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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.

Highlights include:

  • Lively overviews distilled from the latest discoveries and research
  • Maps, plans, reconstruction drawings, chronologies, site lists and recommendations for further reading
  • Hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472031375
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

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
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