Ancient Egypt: Its Culture and History (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ancient Egypt Fascinating account of Egypt, predynastic civilization through Ptolemies: social and political structure, daily life, international relations, religion and cult of the dead, arts and crafts, science and medicine, sacred writing. 48 plates.
- Published: 23 June 1986
- Format: Paperback 217 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780486225487 ISBN 10: 0486225488
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Full description for Ancient Egypt
For thirty centuries, before Greece's glory or Rome's grandeur came into being, mankind played out a drama along the banks of the Nile which for sheer splendor, mighty works, and significance to civilization, is unique. The lure of Egyptology is as old as the Pyramids themselves; what is new is the modern work done in the field. Few books make so up-to-date and thorough a survey of what is known, in a form suited for the general reader, as this fine work, first published as recently as 1952, and now with a new introduction for this edition by the author.