Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt, Nina Burleigh
  • List: $20.00  |  Sale: $14.00
    Club: $10.00
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

Author: Nina Burleigh

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell

Unabridged: 10 hr 25 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 12/04/2007

Genre: Social Science - Archaeology

Synopsis

Little more than two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation–and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt.

It was not until 1798, when an unlikely band of scientific explorers traveled from Paris to the Nile Valley, that Westerners received their first real glimpse of what lay beyond the Mediterranean Sea.

Under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Army, a small and little-known corps of Paris’s brightest intellectual lights left the safety of their laboratories, studios, and classrooms to embark on a thirty-day crossing into the unknown–some never to see French shores again. Carrying pencils instead of swords, specimen jars instead of field guns, these highly accomplished men participated in the first large-scale interaction between Europeans and Muslims of the modern era. And many lived to tell the tale.

Internationally acclaimed journalist Nina Burleigh brings readers back to a little-known landmark adventure at the dawn of the modern era–one that ultimately revealed the deepest secrets of ancient Egypt to a very curious continent.


From the Compact Disc edition.

Recommended

Underworld The Mysterious Origins of Civilization, Graham Hancock
Underworld
by Graham Hancock

From Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, comes a mesmerizing book that takes us on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a lost civilization that's been hidden for thousands of years beneath the world's oce...

Narrator: Dennis Kleinman
Published: 02/19/2019

A Very Private Woman The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer, Nina Burleigh
A Very Private Woman
by Nina Burleigh

In 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, the beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a top CIA official, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. Mary Meyer was a secret mistress of President John F. Kennedy, whom she had known since pr...

Narrator: Siiri Scott
Published: 11/13/2018

Archaeology in Fiction, Dr. Scott C. Vigui
Archaeology in Fiction
by Dr. Scott C. Vigui

Popular fiction is filled with images of archaeologists as daring adventurers who constantly risk life and limb in the pursuit of fabulous antiquities of immense historical and monetary value. There are evil villains, great romances, and unknown per...

Narrator: Austin Downey
Published: 08/25/2015

Archaeology from Space How the Future Shapes Our Past, Sarah Parcak
Archaeology from Space
by Sarah Parcak

This program is read by the author.National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize-winner Dr. Sarah Parcak welcomes you to the exciting new world of space archaeology, a growing field that is sparking extraordinary discoveries from ancient civilizations ...

Narrator: Sarah Parcak
Published: 07/09/2019

Golden Handcuffs The Secret History of Trump's Women, Nina Burleigh
Golden Handcuffs
by Nina Burleigh

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Nina Burleigh, explores Donald Trump’s attitudes toward women by providing in-depth analysis and background on the women who have had the most profound influence on his life—...

Narrator: Jayme Mattler
Published: 10/16/2018

The Hunger Games Special Edition, Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

A brand-new special edition recording of the first audiobook in the worldwide bestselling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying d...

Narrator: Tatiana Maslany
Published: 10/30/2018

Signs of the Gods?, Erich von Daniken
Signs of the Gods?
by Erich von Daniken

Were human beings created by powers from outer space? Did extraterrestrial giants build the megaliths of Malta and the menhirs of Brittany? Was the Ark of the Covenant a machine built by the astronaut gods? In Signs of the Gods? Erich von Däni...

Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Published: 05/18/2011

The Ancient Celts Second Edition, Barry Cunliffe
The Ancient Celts
by Barry Cunliffe

Fierce warriors and skilled craftsmen, the Celts were famous throughout the Ancient Mediterranean World. They were the archetypal barbarians from the north and were feared by both Greeks and Romans. For two and a half thousand years they have contin...

Narrator: Julian Elfer
Published: 02/05/2019

Cafe Neandertal Excavating Our Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places, Beebe Bahrami
Cafe Neandertal
by Beebe Bahrami

Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe's most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of th...

Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Published: 03/14/2017
{"id":"327684","ean":"9781415945155","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt","subtitle":"Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt","author":"Nina Burleigh","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Cassandra Campbell","ubr_id":"327684","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"13.00","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Cassandra Campbell","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hr 10 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}