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Ancient Egypt
The Basics

ISBN 9781138641518
Published August 2, 2016 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Ancient Egypt: The Basics offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history, archaeology and influence of this fascinating civilization. Coverage includes:

  • A survey of Egyptian history from its earliest origins to the coming of Islam
  • Life and death in ancient Egypt
  • Key archaeological discoveries and important characters
  • Egypt’s impact and reception through to the modern day

Lively and engaging, this is an indispensable resource for anyone beginning their studies of Egyptian history, culture and archaeology, and a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the country’s long and captivating past.

Table of Contents

1. Ancient Egypt: the loss and rediscovery of a civilization

2. Life and death in Ancient Egypt

3. Ancient Egypt: the earlier years

4. The age of empire and beyond

5. Some big discoveries

6. Influences and effects

7. Exploring Egypt today

Appendix: Sources for further exploration

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“An entertaining and informative introduction to the ancient land of the pharaohs, written with great enthusiasm and humour. New Egyptologists – start here!” - Joyce Tyldesley, The Manchester Museum, UK

“Intrinsically appealing and engrossing, Ryan uses his extensive background in archaeology and Egyptology, along with a refreshing dose of humour, to take readers on an amazing journey through more than 3000 years of Ancient Egyptian history. This must-read book should find its way into every Egyptophile’s reading list, and those who have it will not be able to put it down.” - Monica Bontty, University of Louisiana, USA

" an introductory guide for beginners or handy reference for those wishing to put their specialist knowledge into context, this is an essential volume to have on your bookshelf!" - Ancient Egypt magazine