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Children's LiteratureAmong the most ancient of civilizations, the Ancient Egyptian culture is also one of the most diverse and impressive of ancient civilizations. The Egyptian culture has its roots in the Nile Valley from 3100 B.C.E and lasted for nearly 3000 years, surviving dynastic changes and invasion. Despite its antiquity, a great deal is known about how the Egyptians lived and worked throughout its long history. Shuter has presented interesting facts about the ancient culture, bypassing the typical look at the Pharaohs and focusing instead on the lives of the common people. Topics range from how they worked and where they lived, to what they ate and drank, and their medical practices. Their religion is touched on briefly, as well as their writing system and the importance of mummies and how they were made. Fully illustrated, this brief look at the Ancient Egyptians also includes a glossary, an index, Egyptian words and a few Egyptian projects. A few Internet sites are provided, but no further sources of information are given. Part of the "Strange Histories" series. 2003, Raintree, Ages 7 to 9.
— Danielle Williams