Egypt of the Pharaohs: An Introduction

Egypt of the Pharaohs: An Introduction

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By (author) A. H. Gardiner

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 26mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 31 December 1961
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195002679
  • ISBN 13: 9780195002676
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd ed.
  • Illustrations note: plates, text-figures, maps
  • Sales rank: 492,839

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The mysteries of Ancient Egypt, the wonderland of the Pharaohs, have always held the world in awe. This volume provides a comprehensive history of this fascinating land from its earliest days to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Sir Alan Gardiner presents background on the Egyptian language, writing, land, its neighbors, and its resources, with a special section devoted to the Egyptian method of determining chronological dates. He then follows with a concise history of Egypt from the time of the Old Kingdom, through the Ramesside period, up to the last days of Egyptian independence around 323 B.C. Authoritative and meticulously researched, "Egypt of the Pharaohs" is an enticing introduction to the study of this ancient civilization.

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The late Sir Alan Gardiner was one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists.

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The mysteries of Ancient Egypt, the wonderland of the Pharaohs, have always held the world in awe. This volume provides a com-prehensive history of this fascinating land from its earliest days to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Sir Alan Gardiner presents background on the Egyptian language, writing, land, its neighbors, and its resources, with a special section devoted to the Egyptian method of determining chronological dates.