Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference to the Myths, Religions, Pyramids and Temples of the Land of the Pharaohs

Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference to the Myths, Religions, Pyramids and Temples of the Land of the Pharaohs

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by Lorna Oakes, Lucia Gahlin
     
 
A fascinating guide to the mythology and religion of ancient Egypt, and to the awe-inspiring temples and tombs of the world's first great civilization.

A chronology of ancient Egypt charts the events of a society that flourished for three millennia.

A compelling guide to the most famous burial sites, including Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings.

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A fascinating guide to the mythology and religion of ancient Egypt, and to the awe-inspiring temples and tombs of the world's first great civilization.

A chronology of ancient Egypt charts the events of a society that flourished for three millennia.

A compelling guide to the most famous burial sites, including Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings.

A fascinating tour of sacred centers from the impressive mortuary temples of the pharaohs to those dedicated to the many gods and goddesses.

An in-depth examination of the crucial role that religious belief and mythology played in one of the most intriguing periods of ancient history.

Lavishly illustrated with more than 900 color photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760749432
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 8.46(h) x 1.24(d)

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Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference to the Myths, Religions, Pyramids and Temples of the Land of the Pharaohs 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
sid04 More than 1 year ago
it is really a great book for the book lovers like me.Its my hobby to read books on egypt and I find it relly very interesting.It has a very high resolution pictures inside with the explanatory notes. It contains the fine details of every king who survived there and how mummies were formed .I recommend this book to history lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I took this book on a 2 week trip to Egypt and found it invaluable. The pictures and clear text made the explanantions from our guide clearer. Very helpful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent resource in an easy to understand format for all Egypt lovers. The information is presented in an easy to understand format, taking complex historical information and making it easy to understand. My favorite Egyptian resource.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a designer and builder of stage scenery for a regional opera company, this book proved an invaluable reference for design motifs, examples of heiroglyphs, wall painting and design, color and composition - all in one very concise volume. An excellent historical and artistic reference in a small package. The book is also extremely well made for a soft cover edition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book when i was in Boston, i was there from INDIA to execute a project, this book is a must for anyone who wants to know how ISLAM and Christianity were inter woven during the Egyptian times, I have no words to describe the rare and fantastic photographs.In fact i have asked my cousin to purchase & send across to INDIA 2 more copies one for my Neice and my Son, as i rarely share my copy.