30-Second Ancient Egypt

30-Second Ancient Egypt

by Peter Der Manuellan
     
 
We’ve all heard of pyramids, hieroglyphs, and Cleopatra, but how much do you really know about ancient Egypt? Why was the Nile integral to the unification of Egypt? What is the mystery surrounding Queen Hetepheres’ tomb? What did the Armana Letters reveal? What did the ancient Egyptians eat and drink?

30-Second Ancient Egypt presents a unique insight

Overview

We’ve all heard of pyramids, hieroglyphs, and Cleopatra, but how much do you really know about ancient Egypt? Why was the Nile integral to the unification of Egypt? What is the mystery surrounding Queen Hetepheres’ tomb? What did the Armana Letters reveal? What did the ancient Egyptians eat and drink?

30-Second Ancient Egypt presents a unique insight into one of the most brilliant and beguiling civilizations, where technological innovations and architectural wonders emerge among mysterious gods and burial rites. Each entry is summarized in just 30 seconds—using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and a single picture. From royal dynasties and Tutankhamun’s tomb, to hieroglyphs and mummification, interspersed with biographies of Egypt’s most intriguing rulers, this is the quickest path to understanding the 50 key ideas and innovations that developed and defined one of the world’s great civilizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435151789
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Editor Peter Der Manuelian is Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University, and director of the Harvard Semitic Museum. In 1987 he joined the curatorial staff at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and from 2000–11 he directed the Giza Archives Project there. In addition to his teaching duties, he directs the Giza Project at Harvard, and is also director of the MA Program in Museum Studies at the Harvard Extension School

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