Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Paperback

By (author) George Hart

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  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 278mm x 8mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 29 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0751320749
  • ISBN 13: 9780751320749
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, photographs, glossary, index
  • Sales rank: 515,017

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Be an eyewitness to the unbelievable riches of the pharoah's court and to everything Egyptian, from amazing jewels to tools and from toys to immortal mummies. See the mummies of priests and kings; find out why even cats and dogs were mummified; and discover how hieroglyphics were diciphered.

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Egypt before the pharaohs; on the banks of the Nile; famous pharaohs; the royal court; preparing for the tomb; everlasting bodies; journey to the afterlife; the great pyramids; the Valley of the Kings; gods and goddesses; magic and medicine; priests and temples; sacred rituals; scribes and scholars; writing; weapons of war; sailing on the Nile; buying and selling; and Egyptian carpenter; hunting, fishing and fowling; the Egyptians at home; food and drink; song and dance; toys and games; from fabric to finery; all that glitters; adorning the body; animals of the Nile Valley; Egypt after the pharaohs; did you know?; the pharaohs; find out more.