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The Ancient Egyptians For Dummies

The Ancient Egyptians For Dummies

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By (author) Charlotte Booth

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 234mm x 24mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470065443
  • ISBN 13: 9780470065440
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 472,488

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Unravel the history behind of one of the most fascinating ancient civilisations with this engaging, entertaining and educational guide to the ancient Egyptians. With a complete rundown of ancient Egyptian history and culture alongside insights in to the everyday lives of the Egyptians, you'll discover how they kept themselves entertained, the gory details of mummification, the amazing creation of the pyramids, the deciphering of hieroglyphs and much more.

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Charlotte Booth, MA, is an Egyptologist, lecturer, and founder of the Essex Egyptology Group.

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Includes information on key archaeological discoveriesUnravel over 3,000 years of fascinating historyThis lively guide walks you through the world of the ancient Egyptians and reveals intriguing insights into their history and culture along the way. Inside you'll find stories of kings and their harems, epic buildings, incredible art, fascinating funerary rites, and mysterious mummies - all helping you to make a connection with this ancient civilisation and the colourful individuals who created it. It's a journey you won't forget!Egyptian funerary rites and mummificationHow to decipher hieroglyphsThe history behind the monuments and the personalities who built themImportant religious and cultural beliefsKey Egyptologists and archaeological discoveries

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Introducing the Ancient Egyptians. Chapter 1: Getting Grounded: The Geography and History of Ancient Egypt. Chapter 2: Examining the Lives of the Everyday Egyptians. Part II: Stepping Back in Time. Chapter 3: Building a Civilisation with Military Might. Chapter 4: Building the Empire: The Glories of the New Kingdom. Chapter 5: Looking at the Power Behind the Throne: Royal Women. Chapter 6: Following the Decline and Fall of the Egyptian Civilisation. Part III: Living Life to the Full: Culture and Beliefs. Chapter 7: Enjoying Food and Entertainment. Chapter 8: Staying Healthy: Diseases and Medicine. Chapter 9: Worshipping like an Egyptian: Religion. Chapter 10: Exploring Funerary Beliefs and Mummification. Part IV: Interpreting Egyptian Art and Architecture. Chapter 11: Deciphering Egyptian Art and Hieroglyphs. Chapter 12: Touring the Temples. Chapter 13: Excavating the Tombs: Houses of Eternity. Chapter 14: Probing the Pyramids. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Top Ten Breakthroughs in Egyptology. Chapter 16: Ten Egyptians Worth Knowing. Chapter 17: Ten Ancient Egyptian Achievements. Chapter 18: Top Ten Places to Visit in Egypt. Chapter 19: Ten Key Egyptologists. Index.