Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Barbara Mertz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061842362

Category: History

Page: 352

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World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions—Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion, and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.
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Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs, A Brief History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Barbara Mertz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849016712

Category: History

Page: 432

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Have you ever wondered what it was like in the Valley of the Kings? To unlock the mysteries of the pyramids? Or sail down the Nile on Cleopatra's Barge? In her fascinating new introduction to the wonders of ancient Egypt expert Barbara Mertz tells the extraordinary history from the first stone age settlements to the age of Cleopatra and the Roman Emperors. It offers not just insights into the glories of the Pharaohs, but also intriguing glimpses of everyday life, folklore and culture.
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Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Author: Margaret Bunson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109970

Category: History

Page: 481

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An A-Z reference providing concise and accessible information on Ancient Egypt from its predynastic cultures to the suicide of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony in the face of the Roman conquest. Annotation. Bunson (an author of reference works) has revised her 1991 reference (which is appropriate for high school and public libraries) to span Egypt's history from the predynastic period to the Roman conquest. The encyclopedia includes entries for people, sites, events, and concepts as well as featuring lengthy entries or inset boxes on major topics such as deities, animals, and the military. A plan and photograph are included for each of the major architectural sites.
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The Pharaoh's Court

Author: Kathryn Hinds

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761421832

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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"Describes the daily life of the upper classes during the New Kingdom period of ancient Egypt, from about 1550 BCE to about 1070 BCE, including the structure of society, the differing roles of men and women, and what it was like to be a child in that era"--Provided by publisher.
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Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife: Eternity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [3 volumes]

Eternity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Author: J. Harold Ellens

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440801843

Category: Religion

Page: 838

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Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all feature ideas about heaven, hell, and afterlife, and these concepts have evolved over time within these religions. This work supplies a detailed and coherent understanding of the broad scope of spiritual thinking in the last 3,000 years within the Abrahamic traditions. • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the entire field of topics and issues related to heaven, hell, and afterlife from the last three millennia of Western history • Presents insights from nearly 50 esteemed scholars regarding the psychological, spiritual, and religious notions about humans in eternity • Treats each subject with sensitivity and appreciation of its significance to those who ascribe to this belief system
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Book Lust to Go

Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617015

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.
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Red Land, Black Land

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Author: Barbara Mertz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062087164

Category: History

Page: 432

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A fascinating, erudite, and witty glimpse of the human side of ancient Egypt—this acclaimed classic work is now revised and updated for a new generation Displaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring eye for fascinating detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit that have made the novels she writes (as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels) perennial New York Times bestsellers, internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz brings a long-buried civilization to vivid life. In Red Land, Black Land, she transports us back thousands of years and immerses us in the sights, aromas, and sounds of day-to-day living in the legendary desert realm that was ancient Egypt. Who were these people whose civilization has inspired myriad films, books, artwork, myths, and dreams, and who built astonishing monuments that still stagger the imagination five thousand years later? What did average Egyptians eat, drink, wear, gossip about, and aspire to? What were their amusements, their beliefs, their attitudes concerning religion, childrearing, nudity, premarital sex? Mertz ushers us into their homes, workplaces, temples, and palaces to give us an intimate view of the everyday worlds of the royal and commoner alike. We observe priests and painters, scribes and pyramid builders, slaves, housewives, and queens—and receive fascinating tips on how to perform tasks essential to ancient Egyptian living, from mummification to making papyrus. An eye-opening and endlessly entertaining companion volume to Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs, Mertz's extraordinary history of ancient Egypt, Red Land, Black Land offers readers a brilliant display of rich description and fascinating edification. It brings us closer than ever before to the people of a great lost culture that was so different from—yet so surprisingly similar to—our own.
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The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472114892

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Mystery and murder from the Sands of Time; This anthology covers two periods in history - the time of 'Ancient Egypt' which stretches from the First Dynasty in 4000 BC to the time of the Roman Empire, and the time of the Discoveries, which covers the Napoleonic and Victorian periods of excavation. The anthology will be a collection of new stories and rare reprints, including contributions from Lynda Robinson, featuring Lord Meren, Lauren Haney and a Lieutenant Bak mystery, plus stories from Gillian Linscott, Kate Ellis, Marilyn Todd, Paul Doherty, Suzanne Franke, Amy Myers, Michael Pearce, Elizabeth Peters and many more. So from the famed Cleopatra to Howard Carter and the Curse of the Pharaohs, here are 25 stories to enthral and enchant devotees of the genre.
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Ancient Egyptians

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756516451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces the world of the ancient Egyptians, exploring how they lived their daily lives, their religion, and how they were ruled.
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