"Don Ryan is a rare bird - a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend this book to all Egyptology buffs."
- Barbara Mertz (a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters)
"This wonderful adventure story should be must reading for anyone aspiring to become an archaeologist, but even those of us who harbor no such dreams will be aching to get a little dirt under our fingernails."
- Booklist (starred review)
"Ryan's observations are intimate, frank, and perceptive, and his spirited adventures in underappreciated avenues of exploration are a boon for armchair and budding archaeologists."
- Publishers Weekly
"Wer wissen will, was Archäologie wirklich is, sollte dieses Buch lesen."
Published by Thames & Hudson (2010)
Also Published Under A Different Title by
The American University in Cairo Press (2010)
And in Spanish
And in Hungarian
And in Thai
And in Russian
And a new introduction by Donald P. Ryan for the following wonderful book
by Thor Heyerdahl and published in Norwegian by Gyldendal:
IN MEMORIAM: THOR HEYERDAHLWeb Weaving by: Matt Anderson and Donald P. Ryan
Photo of Donald P. Ryan by Tess Raley, Karanis, Egypt, 2012.