Ancient EgyptiansBook - 2004
For the ancient Egyptians, life was built around the waters of the Nile River. The farmers set their schedules to the river's seasonal changes. During the times when the Nile flooded its banks, farmers and other workers could work on the many impressive construction projects done in ancient times, such as the pyramids at Giza, that we marvel at today. This book explores ancient Egypt through its social structure. It takes a look at its people and details the duties of a pharaoh, the activities of mummy makers, and much more. It also describes some of the discoveries and writings that have led to our present-day understanding of this fascinating civilization. People of the Ancient World creates portraits of life in ancient civilizations through a look at the inhabitants. Each book focuses on a different culture and the various parts of its society, including farmers, scribes, priests, soldiers, artisans, and rulers. Incorporated throughout each book is a discussion of how we know what we know about the featured civilization. Sidebars highlight important archaeological discoveries and interesting facts. A biographical dictionary introduces readers to important historical figures, and a horizontal time line shows the key events in the evolution of the civilization. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : Franklin Watts, 2004
Branch Call Number: J932 Pe
Characteristics: 112p : photos