Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Civilizations

Egypt ; Land and Lives of the Pharaohs Revealed

Book - 2005
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Ancient Egypt has fascinated us for centuries, and most people have heard of Cleopatra, Tutankhamen, Isis, the Valley of the Kings and the Sphinx. Egypt explores every facet of this stunning civilization, from art, architecture, history and mythology to geography, society, history and culture. Written by an international team of experts, this definitive illustrated volume takes the reader on a journey into the past, bringing to life the peasants, priests and pharaohs. Rich descriptions imbued with authoritative information paint a colourful picture of ancient life by the Nile. The building of the pyramids, funeral rites, the annual flood, ceremonies to appease the gods and goddesses, the rise and fall of dynasties-these are just a few of the incidents that shaped ancient Egypt. Egypt also delves into the daily lives of the people: discover the religious beliefs, festivals, occupations, household duties, clothing manufacture, plant cultivation and food preparation of the average ancient Egyptian.Illustrated with over 1,200 images, including colour photographs, lithographs, sculptures, tomb paintings, artifacts, computer-generated reconstructions, maps and timelines, Egypt is sure to become a treasured browsing and reference companion. The CD-ROM includes a pyramid walk-through.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Raincoast : 2005
ISBN: 9781551928791
Branch Call Number: 932 An22b
Characteristics: 503p illus + CD-ROM
Additional Contributors: Bolliger, Belinda, ed


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