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Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated History

By Lorna Oakes

Lorenz Books
Released: 2018-10-02
Hardcover (512 pages)

Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated History
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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 an enduring epoch.

Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

By Geraldine Pinch

Oxford University Press USA
Released: 2004-04-08
Paperback (272 pages)

Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt
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From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth.

Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.

A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2: From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom

By John Romer

Thomas Dunne Books
Released: 2017-03-07
Hardcover (672 pages)

A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2: From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom
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"Another solid work of history from an author and historian who truly grasps the mysteries of ancient Egypt." - Kirkus Reviews

Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. Through extensive research over many decades of work, reveals how the grand narratives of 19th and 20th century Egyptologists have misled us by portraying a culture of cruel monarchs and chronic war. Instead, based in part on discoveries of the past two decades, this extraordinary account shows what we can really learn from the remaining architecture, objects, and writing: a history based on physical reality.

A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present

By Jason Thompson

Thompson, Jason
Released: 2009-12-01
Paperback (432 pages)

A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present
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In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation. 

No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it is rarely presented as a comprehensive panorama because scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras—prehistoric, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern—that are not often studied in relation to one another. In this daringly ambitious project, drawing on the most current scholarship as well as his own research, Thompson makes the case that few if any other countries have as many threads of continuity running through their entire historical experience. With its unprecedented scope and lively and readable style, A History of Egypt offers students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile. 

Ancient Egypt: A Concise Overview of the Egyptian History and Mythology Including the Egyptian Gods, Pyramids, Kings and Queens (Ancient History Book 1)

By Eric Brown

Released: 2018-10-31
Kindle Edition (61 pages)

Ancient Egypt: A Concise Overview of the Egyptian History and Mythology Including the Egyptian Gods, Pyramids, Kings and Queens (Ancient History Book 1)
 
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Explore the History and Mythology of the Egyptian Kingdom!


There are many mysteries of the ancient Egyptian empire and dynasties. Archaeologists and Egyptologists have been studying the artifacts and ruins for centuries, and there is still much left to learn. The body of Cleopatra VII, who was the last ruler of Egypt and is one of the most famed people in history, has never been discovered. Yet, there have been many amazing discoveries, such as the tomb of King Tutankhamun or King Tut, which was discovered fully intact and full of amazing artifacts, engravings, and history.


The Egyptians have a rich history, and the ancient Egyptians were able to develop this in near isolation, meaning they had a truly unique belief system, rulership, and craftsmanship. While influences from Greece and Rome may have affected Egypt later on due to their long history of isolation of developing their social, political, and religious systems, they still stayed much the same and kept the essence of what was most important to them.


While doing this, the ancient Egyptians also used the opportunities of foreigners, such as the Greek settlers, to trade and learn more effective battle practices. Learning to adapt while keeping their traditions close enabled the Egyptians to strengthen their kingdom and keep a hold on their country for thousands of years, until it fell from the Roman invasion.



Through exploring the ancient Egyptian ruins and tombs, we have been able to learn much about their way of life, views of the afterlife, religious beliefs, dynasties, invasions from foreign kingdoms, battle tactics, family, and more...


In this book you will find:



  • How Egypt came to become the first empire

  • The creation myth of Amun-Ra, Osiris, and Set

  • A timeline of the entire reign of the Egyptian dynastic periods, from the Old Kingdom to Roman Egypt

  • The Heliopolitan Ennead and its importance

  • Details on some of the most important gods including Ra, Amun-Ra, Anubis, Bastet, Isis, and Sekhmet

  • Details on the life of some of the most prominent kings including Menes, Cheops, Amenemhet I, Tuthmosis I and III, Akhenaten, Ramesses II and III, and Ptolemy I Soter

  • The lives of some of the most important queens and how they gained power including Khentkawes I, Ahmose-Nefertari, Hatshepsut, Tiye, Nefertiti, and the famed Cleopatra VII

  • How the pyramids and temples were built

  • Busting the myth that the slaves built the pyramids

  • One of the most prominent myths of the afterlife

  • How the water levels of the Nile caused either prosperity or disaster

  • The daily lives of Egyptians, how they farmed, their family dynamic, and hygiene

  • And more...


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Ancient Egypt: A Captivating Guide to Egyptian History, Ancient Pyramids, Temples, Egyptian Mythology, and Pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Cleopatra

By Captivating History

Released: 2018-02-10
Kindle Edition (124 pages)

Ancient Egypt: A Captivating Guide to Egyptian History, Ancient Pyramids, Temples, Egyptian Mythology, and Pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Cleopatra
 
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Explore the Captivating History of Ancient Egypt


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Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating and sophisticated civilizations in the known history. The Ancient Egyptians are remembered by their gods, pyramids, pharaohs, mummification, hieroglyphs, agriculture and much more.

This book reveals the secrets of the captivating world of Ancient Egypt, the intriguing stories of its celebrities, such as the Akhenaten, Ramses the Great, Queen Cleopatra, and the boy-king Tut. You’ll learn about mighty gods and the magical link between the Sun and the people of Egypt, and explore the horrendous burial rituals that warranted a safe path to the afterlife. Find out the secrets of one of the most magnificent societies that ever existed and discover why it still manages to seize the attention of the world.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:


  • Who Were Ancient Egyptians—Their Origins, History, and Geography
  • Who Held the Power: The Social Structure of Ancient Egypt
  • Kings and their Military Power
  • The Magnificent Pharaohs of the New Kingdom and Their Empire
  • The Decay and End of the Egyptian Civilization
  • A Romance, Politics, and Tragedy: The Story of Cleopatra VII
  • The Religion, Mythology, and Rituals of Ancient Egyptians
  • Funerary Beliefs and Rituals: Mummification and Afterlife
  • The Architecture of Ancient Egypt: Temples and Pyramids
  • And much more!

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A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

By John Romer

Thomas Dunne Books
Released: 2013-08-20
Hardcover (512 pages)

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The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past. Fans of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and history buffs will be captivated by this re-telling of Egyptian history, written by one of the top Egyptologists in the world.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

By Toby A. H. Wilkinson

Random House
Released: 2011-03-15
Kindle Edition (656 pages)

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
 
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums.”—Los Angeles Times
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly
 
In this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes us inside a tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the legendary leaders: Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline. Filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, bold spectacle, unforgettable characters, and sweeping history.
 
“With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve. . . . [He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt.”—The New York Times

A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest

By James Henry Breasted

Calathus Publishing
Released: 2017-02-07
Kindle Edition (291 pages)

A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest
 
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“Considered by Egyptologists as one of the best introductions to their subject ever written.” World Archaeology



James Henry Breasted, in this magnificent work on Ancient Egypt, takes the reader from the earliest days when the Egyptian state had barely formed through to its eventual demise and collapse at the hands of the Persians.

He explains why Egypt was able to develop so rapidly and form such a sophisticated socio-political system.

As a pioneer Egyptologist, Breasted draws upon a wide variety of sources to create this history of Ancient Egypt, from archaeology to ancient historians and translated hieroglyphics.

Through the course of the book he uncovers early Egyptian religious beliefs, the development of the pyramids, the different dynasties that ruled, as well as many other fascinating subjects.

A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest is the authoritative history of Egypt and is essential reading for anyone interesting in learning more about this famous civilization.

“Those who wish to obtain a general view of the history of Egypt, from the beginnings to the Persian invasion, written by a scholar steeped in knowledge of the texts, may turn to Professor Breasted’s History of Egypt, the fullest as well as most vivid and interesting that has ever been written.” The English Historical Review

“The foremost communicator of Egyptology to general audiences.” History Today

James Henry Breasted was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist and historian. A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest was his first book, published in 1905. That year he was also promoted to become a professor in Egyptology and Oriental History. In 1919 he founded the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. He died in 1935.


 
 
 

 
 
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