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Books with title The Ancient Egyptians

  • The Art of Ancient Egypt

    Gay Robins

    Paperback (Harvard University Press, Sept. 15, 2008)
    From the awesome grandeur of the Great Pyramids to the delicacy of a face etched on an amulet, the spellbinding power of ancient Egyptian art persists to this day. Spanning three thousand years, this beautifully illustrated history offers a thorough and delightfully readable introduction to the artwork even as it provides insight into questions that have long engaged experts and amateurs alike. In its scope, its detail, and its eloquent reproduction of over 250 objects, Gay Robins’s classic book is without parallel as a guide to the art of ancient Egypt. And her eagerly awaited new edition includes many new color photographs and a fully revised and updated bibliography.
  • The Ancient Egyptians

    Jane Shuter

    Paperback (Heinemann, Sept. 13, 2006)
    How did the people of Ancient Egypt live? What was their social, economic, political, and cultural life like? How did their values and attitudes help shape our world. This title answers these questions and more with informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show readers what life was like in ancient civilizations.
  • The Ancient Egyptians

    Professor of Latin David West

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Publishing, Aug. 15, 2016)
    Fascination with ancient Egypt hasnt diminished even though 2,000 years have passed since Cleopatras tragic concluding reign. The amazing and vibrant Egyptians were intelligent enough to build the pyramids, dedicated to their gods enough to mummify bodies, and skilled enough to leave behind the precious artifacts and artwork that tell us of their legacy. In this striking volume, readers are transported to ancient Egypt through accessible text and gorgeous artwork. Essential topics such as family life, religion, political structure, and economy, in combination with photographs of actual Egyptian artifacts, make this book a must-read for any young historian.
  • The Ancient Egyptians

    Jessica Cohn

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library, Aug. 1, 2012)
    The wonders left behind by the ancient Egyptians are some of the most astounding artifacts in the world. People travel thousands of miles for a glimpse of Egypts Great Sphinx and the pyramids and they flock to nearby museums to see mummies and burial masks. Readers are transported back to the distant past without leaving their seats as they learn about many fascinating features of ancient Egyptian culture. Each chapter includes a simple craft relating to the discussion. Reed boats, scarab necklaces, and miniature pyramids are just some of the projects that can be completed with a few simple materials. These fun step-by-step activities will provide readers with a tangible link to some of the most essential concepts of Egyptian history.
  • Meet The Ancient Egyptians

    James Davies

    Hardcover (Templar Publishing, )
    There's so much to digest when it comes to History - how do you know where to begin These incredible short introductions are just the thing for readers who are beginning to explore ancient history. Get to know the basics on Ancient Egypt from gods and worship to mummification, with easy-to-digest, humorous text that is reminiscent of the best-selling Horrible Histories series. James Davies' stunning artwork and infographics provide a fresh nonfiction approach that is sure to captivate young readers.
  • The Ancient Egyptians

    Lila Perl

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, March 1, 2005)
    Looks at the civilization of ancient Egypt, discussing aspects of daily life for different social classes and reviewing the contributions made to later civilizations.
  • The Ancient Egyptian World

    Eric H. Cline, Jill Rubalcaba

    Hardcover (Oxford University Press, May 12, 2005)
    Taking readers back 4,000 years, to the fertile land around the Nile River, The Ancient Egyptian World tells the stories of the kings, queens, pharaohs, gods, tomb builders, and ordinary citizens who lived there. Using papyri, scarabs, tomb inscriptions, mummies, and a rich variety of other primary sources, Eric H. Cline and Jill Rubalcaba uncover the fascinating history of ancient Egypt. Scarabs, which scholars call "imperial news bulletins," record important moments in a pharaoh's reign. The Edwin Smith Papyrus details the injuries sustained by the builders of the great pyramids, and the remedies used to treat them. For a worker who has had a stone fall on his head, it suggests: "bind it with fresh meat . . . and treat afterward with grease, honey and lint." A complex recipe for a top-of-the-line mummy describes a process that could take 70 days and involved drawing the brain out through the nose with a crooked piece of iron. These primary sources also tell the stories of the people of ancient Egypt: Pepi II, the six-year-old boy king who commanded armies; Ramesses II, whose mortuary temple boasts of his expertise in battle against the Hittites; Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman to rule Egypt as pharaoh; and Cleopatra, who courted Roman statesman Mark Antony as part of her quest to extend the Egyptian empire. The Ancient Egyptian World honors the history of a civilization whose monuments and tombs still capture the imagination of the world thousands of years later.
  • The Ancient Egyptians

    Imogen Greenberg, Isabel Greenberg

    Hardcover (Frances Lincoln Children's Books, April 7, 2016)
    The first in a series on key historical periods, launching with the Romans and Ancient Egyptians and followed by the Vikings and Ancient Greeks. Each spread explores a different theme or topic specific to Ancient Egyptian culture, such as pharoahs, mummies, pyramids, gods, the Nile, hieroglyphs and a timeline. Illustrated by graphic novelist Isabel Greenberg and researched by her sister, Imogen Greenberg, this series of books are presented as comic strips which offer a fresh and accessible entry point to core educational topics for children 8+.
  • The Ancient Egyptians

    Lila Perl

    Library Binding (Franklin Watts, Nov. 30, 2004)
    Looks at the civilization of ancient Egypt, discussing aspects of daily life for different social classes and reviewing the contributions made to later civilizations.
  • Ancient Egypt

    Heather Adamson

    eBook (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    Delve into fascinating time periods! This series allows readers to explore different times and places in history from different perspectives. The narrative format, suspenseful action, and path navigation keep readers reading!
  • The Ancient Egyptians For Dummies®

    Charlotte Booth

    eBook (For Dummies, Sept. 6, 2007)
    Unravel the history behind of one of the most fascinating ancient civilisations with this engaging, entertaining and educational guide to the ancient Egyptians. With a complete rundown of ancient Egyptian history and culture alongside insights in to the everyday lives of the Egyptians, you’ll discover how they kept themselves entertained, the gory details of mummification, the amazing creation of the pyramids, the deciphering of hieroglyphs and much more.
  • Ancient Egypt

    Ken Jennings, Mike Lowery

    Paperback (Little Simon, Sept. 15, 2015)
    Travel back in time to the age of the pyramids with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! winner and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.With this book about ancient Egypt, you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with awesome ancient facts: Did you know that some Egyptians used to shave their eyebrows whenever a cat died? Or that some people worshiped a god of lettuce? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time.