The Prehistory of Egypt

The Prehistory of Egypt

This book covers the prehistory of the Nile Valley from Nubia to the Mediterranean, during the period from the earliest hominid settlement, around 700,000 BC, to the beginnings of dynastic Egypt at the end of the fourth millennium BC. The ...

Author: Beatrix Midant-Reynes

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 0631217878

Category: History

Page: 328

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This book covers the prehistory of the Nile Valley from Nubia to the Mediterranean, during the period from the earliest hominid settlement, around 700,000 BC, to the beginnings of dynastic Egypt at the end of the fourth millennium BC. The author explores the prehistoric foundations pf many of the cultural traditions of Pharaonic Egypt. The book focuses primarily on the fifteen millennia from 18,000 to 3,000 BC, when different cultures can be identified and the earliest forms of agriculture traced with some detail. Textile and ceramic production began at the end of the seventh millennium and were deployed with great skill and considerable sophistication by the beginning of the Predynastic Period at around 4,500 BC. By the Early Dynastic Period much that is considered characteristic of Ancient Egypt, such as cosmology and burial rites, was already established tradition. This account of prehistoric Egypt will be welcomed as an outstanding narrative, combining both scholarship and accessibility.
Categories: History

The First Pharaohs

The First Pharaohs

Introduction -- The First Dynasty -- The Second Dynasty -- The Third Dynasty -- Limbo -- Resurrection -- Appendices.

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1649030932

Category: History

Page: 200

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A richly illustrated account of the rulers of the first three dynasties of the ancient Egyptian civilization by renowned Egyptologist Aidan Dodson The five centuries that followed the unification of Egypt around 3100 BC--the first three dynasties--were crucial in the evolution of the Egyptian state. During this time all the key elements of the civilization that would endure for three millennia were put in place, centered on the semidivine king himself. The First Pharaohs: Their Lives and Afterlives looks at what we know about the two-dozen kings (and one queen-regent) who ruled Egypt during this formative era, from the scanty evidence for the events of their reigns, through to their surviving monuments. It also considers how they were remembered under their successors, when some of the earliest kings' names were attributed to allegedly ancient ideas and events, and the ways in which some of their monuments became tourist attractions or were even wholly repurposed. Aidan Dodson recounts how two centuries of modern scholarship have allowed these rulers to emerge from an oblivion so total that some archaeologists had come to doubt their very existence outside the works of ancient chroniclers. Then, within a decade at the end of the nineteenth century, archaeological discoveries revealed a whole series of tombs and other monuments that not only confirmed these rulers' existence, but also showcased the skills of Egyptian craftsmen at the dawn of history.
Categories: History

Abydos

Abydos

Abydos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, the burial place of the first kings of Egypt, and a cult center of Osiris, god of the underworld and judge of the dead.

Author: David O'Connor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500390304

Category: History

Page: 216

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Abydos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, the burial place of the first kings of Egypt, and a cult center of Osiris, god of the underworld and judge of the dead. Past archaeological finds in Abydos include the oldest surviving boats in the world, the earliest indications of writing in Egypt, and a number of temples and tombs, many of which predate the first pyramids at Saqqara.
Categories: History

The Pharaohs

The Pharaohs

The Pharaohs is an illustrated history of the kings who ruled over this extraordinary land, narrating the story of 30 dynasties starting around 3100 BC when the first pharaoh, Menes, unified Upper and Lower Egypt, and ending with the ...

Author: Joyce Tyldesley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529404517

Category: History

Page: 384

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'Concerning Egypt itself, I shall extend my remarks to a great length, because there is no country that possesses so many wonders.' The Greek writer Herodotus wrote these words as long ago as the 5th century BC, and the ancient civilization of Egypt has continued to cast its spell on historians, archaeologists and visitors ever since. Thanks to its geographical isolation, Egypt developed a unique and self-contained culture whose religion, customs, art, architecture and social structures changed little over 3000 years. And its dry climate led to the preservation of a wealth of monuments including ancient cities, pyramids, temples and other sumptuous artefacts. The Pharaohs is an illustrated history of the kings who ruled over this extraordinary land, narrating the story of 30 dynasties starting around 3100 BC when the first pharaoh, Menes, unified Upper and Lower Egypt, and ending with the conquest of Egypt in 332 BC by Alexander the Great. It profiles powerful, and sometimes enigmatic, rulers such as Mentuhotep II, Thutmose III, Amenophis II, Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. The story of these kings includes such seminal events in ancient Egyptian history as the development of the science of writing and the building of the first pyramid at Saqqara during the Archaic Period; the building of the pyramids at Giza by the centralized administration of the Old Kingdom; the expansion of trade with the Levant and Nubia during the Middle Kingdom (the 'classical' phase of pharaonic civilization); the rule of the foreign Hyksos kings and their introduction of technical innovations such as the horse-drawn chariot; the undertaking of grandiose building projects in the Valley of the Kings by the pharaohs of New Kingdom; expansion into Palestine and Syria which led to conflict with the Hittites; the long decline of Egypt during the Late Period, culminating in its invasion and annexation by Persia and its eventual conquest by Alexander the Great.
Categories: History

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

For the first time in its long history, the Nile Valley was united under a single ruler. His name was Menes, and he was the first Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. With Menes, Egyptian history officially begins. Nearly 3,000 years later, ...

Author: Elizabeth Payne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307813992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt’s people, its pharaohs, and its golden days.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Pharaohs Armies

The Pharaohs  Armies

The Valley of the Kings Thutmose I was the first pharaoh to be buried in the Valley of the Kings . The valley is located on the west bank of the Nile River in Egypt . For nearly five hundred years , from the 1600s to 1100s BCE , famous ...

Author: Louise Park

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761444513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"An introduction to the history and lifestyle of the Pharaohs' armies"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Where Pharaohs Dwell

Where Pharaohs Dwell

It would soon mark the beginning of a journey that would take me deep into the greater mysteries of the land of Ur, the Egypt of the Khemitians—those tribes that claimed sovereignty of the Saharan lands well before the first pharaohs ...

Author: Patricia Cori

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583944424

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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In this thought-provoking book, Patricia Cori takes time from her channeled work as the Scribe to the Speakers of the Sirian High Council to focus on her past-life experiences in ancient Egypt. The book begins dramatically with the traumatic recall of a past Egyptian life, when Cori relives a horrifying death by suffocation—from being buried alive. This experience propels her on a journey of exploration into the question of human immortality, leading her back to Egypt where she unravels the origins of the ancient Egyptians’ obsession with the resurrection of the soul.Cori’s discoveries reveal new perspectives on Egyptian mysteries, new timelines as to the beginnings of the civilization, and controversial ideas that link the earliest Egyptian cultures with even earlier civilizations, such as that of Atlantis. As she returns to sites of her former lives, Cori begins to receive messages through which she relives the past-life regression, guiding her to discover secrets of the ancient Egyptians. Finally, she travels beyond the veil of illusions into the “otherworld” of possibilities that lies beyond physical existence. This exciting book weaves strands of science, history, and metaphysics into a shimmering tapestry of personal discovery.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Before the Pharaohs

Before the Pharaohs

After the gods were created, Ra created men and descended to earth in human form to rule Egypt as the first pharaoh. In The Orion Mystery, Robert Bauval sees zep tepi related to a date around 10,000 B.C.E. However, according to Mehler, ...

Author: Edward F. Malkowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591439943

Category: History

Page: 336

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Presents conclusive evidence that ancient Egypt was originally the remnant of an earlier, highly sophisticated civilization • Supports earlier speculations based on myth and esoteric sources with scientific proof from the fields of genetics, engineering, and geology • Provides further proof of the connection between the Mayans and ancient Egyptians • Links the mystery of Cro-Magnon man to the rise and fall of this ancient civilization In the late nineteenth century, French explorer Augustus Le Plongeon, after years of research in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, concluded that the Mayan and Egyptian civilizations were related--as remnants of a once greater and highly sophisticated culture. The discoveries of modern researchers over the last two decades now support this once derided speculation with evidence revealing that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than Egyptologists have claimed, that the pyramids were not tombs but geomechanical power plants, and that the megaliths of the Nabta Playa reveal complex astronomical star maps that existed 4,000 years before conventional historians deemed such knowledge possible. Much of the past support for prehistoric civilization has relied on esoteric traditions and mythic narrative. Using hard scientific evidence from the fields of archaeology, genetics, engineering, and geology, as well as sacred and religious texts, Malkowski shows that these mythic narratives are based on actual events and that a highly sophisticated civilization did once exist prior to those of Egypt and Sumer. Tying its cataclysmic fall to the mysterious disappearance of Cro-Magnon culture, Before the Pharaohs offers a compelling new view of humanity’s past.
Categories: History

Unwrapping the Pharaohs

Unwrapping the Pharaohs

A Amenhotep I was the first pharaoh to recognize that pyramids were not the answer for the preservation of royal mummies . He had his tomb chiseled out of the Valley of the Kings at Luxor . 2 This stela tells how Ahmosis fought against ...

Author: John F. Ashton

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0890514682

Category: History

Page: 218

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Mummies, pyramids, and pharaohs! The culture and civilization of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated people for centuries and some have direct correlation to biblical events.Authors David Down and John Ashton present a groundbreaking new chronology in Unwrapping the Pharaohs that shows how Egyptian Archaeology supports the biblical timeline.Go back in time as famous Egyptians such as the boy-king Tutankhamen, and the beautiful Cleopatra are brought to life in this captivating new look at Egyptian history from a biblical worldview.
Categories: History

Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut

Examines the life and times of the first woman pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

Author: Susanna Thomas

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823935949

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

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Examines the life and times of the first woman pharaoh of ancient Egypt.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction