Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated History

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An expert and fascinating guide to the history, mythology and religion of one of the world's first great civilizations, and a detailed guide to its awe-inspiring temples and tombs, sumptuously illustrated with 750 photographs and images.
A detailed history with fascinating insights and a gorgeous visual reference, this book tours the sacred Egyptian sites, from the
impressive mortuary temples of the pharaohs to those dedicated to the many gods and goddesses.It includes an in-depth examination of the crucial role that religious belief and mythology played during this intriguing period of ancient history.

The allure of ancient Egypt has endured over many centuries - and this authoritative volume offers further intriguing insights. It delves into the tombs, devoting chapters to the most famous burial sites: Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings, where the resting place of the boy-king Tutankhamun was discovered. The book also describes Egypt's temples, religions and myths, from the impressive mortuary temples of the pharaohs, such as Ramesses II, to elaborate funerary rituals, offerings and superstitions.With maps, chronologies and artwork supplementing more than 750 photographs, this book captures the essence of a fascinating epoch.
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Weight 0.000000
Author Oakes, Lorna
Availability IP
Department Art and Architecture
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780754834458
Pages 512
Published 15/03/2018
Publisher Lorenz Books
Section Photography
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