Mirage: [Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt]

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Little more than 200 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.
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display_description Two centuries ago, only the most reckless Europeans dared traverse the Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of 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. Under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, a small corps of Paris's brightest left the safety of their laboratories, studios, and classrooms to embark into the unknown--some never to see French shores again. Over 150 astronomers, mathematicians, naturalists, physicists, doctors, chemists, engineers, botanists, artists--even a poet and a musicologist--accompanied Napoleon's troops into Egypt. They approached the land not as colonizers, but as experts in their fields of scholarship, meticulously categorizing and collecting their finds, and secured their place in history as the world's earliest-known archaeologists.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Egypt -- Antiquities, Egypt -- History -- French occupation, 1798-1801, Egyptology -- History, Second Coalition, War of the, 1798-1801 -- Campaigns -- Egypt
title_display Mirage : Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt
title_full Mirage : Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt / Nina Burleigh, Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt, Mirage [sound recording] : [Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt] / Nina Burleigh
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title_sub [Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt]
topic_facet Antiquities, Audiobooks, Campaigns, Egyptology, History, Nonfiction, Second Coalition, War of the, 1798-1801, Sociology