Stories from Ancient Egypt

Stories from Ancient Egypt

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Some of the most interesting and entertaining myths and legends from Ancient Egypt are given a lively re-telling by Joyce Tyldesley. These include stories about the gods, such as The Creation of the World, Hathor and the Red Beer, and the myths about Osiris, Isis and Horus. Fairy stories and incredible adventures are represented by The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor, The Adventures of Sinuhe and The Prince, the Dog, the Snake and the Crocodile, while good and bad behaviour are to be found in Three Magical Stories and The Story of Truth and Falsehood. King Ramesses II himself tells us about The Battle of Kadesh. The book is illustrated with imaginative and amusing line-drawings by Julian Heath, and each of the stories has a question and answer section for budding young Egyptologists. STORIES FROM ANCIENT EGYPT is aimed at children between the ages of 7-11, but this book is an entertaining and informative introduction to the literature of Ancient Egypt for all ages. It is a new edition of a title previously published by Rutherford Pressshow more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 147.32 x 208.28 x 10.16mm | 204.12g
  • Oxbow Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b/w illus,
  • 184217505X
  • 9781842175057
  • 286,850

Table of contents

About this Book About Egypt About Hieroglyphs The Stories: 1. The Creation of the World 2. Hathor and the Red Beer 3. The Story of Isis and Osiris 4. The Quarrel between Horus and Seth 5. Three Magical Stories 6. The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor 7. The Adventures of Sinuhe 8. The Prince, the Dog, the Snake and the Crocodile 9. The Story of Truth and Falsehood 10. The Battle of Kadesh People and Places What do You Think? - Answersshow more

About Joyce A. Tyldesley

Julian Heath is an author and freelance archaeological illustrator based in Liverpool. He has a BA and an MA in Archaeology from Liverpool University, where he has lectured on archaeological illustration and the prehistoric world. His publications include Warfare in Prehistoric Britain (2009), Life in Copper Age Britain (2011), and Before Farming (2013). He illustrated Stories from Ancient Egypt and the updated version of the British Museum's Dictionary of Ancient Egypt.show more

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