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An introduction to ancient Egypt

Author: T G H James; British Museum. Department of Egyptian Antiquities.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1990]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here in a single volume is a concise, lucid, and authoritative introduction to one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. Written by the former Keeper and the staff of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, it provides an invaluable guide to the culture, history, and achievements of a people whose attraction remains undiminished even after five thousand years. - Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T G H James; British Museum. Department of Egyptian Antiquities.
ISBN: 0064301966 9780064301961
OCLC Number: 21131292
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain as: A general introductory guide to the Egyptian collections in the British Museum / by the Dept. of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum. Revised in 1979 and published as: An introduction to ancient Egypt.
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Description: 287 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The land of Egypt and its natural resources --
An outline of ancient Egyptian history --
Language, decipherment, and writing materials --
Egyptian literary and other writings --
Religious beliefs --
List of principal gods --
Funerary beliefs and customs --
Arts and crafts --
Roman and Christian Egypt and the Kingdom of Meroe --
List of the principal kings of Egypt --
Names of the principal kings of Egypt, including the Roman emperors --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: T.G.H. James.

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Here in a single volume is a concise, lucid, and authoritative introduction to one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. Written by the former Keeper and the staff of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, it provides an invaluable guide to the culture, history, and achievements of a people whose attraction remains undiminished even after five thousand years. - Back cover.

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