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.
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 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|