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Temples, tombs, & hieroglyphs : a popular history of ancient Egypt

Author: Barbara Mertz
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed., 1st William Morrow edView all editions and formats
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Archarologist Mertz casts light on a remarkable civilization that, even after thousands of years, still stirs the human imagination and inspires awe with its marvelous mysteries and amazing accomplishments. This chronicle brings ancient Egypt to life as never before, from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions. Illustrated with pictures, maps, photographs, and charts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Mertz
ISBN: 9780061252761 006125276X
OCLC Number: 148888643
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 324 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The two lands --
Geb the Hunter --
The wagon or the mountain --
Troubles with time --
Wearers of the double crown --
Wars of religion? --
2. Houses of eternity --
King Djoser's magician --
Good King Snefru --
The missing Queen --
Children of Re --
3. The good shepherd --
Despair and deliverance --
Binder of the two lands --
4. The fight for freedom --
Invasion --
Liberation --
5. The woman who was king --
Hatshepsut the Queen --
The King of Upper and Lower Egypt --
The Hatshepsut problem --
The other Hatshepsut problem --
6. The conqueror --
7. The power and the glory --
Amenhotep II --
Amenhotep the Magnificent --
8. The great heresy --
9. The broken reed --
Look on my works! --
Ramses II --
Peoples of the sea --
10. The long dying --
Adventures of a man of no consequence --
The quick and the dead --
Tomb robbers and royal mummies --
Mummy musical chairs --
The third intermediate period --
Horsemen from the holy mountain --
Back to the drawing board --
The final humiliation.
Other Titles: Temples, tombs, and hieroglyphs
Responsibility: Barbara Mertz.
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Archarologist Mertz casts light on a remarkable civilization that, even after thousands of years, still stirs the human imagination and inspires awe with its marvelous mysteries and amazing accomplishments. This chronicle brings ancient Egypt to life as never before, from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions. Illustrated with pictures, maps, photographs, and charts, it offers glimpses into Egyptian society and everyday life; stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; religion and culture; folklore and fairy tales; stories of the explorers, scientists, and unmitigated scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and insights into the magnificent architectural wonders that rose up from the desert sands. Revised and updated to include the results of the most recent historical research and archaeological finds, Dr. Mertz's lively writing is unhampered by stuffy prose and dry academic formality.--From publisher description.

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