WorldCat Identities

Romer, John

Works: 201 works in 543 publications in 9 languages and 14,137 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Commentator, Writer of accompanying material, Performer
Classifications: DT61, 932
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Romer
Most widely held works by John Romer
Ancient lives : daily life in Egypt of the pharaohs by John Romer( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs ancient Egyptian way of life through material unearthed at the excavations of a tiny Egyptian village located in a desert outside Thebes
Valley of the Kings by John Romer( Book )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the tombs of ancient Egyptians and the story of the archeologists and their hunt for the past
The Great Pyramid : ancient Egypt revisited by John Romer( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Pyramid's eerily precise architecture has for centuries both astounded and puzzled archaeologists and has given rise to numerous modern fantasies concerning the so-called 'Mystery of the Pyramids'. Sweeping away centuries of myth and confusion, the author describes for the first time exactly how the Great Pyramid was designed and built. He argues that the pyramid makers worked from a single plan whose existence has long been doubted and even denied by scholars. Moreover, the Great Pyramid's unique architecture is integral to the way it was built, and for its builders the tasks of construction and design were not separate as they are now. By placing this awesome monument in its genuine contemporary context, this book underlines the extraordinary talents and the originality of the ancient Egyptians at the time of King Khufu
Testament : the Bible and history by John Romer( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the making of the Bible, the creation of the Old and New Testaments and charts the book's survival through the centuries
A history of ancient Egypt : from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid by John Romer( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the ancient world is told in this first volume in a two-book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past
The Seven Wonders of the World : a history of the modern imagination by John Romer( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the Seven Wonders of the World, including the archaeological hunt for the Wonders and first-hand accounts from those who traveled to the Wonders in ancient times
People of the Nile : everyday life in ancient Egypt by John Romer( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of archaeology by John Romer( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the impact of archaeology on knowledge of ancient history, describes the work of renowned archaeologists, and includes photographs of artifacts
Byzantium : the lost empire( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 1,000 years, the Byzantine Empire was the eye of the entire world. The origin of great literature, fine art, and modern government, it was also the first Christian empire. Pass through the gates of Constantinople, explore the magnificent mosque of Hagia Sophia and see the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks, Venice
Byzantium : the lost empire by John Romer( Visual )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantium was the powerful legacy of ancient Greece and Rome, the first Christian empire and the last flowering of classical civilizations before it fell to the plundering armies of the Ottoman Turks. Shot on location in nine countries, these four episodes transport the viewer to a world that history has nearly forgotten
The rape of Tutankhamun by John Romer( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the destruction of the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamun's tomb
Testament by John Romer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Bible told from an historical point of view. Using archaeological and scientific evidence as well as the ancient texts themselves, the series explores the cultures and historical events that have molded the Bible, and traces its influence upon Western development over the last two thousand years
The Egyptian book of the dead by E. A. Wallis Budge( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports on their journey from burial, and were full of advice about the ferrymen, gods and kings they would meet on the way. Offering valuable insights into ancient Egypt, The Book of the Dead has long inspired fascination with the occult and the afterlife
Testament( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Biblical canon and interpretation from the Hebrew scriptures to modern times, presented with writer and archaeologist John Romer. This provocative series explores the fascinating and often surprising history of the Bible. Searching the archaeological record, Romer uncovers the motives and methods of those who have told the sacred story, attacked it, and transformed it throughout history. Contains seven episodes on 3 DVDs
Romer's Egypt : a new light on the civilization of Ancient Egypt by John Romer( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great excavations : John Romer's history of archaeology by John Romer( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of Archaeology traces the history of this science from its inception in eighteenth century Pompeii to the present day. Each of the book's five sections describes the history of one of the basic themes in archaeology. With detailed text and hundreds of full-colour photographs, it describes the scientific advances made by key figures, renowned personalities of archaeology, and important events in archaeological history. Best-selling author and television writer John Romer's personal viewpoint and clear writing, combined with photographs and engravings of locations and artefacts, allow the world of archaeology to leap from the page straight into our own imagination
Ancient lives : unlocking the mysteries of daily life in ancient Egypt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Egyptologist John Romer explores the ruins of an ancient village near Thebes, where generations of craftsmen and artists built and decorated royal tombs. There, relics reveal the most intimate details of the people's daily lives: their meals, their loves, their quarrels, and even their dreams. Go inside the pharaohs' most magnificent tombs and see astonishing art and priceless treasures. Meet the scribes, stonemasons, and high priests who presided over this city of the dead. Learn the secrets of the tomb raiders and the tricks devised to thwart them
Gospel truth? by John Romer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows archaeological evidence of the time of Jesus and explores how the Christian Bible came into existence
Mightier than the sword( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the historical context and cultural background preceding and surrounding the birth of Jesus, the writing of the New Testament, and the shaping of the Old Testament. Covers Jerusalem and other great cities of the time, including Ephesus, Miletus, and Pergamon. Discusses the Dead Sea Scrolls and the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans
Chronicles and kings( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the Bible and archaeological evidence to present the rise and fall of ancient Israel. Explores the role of Jehovah in the development of the Jewish nation. Begins in Jericho and covers the exile of the Jews in Babylon, which led to the writing of some of the earliest Biblical texts
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The Great Pyramid : ancient Egypt revisited
Alternative Names
John Louis Romer

John Romer britischer Ägyptologe

John Romer Brits egyptoloog

John Romer egiptólogo británico

John Romer egittologo, storico e archeologo britannico

Τζον Ρόμερ Βρετανός αιγυπτιολόγος, ιστορικός και αρχαιολόγος

Джон Ромер

ローマー, ジョン

English (198)

Spanish (13)

French (12)

Dutch (6)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

Chinese (1)

Czech (1)

Valley of the KingsThe Great Pyramid : ancient Egypt revisitedTestament : the Bible and historyThe Seven Wonders of the World : a history of the modern imaginationThe history of archaeologyThe rape of TutankhamunThe Egyptian book of the deadTestamentGreat excavations : John Romer's history of archaeology