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The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

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For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt’s people, its pharaohs, and its golden days.

Discusses the life and history of ancient Egypt from earliest times ...

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Overview

For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt’s people, its pharaohs, and its golden days.

Discusses the life and history of ancient Egypt from earliest times through the reign of Ramses II, as it has been pieced together from the work of archaeologists.

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Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
"At a time when the ancestors of Western man still lived as semi-savages in the dense forests of England and Europe, a great civilization...existed along the banks of the River Nile." Payne's book chronicles this civilization, with a special focus on the monarchs whose power lay at its heart, and the archeological research that helped reveal their story. Champollion's decoding of the Rosetta Stone is here. So are narratives about the rise and fall of individual pharaohs, and of the dynasties. Some thirty years after its first publication, the message Payne leaves us here is still valid-after all, they're still finding treasures buried beneath Egypt's hot sands, and we're still learning about that ancient civilization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394846996
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/1981
  • Series: Landmark Books Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 172,135
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 7.58 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt 3
The First Egyptians and the Dead Demigods 20
"The Good God"-Pharaoh Cheops 40
"I Show Thee a Land Topsy-Turvy..." 64
"His Majesty, Herself"-Queen Hatshepsut 80
The Smiter of the Asiatics-Pharaoh Thutmose the Third 97
The Criminal of Akhetaton-Pharaoh Akhnaton 119
The Beginning of the End-Pharaoh Rameses the Second 153
Photograph Credits 173
Index 175
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  • Posted April 1, 2010

    great resource for studying ancient Egypt

    A few years ago we visited Chicago during "Tut Mania" when the King Tutankhamon exhibit was at the Field Museum and all the other museums also had exhibits related to ancient Egypt. I found a couple of books on the general subject, Who Was King Tut? by Robert Edwards (a "Who Was..." biography from Grosset and Dunlap) and this Landmark Book entitled The Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt. We have read several other Landmark Books, mostly about American history, and have found them excellent. The book begins with the rediscovery of Ancient Egypt from A. D. 1789 to 1822 with the finding of the Rosetta Stone, and then goes back to tell the story of Egypt from its beginning, through the times of Cheops, the Hyksos, Hatshepsut, Thutmose, Akhnaton and Tutankhamon, and Rameses the Second, with concluding remarks about the history of Egypt since then.
    The oldest dates are from 25,000 to 10,000 BC, which are longer than most Biblical based chronologies, but many Bible-believing scientists believe they are within the range of possibility. There is a little evolutionary theory about the development of civilization in the second chapter, but besides this, the description of what has been deduced about life and times in ancient Egypt under the Pharaohs is fascinating. There is one major factual discrepancy that I noticed, and it may just be due to the fact that no one knows for sure, but Who Was King Tut? says, "Who were his parents? Even that is not known for sure. His father was most probably Pharaoh Amenhotep IV" (who changed his name to Akhenaten), whereas The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt refers to "Akhnaton's half-brother, a little boy of about six named Tutankhaton" (whose name was changed to Tutankhamon). Perhaps some mysteries of ancient Egypt remain unsolvable.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Free sample

    The free sample talks about napolean. How does that relate to pharohs

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    the best of the pharaohs

    The Pharaohs in this book are unbelevible their very beautiful. This book explains the every need of the pharaohs from a-z!! So you have to read this book or at least take a look at it!! Please read says, Rachel

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2001

    Wonderful!!!

    I read this book and it is great! It portrays the important parts of famous pharaohs in a story like manner. Read it!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Dddcc

    This is about king tut a should read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    pretty good

    Over all it was pretty good it definetly went back to ancient egypt. I had to write a paper on egypt and this book helped a lot. It does have some things that should have not been put in but oh well i ant the author i would recommend it worth the money if your interested in egypt or u need important things on the subject u couldnt get a library get this BOOk !!!!!!!!!!:)

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