot" made with a black marker) on the top surface of the closed page edges indicating that the book is unsold surplus inventory). The "dot" is not visible of course on individual opened pages, only to the mass of closed page edges. Inside the pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with a new (albeit "remaindered", or surplus) book from an open-shelf bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1762b. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way. Alexandria, the Mediterranean's largest city, has an illustrious history dating from its founding in 332 BC by Alexander the Great. The city has absorbed an astonishing variety of cultural influences, from Roman and early Christian to Byzantine and Muslim experiencing massive cycles of renewal and near-abandonment in the process. This comprehensive overview focuses on the city's celebrated monuments; such as the royal libraries and the Alexandria lighthouse, as well as archaeological artifacts of its cultural splendor, as well as its continuing role as a dynamic marketplace where Occident and Orient meet. Contents/Chapter Headings include: 1) Ancient Alexandria. 2) Christian Alexandria. 3) Arab and Ottoman Alexandria. 4) Cosmopolitan Alexandria. 5) Alexandria Today. 6) Documents. 7) The Bibliotheca Alexandria. 8) Further Reading. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: A concise history of Alexandria, the largest city in the Mediterranean world. Well illustrated chapters look at ancient Alexandria, the city during the development of Christianity, the Arab and Ottoman city, the cosmopolitan city of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and present day Alexandria. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: This slim little volume is a nice, accessible history of Alexandria from its founding by Alexander the Great to the present day, written by an expert for the sake of interested non-experts. "A picture's worth a thousand words" seems to be the guiding axiom behind the format, which abounds in colorful and helpful illustrations. That said, a lot of interesting detail is packed into the deceptively short, compact chapters as well. The selection of excerpts from primary sources at the end also fleshes out the historical narrative nicely. Portable and with frequent section breaks in the chapters, this book is ideal for those who want to do some armchair traveling during their commute by bus or train, and the tourist traveling for real will of course find it a handy reference. And it makes a great intro for anyone curious about this great, fascinating city. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). The shipment will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." 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