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Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

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By (author) Barbara Mertz

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 204mm x 23mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0061252778
  • ISBN 13: 9780061252778
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps, frontispiece, colour plates
  • Sales rank: 406,813

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World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization.Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people--from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions--Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion, and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.

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