Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

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From the Neolithic cave paintings in Wadi Sura - created long before it was a desert when the region was savannah grassland - to the Valley of the Kings to the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, and from the vast temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor to the funerary mask of Tutankhamun and, of course, to the pyramids and the Sphinx, Ancient Egypt is a hugely colourful guide to the surviving wonders of Egyptian antiquity. Today the exceptional beauty and scale of the antiquities is legendary, drawing millions of visitors to Egypt's monuments each year.

Arranged by region, the book takes the reader along the ancient settlements that were established on the banks of the River Nile. Through beautiful photographs and expert captions, the reader gains an understanding of how ancient Egypt developed its trade links and became such a powerful and wealthy force across North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. Alongside the world-famous places, there are also fascinating, lesser-known entries, such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the bent pyramid at Dahshur and the Statue of Khaefre.

Featuring monuments and obelisks, hieroglyphics and jewelry, funerary masks, tombs and mausoleums, mummies of cats and statues of falcon-headed gods, Ancient Egypt includes 160 outstanding photographs and captions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 163 x 124 x 22.86mm | 374g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 photos; 180 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860169
  • 9781838860165
  • 894,845

Table of contents

Contents to include


The Pyramids and Lower Egypt
The River Nile
The Nile Delta
Giza Pyramids
Menkaure Pyramid, Giza
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Alexandria
Saqqara, near Cairo
The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, Giza
Roman Amphitheatre, Alexandria
Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria
Tutankhamun's Second Coffin, Cairo
Tutankhamun Gold Coffin, Cairo
Temple of the Oracle, Siwa Oasis
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Dahshur
Pyramid Of Meidum, Fayoum
Rosetta Stone
Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa, Alexandria

Valley of the Kings
Tutankhamun, The Tomb, Valley of the Kings
Theban Necropolis
Tomb of Twosret
Tomb of Ramesses III
Merenptah's stone sarcophagus
Wall paintings in the Tomb of Ramesses IX

Luxor and Karnak
Medinet Habu, Luxor
West Bank of Luxor
Luxor Temple
Tutankhamun Statue, Luxor
Karnak, Temple of Amun, Upper Egypt
Obelisk of Hatshepsut, Karnak
Hathor Chapel, Memorial Temple of Thutmose III, Deir el-Bahari
'Colossi of Memnon', Memorial Temple of Amenhotep III, Luxor
Ramesseum, Luxor
First Pylon, Luxor

Abydos and Dendera
Temple of Seti I, Abydos
Abydos, The Osireion
Temple of Hathor, Temple complex, Dendera
Temple of Hathor, Hypostyle Hall Dendera
Dendera Zodiac, Temple of Dendera
Roman Birth House

Abu Simbel
Cave paintings of Wadi Sura
Esna Temple, Upper Egypt
Abu Simbel, Nubia
Edfu Temple, Upper Egypt
Edfu Temple, The Facade, Upper Egypt

Temple of Isis, Philae
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About Peter Mavrikis

Peter Mavrikis has written and edited books for over 25 years. He enjoys writing about history, science, and nature. He was also the Editorial Director for Barron's Educational Series and Kaplan, where he ran the foreign language and study guide divisions.
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