The Tomb of Nebamun Explore an Ancient Egyptian Tomb by Meredith Hooper
  

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The Tomb of Nebamun Explore an Ancient Egyptian Tomb by Meredith Hooper

Nebamun lived in Egypt nearly 3500 years ago, around the same time as Tutankhamun. He was an official who worked for the king, and he built a wonderful tomb-chapel filled with colourful paintings of himself and his family and his servants in various scenes: throwing a splendid banquet, counting their herds of geese and cattle, making offerings to the gods, enjoying their garden, and hunting in the marshes with their cat! These paintings are among the most famous objects to survive from ancient Egypt, and are filled with marvellous and lively detail that children will love to explore.The location of Nebamuns tomb was lost after these paintings were removed in the nineteenth century, and Egyptian experts are still studying the clues to find it. The paintings have been extensively studied and conserved at the British Museum over the last few years, in readiness to be displayed in a new gallery in 2008. This book explores what the paintings mean and how the experts have painstakingly discovered the mysteries of the tomb and its possible location.

About the Author

Meredith Hooper

Award-winning Australian author, Meredith Hooper, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Australian Woman of the Year in the UK Award reception in London on 6 March 2008.
Meredith Hooper is a prolific Australian author. Born and educated in Adelaide, Meredith received her first degree from the University of Adelaide, before travelling to Oxford on an international scholarship to complete postgraduate studies in imperial history. She then travelled with her English husband to the United States and Canada, where she wrote a history of America for English school children and began research on her first best-seller, Everyday Inventions.
Since then, Meredith has published over 70 books, across a wide variety of subject areas, including history (including Australian history), science, technology, exploration and Egyptology, as well as novels. Her works include books for children and for adults, winning a number of international awards and short listings.
Meredith Hooper became a Visiting Scholar in the history of science and technology at the prestigious Royal Institution in London and was the first woman on the editorial board of The Round Table – the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, where she still remains a Trustee.
A strong strand of Meredith Hooper's non-fiction book writing has been making science and technology accessible to non-specialists. Combined with her training as an historian, she has focused much of her writing during the last fifteen years on Antarctica, a continent where humans are visitors only, and animals are the indigenous inhabitants. Selected to work as a writer in Antarctica by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, and the US National Science Program Office of Polar Programs, she has lived during three summers on science bases, and travelled extensively on US and Australian research vessels, and with the UK ice patrol vessel HMS Endurance. In 2000 she was awarded the Antarctic Service Medal by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the US Congress.
Her most recent title ‘The Ferocious Summer: Palmer’s Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica’ (Profile Books, 2007), is an eye-witness account of the front-line of climate change, working with US seabird ecologists at America's smallest Antarctic research base, Palmer Station, on the Antarctic Peninsula. The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on earth. The impact on the local penguins is profound. ‘The Ferocious Summer’ describes the summer scientists now signal as a tipping point. ‘The Ferocious Summer’ was named the 2007 Daily Mail Science Book of the Year.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Meredith Hooper
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Publication date

3rd March 2008

ISBN

9780714131245


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