The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference to the Myths, Religions, Pyramids and Temples of the Land of the Pharaohs

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The allure of ancient Egypt has endured over many centuries and this fascinating book takes you along to all the main sites.

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Overview

The allure of ancient Egypt has endured over many centuries and this fascinating book takes you along to all the main sites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754811879
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 6
Introduction 8
Part 1 Sacred Sites of Ancient Egypt 18
Burial Places 20
The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt 22
The Development of the Pyramid Complex 42
The Pyramids of Giza 62
Memphis and Saqqara 84
The Valley of the Kings 104
Queens, Princes and Officials 124
Religious Centres 144
Temples to the Gods 146
Temples of Hathor 166
Mortuary Temples 184
Temples of Nubia 202
The Delta and Oases 222
Monasteries, Mosques and Synagogues 240
Part 2 Gods, Myths and Religion of Ancient Egypt 260
State Religion 262
Main Cult Centres 264
Gods and Goddesses 266
Myths and their Settings 298
Kingship and the Gods 338
Temples and Priests 350
Akhenaten's Religious Revolution 376
Religion in Life and Death 384
Burial Sites 386
Funerary Religion 388
Tombs 420
Popular Religion 438
Mythologizing Ancient Egypt 486
Glossary 496
Museums with Egyptian Collections 498
Picture Acknowledgements 500
Index 502
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2005

    Great Book!

    It is a great book. i like the pictures, very detailed. Gives a reader a journey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2003

    A wonderful Book on the land of the Pharaohs!

    This book gives you breathtaking pictures of Egypt and gives you everything you want to know on these anicent people. A must have.

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