The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

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Random House Childrens Books, 1981 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 180 pages
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Long ago, a great civilization thrived along the banks of the Nile River. Ruled by awesome god-kings caled Pharaohs, Egypt was a land of bustling cities, golden palaces, and huge stone monuments. Its people were fun-loving, its nobles elegant, and its gods the most powerful in the world. This astonishing civilization endured for more than 3,000 yeats before it gradually vanished from the face of the earth, its cities crumbling to dust. Eventually, the meanings of its writings were lost, and the story of Egypt's people, its Pharaohs and it's golden days were forgotten.

Over the last two centures, archaeologists' excavations in the Nile Valley have slowly brought to light the story of this once mighty civilization. Beginning with the Rosetta Stone, author Elizabeth Payne examines the discoveries that have helped unlock the incredible secrets of Egypt's first kings.

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Review: The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (World Landmark Books #59)

User Review  - Dayna Smith - Goodreads

Egyptian history is explored in a very readable fashion. From Cheops to Rameses the Second we learn about the life and times of one of the world's oldest civilizations. A fantastic non-fiction read ... Read full review

Review: The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (World Landmark Books #59)

User Review  - Becky Anderson - Goodreads

Great summary of Ancient Egyptian history. HS-level, easy read. Read full review

Contents

The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt
3
The First Egyptians and the Dead Demigods
20
The Good God Pharaoh Cheops
40
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