The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt Describing the emergence and development of the civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks and Romans, this title details the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, which gave rise to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature.
- Published: 19 February 2004
- Format: Paperback 540 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780192804587 ISBN 10: 0192804588
- Sales rank: 12,469
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt from the stone age to the Roman conquest. The story of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans makes for fascinating reading, with subjects ranging from the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world. An international team of experts in the field address the issues surrounding this distinctive culture, vividly relating the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, exploring colourful personalities, and uncovering surprising facts, such as the revelation that Scotland Yard possesses a print taken from the hand of a mummy. A well-rounded picture of an intriguing civilization emerges.