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Illustrated !June 2 2012
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Bought this in the Mummification Museum bookshop in Luxor, April 2012. They had lots of them there. My copy is a thick-covered paperback about 5x10 inches, inch thick, glossy paperback. It's called "the Illustrated Guide to Luxor Tombs Temples and Museums" but the author and ISBN are the same. If you want complete, there's. "Complete Valley of the Kings" etc. But, this book has illustrations and covers almost all the tombs, the ones worth seeing. Every page has at least one full color photo. In the valley of the Kings and other tombs, no photos are allowed. In fact at VoK you must leave your camera at the gate. If you want the color guide to what you saw (and missed!) this is the book. The explanations are clear and concise. Also covers Valley of the Queens and tombs of the nobles.
The temples and the Luxor Museum coverage is a bit more sparse, but then the Luxor and Mummification museums themselves are pretty sparse too. The major value to me is the illustration of the tomb decoration. Good book!
PS There is also a companion book, same format "The Illustrated Guide to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo", 600+ pages of color illustrations and explanations of (what else) the contents of the museum in Cairo. Also good.