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    Description"This readable anthology is a good introduction to a civilization that fascinates like few others ...in this book, there are animals who talk, princesses who are locked up at the top of towers, wicked stepmothers and many other themes ...An enjoyable book by a skilled author". - "Financial Times". The civilization we know as Ancient Egypt stretched over three thousand years. What was life like for ancient Egyptians? What were their beliefs - and how different were they from ours? "Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt" uses Egypt's vivid narratives to create a panorama of its history, from the earliest settlers to the time of Cleopatra. Gathered from pyramid texts, archaeological finds and contemporary documents, these stories cover everything from why the Nile flooded annually to Egyptian beliefs about childbirth and what happened after death. They show us what life was really like for rich and poor, man and woman, farmer and pharaoh. "Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt" brings a long-dead culture back to life.


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    Title
    The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joyce Tyldesley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 314 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141021768
    ISBN 10: 0141021764
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    DC22: 299.31
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC classification: DT
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    DC22: 398.20932
    B&T Approval Code: A13364000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, QRSA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour plates
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Archaeologist and historian, Joyce Tyldesley has written many successful books about ancient Egypt, including acclaimed biographies of Rameses the Great and Cleopatra (a Radio 4 Book of the Week), and Egypt: How a Lost Civilization was Rediscovered, which accompanied a major BBC television series. She teaches Egyptology at Manchester University and is an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool University. She lives in Bolton, Lancashire.
    Review quote
    Tyldesley, by painstakingly analysing the myths and therefore the beliefs, of the ancient population, endeavours to get under the skin of Egyptian life ... befuddling myth-stories are clarified -- Bettany Hughes The Times Required reading for Egypt's imaginative tour guides The Sunday Times her great strength is her story-telling Sunday Telegraph