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Empire of Ancient Egypt
     

Empire of Ancient Egypt

by Wendy Christensen
 

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The Nile River offers an oasis against the harsh climate of the desert, and without it, the world's first superpower would never have developed. The ancient Egyptians learned how to grow crops based on the river's annual inundation and how to build ships for transport and trade along the Nile. They also built ingenious structures and pyramids, organized a

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The Nile River offers an oasis against the harsh climate of the desert, and without it, the world's first superpower would never have developed. The ancient Egyptians learned how to grow crops based on the river's annual inundation and how to build ships for transport and trade along the Nile. They also built ingenious structures and pyramids, organized a relatively stable government, and devoted themselves to a complex religion that affected all areas of life. Most important, they meticulously recorded events with an early form of writing, of which many documents still survive today. Empire of Ancient Egypt, Revised Edition explores the world of these ancient people, from their elaborate religious celebrations to the daily lives of citizens, bridging the 2,000-year gap between their world and ours.

Great Empires of the Past narrates the stories of the most influential empires in world history. Each volume in the series provides an overview of one empire or civilization, exploring its rise and fall, the extent of its influence, society and daily life, and impact in the modern world. Numerous sidebars highlight connections to today, key primary documents, and interesting facts. Full-color photographs and maps, a time line, glossary, bibliography, list of further resources, and an index provide readers with additional access to the information.

Wendy Christensen is an award-winning writer and illustrator and a member of the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum (EEF).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131604
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Great Empires of the Past Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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