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The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Egypt provides a lively and accessible introduction to ancient Egyptian life for general readers and students. The nearly independent chapters provide a comprehensive survey of ancient Egypt and its rich and well-documented culture. In addition to individual chapter bibliographies there is a general bibliography, an annotated list of important museum collections, a king list with a selected set of illustrated royal cartouches, and a general index.
T.G.H. James is a former Keeper of the Department of Ancient Egypt and the Sudan in the British Museum and is the author of several books on Egypt and Egyptology, including Pharoah's People: Scenes from Life in Imperial Egypt; Howard Carter; Tutankhamun; and others.
|1||River and desert||8|
|2||The dynastic sequence||30|
|3||Reading and writing||64|
|4||Records and the official word||84|
|5||Faith in a multiplicity of forms||102|
|6||Provision for the afterlife||122|
|7||Builders and decorators||144|
|8||The mastery of crafts||166|
|List of dynasties||188|
|Names of the principal kings of Egypt||192|
|Museums with Egyptian collections||199|