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Published: 01 March 2017

280 Pages | 61 bw

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774168253

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Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures

My Life in Egyptology

Wafaa El Saddik, Rüdiger Heimlich, and Russell Stockman
Rüdiger Heimlich and Translated by Russell Stockman

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Growing up in Egypt's Nile Delta, Wafaa El Saddik was fascinated by the magnificent pharaonic monuments from an early age, and as a student she dreamed of conducting excavations herself and working in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. At a time when Egyptology was dominated by men, especially those with close connections to the regime, she was determined to succeed, and secured grants to study in Boston, London, and Vienna, eventually becoming the first female general director of the country's most prestigious museum.