Ancient Egypt

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The Egyptian civilization grew to become one of the greatest of all the ancient cultures. Around 5000 B.C.E., a complex society with advanced architecture, religious beliefs, and arts and crafts developed around the Nile River in North Africa. The buildings and artifacts left behind have provided archaeologists with spectacular finds that reveal much about life in ancient Egypt.
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Overview

The Egyptian civilization grew to become one of the greatest of all the ancient cultures. Around 5000 B.C.E., a complex society with advanced architecture, religious beliefs, and arts and crafts developed around the Nile River in North Africa. The buildings and artifacts left behind have provided archaeologists with spectacular finds that reveal much about life in ancient Egypt.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781403448361
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Excavating the Past Series
  • Edition number: 2005
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

The Ancient Egyptian World 4
The development of archaeology 6
Unlocking the Language 8
The Rosetta Stone 9
Egyptian scribes and scholars 10
Mummies and the Afterlife 12
The royal tomb at Deir el-Bahri 12
Making a mummy 14
The Pyramid Builders 16
The Great Pyramid at Giza 16
Pyramid designers and builders 18
Pharaohs and Government 20
The Valley of the Kings 20
Tutankhamen's treasures 22
Finding out about the pharaoh 24
Temples and Gods 26
The great temple complex at Karnak 26
Priests and worshipers 28
Everyday Life of the Wealthy 30
The tomb of Nebamun 30
Pastimes 32
Fashion 34
Everyday Life of the Workers 36
The workers' village of Deir el-Medina 36
People at work 38
Farming and food 40
Archaeology Today 42
Timeline of Ancient Egypt 44
Timeline of Egyptology 45
Glossary 46
Further Reading 47
Index 48
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