One of the most renowned cities of antiquity lives again in the texts and images: its history, its rediscovery, the excavation campaigns, the monuments.
[Thebes] On the banks of the Nile, Thebes was one of the most famous cities of antiquity, whose splendor increased over the centuries, through contrasting periods, until it was devastatingly halted by the power of Rome.
The first part of the volume retraces the history of Thebes and its monuments. The second deals with the modern history of the city, the reasons and timing behind its rediscovery, and the excavation campaigns.
Thanks to Sergio Donadoni, the city comes back to life, as its monuments are analyzed in detail, with plans and drawn reconstructions that permit a deeper understanding of the site, almost physically accompanying the reader through the city’s streets.
Excellent photographs taken for this publication allow readers to discover the beauty of Thebes, its temples and the majestic vestiges of ancient buildings. One of the most extraordinary places in the Egyptian world, and a favorite destination for international tourism today.