The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

by Elizabeth Payne


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394846996
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/28/1981
Series: Landmark Books Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 198,177
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Payne was born in Nettleton, Mississippi, and grew up to become a history professor and author. Her books include The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Meet the Pilgrim Fathers, and Meet the North American Indians.

Table of Contents

The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt3
The First Egyptians and the Dead Demigods20
"The Good God"-Pharaoh Cheops40
"I Show Thee a Land Topsy-Turvy..."64
"His Majesty, Herself"-Queen Hatshepsut80
The Smiter of the Asiatics-Pharaoh Thutmose the Third97
The Criminal of Akhetaton-Pharaoh Akhnaton119
The Beginning of the End-Pharaoh Rameses the Second153
Photograph Credits173

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