Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt, Second Edition

Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt, Second Edition

by Barbara Mertz
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Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt, Second Edition by Barbara Mertz

World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization.

Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions—Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion, and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061252778
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Edition description: Second
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 404,355
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Barbara Mertz is a New York Times bestselling author who writes the popular Amelia Peabody mystery series under the pen name Elizabeth Peters and romantic suspense novels as Barbara Michaels. She was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998, she lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt, Second Edition 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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See above Barbara Mertz is the real name of Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters meaning that not only is this book informative but an excellent read
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If u love hieroglyphs u will love this!!!!!!