The Ancient Egyptians

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For the ancient Egyptians, life was built around the waters of the Nile River. The farmers set their schedules to the river's seasonal changes. During the times when the Nile flooded its banks, farmers and other workers could work on the many impressive construction projects done in ancient times, such as the pyramids at Giza, that we marvel at today. This book explores ancient Egypt through its social structure. It takes a look at its people and details the duties of a pharaoh, the activities of mummy makers, ...
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Overview

For the ancient Egyptians, life was built around the waters of the Nile River. The farmers set their schedules to the river's seasonal changes. During the times when the Nile flooded its banks, farmers and other workers could work on the many impressive construction projects done in ancient times, such as the pyramids at Giza, that we marvel at today. This book explores ancient Egypt through its social structure. It takes a look at its people and details the duties of a pharaoh, the activities of mummy makers, and much more. It also describes some of the discoveries and writings that have led to our present-day understanding of this fascinating civilization.
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You can't judge a book by its cover, or so the saying goes . . . not so with this one! It is clear from the framed hieroglyphs overlaid upon a mysterious, faint map on the front cover that a lot of amazing information is just waiting to be discovered inside! This is an outstanding effort to pull together a comprehensive history of the ancient Egyptians that succeeds on every front. The book examines the civilization of ancient Egypt by studying its people; from the farmers, builders and craft workers, to the priests, pharaohs and mummy makers. All of their lives were dependent upon the Nile River. The text in this book will keep even the most skeptical history-phobe enticed. Photographs, illustrations, diagrams, charts and fact boxes break up the longer textual portions in an interesting manner. An essential timeline is located near the end, along with recommendations for further research. Not only is there a glossary at the end but also a biographical dictionary, proving quite helpful when trying to keep all of the rulers of the time straight! Part of the "People of the Ancient World" series that includes the titles The Ancient Chinese, The Ancient Inca, and Ancient Mesopotamia (the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians). This book would make a superb addition to any elementary school study of ancient civilizations. The author has written more than 55 books for middle grades and young adults. Her research for her first book about Egypt involved spending a month in Egypt as a guest of the government. Highly recommended. 2004, Franklin Watts/Scholastic Inc, Ages 9 to 12.
—Cindy L. Carolan
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Gr 4-7-Each book provides a general history and then devotes separate chapters to different groups of people within the culture. Greeks includes scientists, philosophers, poets, playwrights, slaves, workers, and so on. Egyptians discusses farmers, brewers, kings, queens, pharaohs, warriors, captives, and mummy makers, among others. Chinese highlights kings, emperors, artisans, inventors, healers, and so on. Each book ends with a chapter on the legacy of the civilization, a time line that extends beyond the period covered in the text, and short biographies of major figures. Theses titles are illustrated with a few modern pictures, but mainly with photos of items from the culture discussed (except for Greeks, which mostly has Renaissance-era and later prints). There are no pronunciation guides except for a few words in Chinese, and Greeks only really looks at Athens. These titles offer useful information that would help report writers and would also engage interested readers. While not necessary purchases, they will augment collections.-Lynda S. Poling, Long Beach Public Library, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531167380
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: People of the Ancient World
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: How We Know About Ancient Egypt 5
Chapter I Farmers, Bakers, and Brewers 10
Chapter II Priests and Scribes 21
Chapter III Kings, Queens, and Pharaohs 31
Chapter IV Builders in Stone 46
Chapter V Quarrymen and Craft Workers 56
Chapter VI Warriors and Captives 66
Chapter VII Mummy Makers 76
Chapter VIII Legacy of Ancient Egypt 87
Time Line 90
Biographical Dictionary 96
Glossary 103
To Find Out More 105
Index 107
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