Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist (Hardcover)

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"Donald Ryan is a rare bird--a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend his book to all Egyptology buffs."
--Barbara Mertz ( a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters), author of Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs A real-life "Indiana Jones," Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D., offers a breathtaking personal account of his adventures in archaeology in Beneath the Sands of Egypt. Fans of The Lost City of Z will thrill to the exploits of this "unconventional archaeologist" as he retrieves the remains of Egypt's past--including his breakthrough discovery in the Valley of the Kings of Egypt's famous female pharaoh, Hatshepsut.

Praise For…


“An enthusiastically written book for readers from YA to armchair adventure lovers who dream of being archaeologists or Egyptologists.”
-Library Journal

“An entertaining, illuminating adventure story by a modern-day explorer.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Ryan’s observations are intimate, frank, and perceptive, and his spirited adventures in underappreciated avenues of exploration are a boon for armchair and budding archaeologists.”
-Publishers Weekly

“This wonderful adventure story should be must reading for anyone aspiring to become an archaeologist, but even those of us who harbor no such dreams will be aching to get a little dirt under our fingernails.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Any writer who can make you interested in old rope is worth reading.”
-St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Don Ryan is a rare bird – a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend his book to all Egyptology buffs.”
-Barbara Mertz ( a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters), author of Temples Tombs, and Hieroglyphs and Red Land, Black Land

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061732829
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: July 1st, 2010
Pages: 304