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The Great Belzoni: The Circus Strongman Who Discovered Egypt's Ancient Treasures (International Library of Historical Studies) The Truly Extraordinary Life Story Of Giovanni Belzoni Engineer, Barber, Monk, Actor And Circus Strongman Where He Earned His Title, The Great Belzoni , Who Became One Of The Giants Of 19th Century Egyptian Archaeology Sometimes Maligned As A Tomb Robber, Giovanni Battista Belzoni Is Perhaps The Most Important And Yet Least Remembered Explorer And Archaeologist Of The Last Two Hundred Years Giovanni Belzoni Was The First Person To Penetrate The Heart Of The Second Pyramid At Giza And The First European To Visit The Oasis Of Siwah And Discover The Ruined City Of Berenice On The Red Sea In 1823, At The Age Of Forty Five, Belzoni Died Of Fever Trying To Reach The Mysterious City Of Timbuktu There Has Never Been A Character Quite Like Him In The History Of Exploration.


10 thoughts on “The Great Belzoni: The Circus Strongman Who Discovered Egypt's Ancient Treasures (International Library of Historical Studies)

  1. says:

    The attitudes toward particular ethic groups and women are sometimes a little dated the book was first published in 1959 , but the story he has to tell of Belzoni s life is very interesting.


  2. says:

    I read the edition from 1959.Giovanni Battista Belzoni was a giant of a man, and in fear of being conscripted to Napoleon s army he went from his home in Padua to England, where he became famous at fairs with different feats of strength Interested in hydraulics, he built water games for the theater, and as he travelled he became aware that the pasha in Egypt was in search for engineers who could drag the country in the modern world Always restless, he travelled down the Nile and was able to lift with his technical knowledge colossal pieces of statues and architecture nobody else could move.Mostly by his side was Sarah, his wife who was a great help to him, without which he wouldn t have been able to do what he did, and who collected chameleons which isn t important but I can t get the picture of a p...


  3. says:

    A biography of Belzoni, mostly based on his own Travels in Egypt and Nubia but with a few chapters on his earlier life in the theater not circus and his final expedition to discover the course of the Niger, and some background information on some of the people he came in con...


  4. says:

    Fascinating insight into this great historical figure, although it is dated and skips over controversial issues.


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