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Cleopatra S Needle

Author : Sir Erasmus Wilson
ISBN : OXFORD:302078589
Genre : Ancient Egypt
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Category: Ancient Egypt

Cleopatra S Needles

Author : R. A. Hayward
ISBN : WISC:89033912288
Genre : Cleopatra's Needle (London, England).
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Cleopatra S Needles

Author : Bob Brier
ISBN : 9781474242943
Genre : Architecture
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In the half-century between 1831 and 1881 three massive obelisks left Egypt for new lands. Prior to these journeys, the last large obelisk moved was the Vatican obelisk in 1586 – one of the great engineering achievements of the Renaissance. Roman emperors moved more than a dozen, but left no records of how they did it. The nineteenth-century engineers entrusted with transporting the obelisks across oceans had to invent new methods, and they were far from certain that they would work. As the three obelisks, bound for Paris, London and New York, sailed towards their new homes, the world held its breath. Newspapers reported the obelisks' daily progress, complete with dramatic illustrations of the heroic deeds of the engineers and crews struggling under nearly impossible conditions. When the obelisks finally arrived safely in their new homes, bands played Cleopatra's Needle Waltz and silver obelisk pencils dangled from fashionable ladies' necks. This turbulent era, caught up in obelisk mania, is recreated by Bob Brier in all its glory. Amid astounding tales of engineering dexterity and naval endurance, the individuals involved in transporting the obelisks and receiving them in their future homes are brought to life through their letters and diaries, newspaper articles and illustrations. Written by a renowned Egyptologist and author, this compelling book will fascinate all those interested in Egypt, its iconic monuments and the history of great endeavour.
Category: Architecture

Cleopatra S Needle

Author : James King
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CR59886781
Genre : Cleopatra's Needle (London, England)
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Cleopatra S Needles

Author : Aubrey Noakes
ISBN : UCAL:B3417329
Genre : Egypt
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Category: Egypt

Our Egyptian Obelisk

Author : Sir Erasmus Wilson
ISBN : NLI:3211662-10
Genre : Cleopatra's Needle (London, England)
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Cleopatra S Needle

Author : Steven Siebert
ISBN : 9781466807570
Genre : Fiction
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Dan Rawlins, a world-famous archaeologist working out of New York's Metropolitan Museum, asks his assistant to find half of an Egyptian ankh in the museum's collection. But she disappears, only to turn up murdered. The relic is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Jacinda El-Bahri, a Mossad agent, is on the run in Cairo after stealing the other half of the ankh from a powerful terrorist. Known as Salameh, he plans to use the relic's incredible energy to unleash a power of biblical proportions. Across three continents and three thousand years, the struggle to reunite the ancient artifacts rages. And Dan and Jacinda, caught in the throes of an ancient evil, may be the only hope for the modern world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Across Patagonia

Author : Lady Florence Dixie
ISBN : PSU:000015902542
Genre : Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
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Stanley In Africa

Author : James Penny Boyd
ISBN : KBNL:KBNLB230086445
Genre : Africa, Central
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Cleopatra S Needle

Author : Anne Mustoe
ISBN : 1852279842
Genre : Travel
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It was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on the most recent of her phenomenal lone cycle rides - this time to the original site of Cleopatra's Needle at Heliopolis in Egypt. Leaving aside home comforts she set herself the challenge of journeying wherever possible close to water - via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon - inspiring her to think of her mode of transport as a set of waterwheels. Sometimes, though, she got more water than any cyclist would want - when freak floods in Europe demolished the roads and bridges on which she was travelling.
Category: Travel