1,001 Facts About Ancient Egypt

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Overview

A world of knowledge at your child's fingertips! Small enough to carry in your bag, but big enough to provide all the answers you'll ever need, Backpack Books are jam-packed with thousands of fascinating facts that have been researched and written by experts. More than 550 illustrations and photographs in each book help bring knowledge-on kids' favorite subjects-to life!

A reference guide to ancient Egypt which features miscellaneous facts and explanations of their significance.

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Backpack Books is a handsome and easy-to-handle series featuring facts on various subjects. 1001 Facts about Rocks and Minerals, 1001 Facts about Insects, and 1001 Facts about Ancient Egypt are lavishly illustrated and provide the YA with a table of contents, a detailed list of facts, and a lengthy reference section. While the series is intended for children, it is suitable for young YAs. Readers will discover who invented concrete, what minerals are found in a car, what kitchen equipment the ancient Egyptians used, and how to capture and study insects. The series is highly recommended for its illustrations and careful research. KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2003, DK, 192p. illus. bibliog. index.,
— Janet Julian
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789490407
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: Backpack Book Series
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 6.48 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Ancient Egypt 8
Egypt today 10
The Nile 12
The sources 14
Before the pharaohs 16
The Old Kingdom 18
The Middle Kingdom 20
The New Kingdom 22
Egyptian Society 24
The people of Egypt 26
Peasants and servants 28
Middle classes 30
The army 32
Egyptian women 34
The pharaoh 36
The royal house 38
Life in Ancient Egypt 40
Everyday life 42
Animals of the Nile 44
Farming 46
Food and drink 48
Trade 50
Egyptian housing 52
Clothing 56
Schooling and writing 60
Games and Leisure 64
Leisure pursuits 66
Playing games 68
Hunting and fishing 70
Banquets and feasts 72
Music and dance 74
Building and Technology 76
Skills and artistry 78
Boat building 80
Weapons of war 82
The pyramids 84
Temples 88
Crafts 90
Egyptian art 92
Religion 96
Worship and beliefs 98
Myths and legends 100
The sun gods 102
Gods and goddesses 104
Magic and popular religion 106
Priests and rituals 108
Death and burial 110
Preparing a mummy 112
Journey to the afterlife 114
Mummy cases 116
Valley of the Kings 120
The End of an Era 124
Foreign pharaohs 126
The Greeks 128
The Romans 130
Ancient Egypt Facts 132
The great Nile 134
Servants and slaves 136
Egyptian children 138
Making paper 140
The Egyptian kitchen 142
Crime and punishment 144
Economy and trade 146
Ships and boats 148
Important cities 150
Temples 152
The pyramids 154
Creation myths 156
The individual soul 158
Ancient tourists 160
Cleopatra 162
Famous Egyptologists 164
Reference Section 166
Maps of Egypt 168
The dynasties 172
Famous pharaohs 174
Gods of ancient Egypt 178
Hieroglyphs 180
Architecture 182
Glossary 184
Index 186
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