The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Amber Books Limited, 2006 - Egypt - 512 pages
Illustrated with more than 1,500 photographs and specially commissioned illustrations, this book is a celebration of the wonders of ancient Egypt, from the mask of Tutankhamun to the Valley of the Kings and the great pyramids of Giza, and from tomb hieroglyphs to golden treasures decorated with ankhs and scarabs.

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Contents

CHRONOLOGY
9
The Thinite Period
24
Khufu Builder of The Great Pyramid
33
Herakleopolis Magna
40
Fortresses in the South
47
Senusret III
54
Of Workmen and Tomb Robbers
66
Akhenatens Religious Reforms
79
The Temples of Abu Simbel
316
The Temple of Khons in Karnak
324
The Fayum Portraits
334
EVERYDAY LIFE
341
Educating the Children
347
Ancient Egyptian Houses
354
Egyptian Society
362
The Role of Women
370

The Battle of Qadesh
86
Libyans on the Throne
92
Cleopatra the Last Queen
99
Rahotep and Nofret
246
The Statue of Kaaper
260
Thebes City of 100 Gates
270
The Settlement of Deir elMedina
278
The Tomb of Nakht
284
The Temple of Luxor
292
The Art of Akhenaten
298
The Tombs of Horemheb
304
The Monuments of Rameses II
310
Cosmetics and Perfumes
378
Goldsmiths and Jewellers
386
Fruits of the Soil
392
CONTENTS
427
WRITING
469
The Egyptian Alphabet
479
Coptic the Script of the Christians
486
Making Papyrus
494
Coffin Texts
502
82
509
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