Gift of the Nile; Chronicles of Ancient Egypt

Gift of the Nile; Chronicles of Ancient Egypt

by Timothy Roland Roberts
     
 
From earliest Egyptian societies to the great dynasties that built the pyramids, this fascinating study of one of the world's most ancient civilizations reveals not only how the aristocracy thrived, but how the average people lived and worked. This gloriously illustrated look at a timeless civilization takes us back to a time when pharaohs and queens ruled the Nile.

Overview

From earliest Egyptian societies to the great dynasties that built the pyramids, this fascinating study of one of the world's most ancient civilizations reveals not only how the aristocracy thrived, but how the average people lived and worked. This gloriously illustrated look at a timeless civilization takes us back to a time when pharaohs and queens ruled the Nile. From the monumental architecture pharaohs had built to commemorate themselves, to the worship of Re, the Sun God, and other intriguing religious rites, to the political maneuvering of pharaohs, Ancient Egypt shows us the people who created one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known.

Going beyond a basic history of the civilization, Ancient Egypt:
-- Explores the world of the average Egyptian, from what he ate on a daily basis to what she wore
-- Examines how the literature and art of the periods reflected what was happening in the society as a whole
-- Shows us how the world of the ancient Egyptians has influenced our own by examining the Egyptians' effects on later societies
-- Includes a map showing where the ancient Egyptians built their monuments and cities
-- Offers a timeline of events and dynasties of ancient Egypt

This gorgeously illustrated, illuminating look at one of the greatest civilizations of the ages is a perfect volume for the library of every curious historian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567995855
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
10.88(w) x 12.66(h) x 0.95(d)

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