Landmark

Landmark

3.87 (369 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Long ago, a great civilization thrived along the banks of the Nile River. Ruled by awesome god-kings caled Pharaohs, Egypt was a land of bustling cities, golden palaces, and huge stone monuments. Its people were fun-loving, its nobles elegant, and its gods the most powerful in the world. This astonishing civilization endured for more than 3,000 yeats before it gradually vanished from the face of the earth, its cities crumbling to dust. Eventually, the meanings of its writings were lost, and the story of Egypt's people, its Pharaohs and it's golden days were forgotten.

Over the last two centures, archaeologists' excavations in the Nile Valley have slowly brought to light the story of this once mighty civilization. Beginning with the Rosetta Stone, author Elizabeth Payne examines the discoveries that have helped unlock the incredible secrets of Egypt's first kings.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Random House USA Children's Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Ill.
  • 0394846990
  • 9780394846996
  • 77,954

Flap copy

For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt's culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were
also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt's people, its pharaohs, and its golden days.
show more

About Elizabeth Payne

Elizabeth Payne was born in Nettleton, Mississippi, and grew up to become a history professor and author. Her books include The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Meet the Pilgrim Fathers, and Meet the North American Indians.
show more

Rating details

369 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 32% (118)
4 34% (125)
3 25% (94)
2 7% (26)
1 2% (6)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X