Cairo's Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and ather 30,000 are held in storerooms. This book carries full-color illustrations of many of the masterpieces of ancient art in the museum from the decorated vases, flint knives, and palettes of the predynastic period, through the magnificent artifacts of the pharaonic period, to the beautiful tempera portraits of the Roman period.
Abeer El-Shahawy is an Egyptian Egyptologist. Farid Atiya is a writer, photographer and publisher. He is the author of many books on the Red Sea, Sinai, and the monuments of Egypt.