Egypt

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This beautifully designed pocket reference—more a compact encyclopedia than a dictionary—presents ancient Egypt in stunningly-produced photographs and concise textual descriptions of Egyptian art, culture, and government. Not merely a travel guide, this handy and easy-to-use guide provides an overall view of the civilization as a whole, including a fascinating section on the history of Egyptology, the invasions and excavations, and a section on where the artifacts can be seen today. This is a must-have addition ...

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Overview

This beautifully designed pocket reference—more a compact encyclopedia than a dictionary—presents ancient Egypt in stunningly-produced photographs and concise textual descriptions of Egyptian art, culture, and government. Not merely a travel guide, this handy and easy-to-use guide provides an overall view of the civilization as a whole, including a fascinating section on the history of Egyptology, the invasions and excavations, and a section on where the artifacts can be seen today. This is a must-have addition to the library of anyone interested in ancient Egypt, and a necessary companion for the traveler.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520256484
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 4/21/2008
  • Series: Dictionaries of Civilization Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,365,561
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Alessia Fassone holds degrees in Egyptology and archaeology from the University of Turin, Italy, and Enrico Ferraris holds a degree in Egyptology, also from the University of Turin, Italy. Both Fassone and Ferraris are part of the scientific staff of the Center of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, Egypt.

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Table of Contents

People 9

State and society 93

Religion and science 121

Daily life 183

The world of the dead 235

Sites and monuments 273

The history of Egyptology 325

References

Maps of Egypt 374

Chronology 376

Glossary 378

Museums 379

General index 381

Bibliography 382

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