The Story of Egypt

The Civilization That Shaped the World

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681771342

Category: History

Page: 496

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The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories--an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt--charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context to which we can all relate.Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations: new evidence shows that women became pharaohs on at least ten occasions; that the ancient Egyptians built the first Suez Canal and then circumnavigated Africa. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his grey hair to how we know that Montuhotep's chief wife bit her nails, Dr. Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681772035

Category: History

Page: 496

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The story of the world's greatest civilization—spanning 4,000 years of history—full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization—spanning 4,000 years of history—full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories—an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt—charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context to which we can all relate. Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations: new evidence shows that women became pharaohs on at least ten occasions; that the ancient Egyptians built the first Suez Canal and then circumnavigated Africa. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his grey hair to how we know that Montuhotep's chief wife bit her nails, Dr. Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

The Story of Egypt

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 144478515X

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 4752

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The story of the world's greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, artisans and pioneers. Now Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete Story of Egypt - charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can all relate to. Joann Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations, from Egypt's oldest art to the beginnings of mummification almost two thousand years earlier than previously believed. She also looks at the women who became pharaohs on at least 10 occasions, and the evidence that the Egyptians built the first Suez Canal, circumnavigated Africa and won victories at the original Olympic games. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his greying hair to how we know Montuhotep's wife bit her nails and the farmer Baki liked eating in bed, Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

The Story of Egypt

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9781444785180

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 3627

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The story of the world's greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, artisans and pioneers. Now Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete Story of Egypt - charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can all relate to. Joann Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations, from Egypt's oldest art to the beginnings of mummification almost two thousand years earlier than previously believed. She also looks at the women who became pharaohs on at least 10 occasions, and the evidence that the Egyptians built the first Suez Canal, circumnavigated Africa and won victories at the original Olympic games. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his greying hair to how we know Montuhotep's wife bit her nails and the farmer Baki liked eating in bed, Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408810026

Category: History

Page: 672

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A brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated general history of ancient Egypt, from the builders of the first pyramids to Cleopatra

A History of Ancient Egypt

From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

Author: John Romer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250030102

Category: History

Page: 512

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The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past. Fans of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and history buffs will be captivated by this re-telling of Egyptian history, written by one of the top Egyptologists in the world.

Stories from Ancient Egypt

Author: Tyldesley Joyce,Joyce A. Tyldesley,Julian Heath

Publisher: Rutherford PressLtd

ISBN: 9780954762216

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

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This book is a retelling of Egyptian stories for children (ages 6-11 depending on reading skill) with question and answer sections, a hieroglyphic alphabet and original black and white line drawings by Julian Heath. It is the children's version of Tales from Ancient Egypt, also published by Rutherford Press Ltd.

Omm Sety's Egypt

A Story of Ancient Mysteries, Secret Lives, and the Lost History of the Pharaohs

Author: Hanny El Zeini,Catherine Dees

Publisher: St Lynns Press

ISBN: 9780976763130

Category: History

Page: 303

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Revelations in Egyptology, based on the diaries of Dorothy Eady, better known as Omm Sety.

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Author: Elizabeth Payne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307813991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lions and Souls

The Story of St. Mary of Egypt

Author: John Loranger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503589382

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Siren and saint, hedonist and penitent, Mary of Egypt was a woman of extremes. A runaway at the age of twelve, she ventured to Alexandria to begin a life of reckless promiscuity. But a pilgrimage to Jerusalem brought about an inward change that drew the adult Mary into wilderness and solitude. From the monasteries of fifth-century Palestine to medieval Europe, the fame of this Desert Mother gradually spread—by both the written and the spoken word, and through visual art. Lions and Souls is a work of fiction based on ancient accounts of Mary’s life. Retold for twenty-first-century readers, an enigmatic figure from a remote past is revealed to be surprisingly familiar and relevant.

Early Times

The Story of Ancient Egypt

Author: Suzanne Art

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938026546

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Soaring limestone-faced pyramids and pillared temples, picture-writing and magical amulets, animal-faced deities and painted mummy cases--ancient Egypt was as colorful as it was mysterious. It was also a major political power. Meet the priests, scribes and artists who enriched the culture, the peasants who labored by the Nile to support the population, and the pharaohs who kept the nation strong. Now in COLOR!

Egyptian Mythology

A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195170245

Category: History

Page: 257

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From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.

Historical Deception

The Untold Story of Ancient Egypt

Author: Moustafa Gadalla

Publisher: Tehuti Research Foundation

ISBN: 096525092X

Category: History

Page: 351

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This book reveals the ingrained prejudices against ancient Egypt, from both the religious groups, who deny that Egypt is the source of their creed, and western rationalists, who deny the existence of science and philosophy prior to the Greeks. The book contains 47 chapters, with many interesting topics, such as the Egyptian medical knowledge about determining the sex of the unborn, and much, much more.

The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems, 1940-1640 BC

Author: R. B. Parkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839664

Category: Poetry

Page: 298

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"This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.). Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography, the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. His adventures bring wealth and happiness, but his failure to find meaningful life abroad is only redeemed by the new king's sympathy, and he finally returns to the security of his homeland. Other works from the Middle Kingdom include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom which is bitterly spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid."--BOOK JACKET.

Tales of Ancient Egypt

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147519179

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Originally published: London: Bodley Head, 1967.

The Book of the Dead

The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum

Author: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486218663

Category: History

Page: 377

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Sheds light upon ancient Egyptian burial customs and beliefs pertaining to life after death

The Wisdom of the Egyptians

The Story of the Egyptians, the Religion of the Ancient Egyptians, the Ptah-Hotep and the Ke'gemini, the Book of the Dead, the Wisdom of Hermes Trismegistus, Egyptian Magic, the Book of Thoth

Author: Brian Brown

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616404388

Category: History

Page: 322

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The Wisdom of the Egyptians, edited and with an Introduction by BRIAN BROWN, is a comprehensive guide to Egyptian culture, history, religion, and literature. Included in this fascinating tome is the origin of the Egyptians and the history of their monarchy, an overview of Egyptian myths and legends, information on the famous Egyptian "Book of the Dead" and the Ptah-Hotep and Ke'Gemini (the oldest books in the world), and the background of Egyptian occultism, magic, and gods. This book is an engaging read for any student or fanatic of Egyptian culture.