This work chronicles the story of the rediscovery of Egypt and its priceless art treasures by European travellers over the last five hundred years. The book interweaves text with colour illustrations, many the detailed drawings and paintings made by travellers documenting their journey. David Roberts, Hector Horeau and many other lesser-kwn artists made drawings and illustrations that greatly contribute to our kwledge of this recovered world of temples, sphinxes. obelisks, columns, pylons, tombs and low-reliefs. Illuminating some of the greatest adventures and discoveries of all time, this book is intended for anyone with an interest in the Egyptians and their legacy.