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Ancient Egypt

Hart, George (Book Plus CD - 2008 )
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New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! A detailed look at life in Egypt - from the pharaoh and his courtiers, through the mystical rites of the priests, to the world of the workers in the fields. Featuring stunning items from the tomb of Tutankhamun and jewelry from the royal palaces, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt shows how Egyptian palaces, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt shows how Egyptian nobles lived. Find out how they prepared for the afterlife and what food, clothes, weapons, and even toys ordinary people enjoyed. See the mummies of priests and kings, fruit that is more than 3,000 years old, the treasures of the pharaohs and the weapons of an Egyptian soldier. Learn why even cats and dogs were mummified, why the pharaohs were buried with boats and statues, why brave Egyptian soldiers had medals in the shape of flies and how the doctors of Egypt healed the sick. Discover what was inside the Great Pyramid at Giza, how Tutankhamun's tomb was found, what games Egyptian children played, what went on in the temples of Ancient Egypt and how hieroglyphics were deciphered. And much, much more!
Authors: Hart, George, 1945-
Title: Ancient Egypt
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2008
Characteristics: 72 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,29 cm.,1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Statement of Responsibility: written by George Hart
Notes: "Discover the Nile valley civilizations--from pharaoh's court to the daily lives of workers"--Cover
CD-ROM contains clip art
Includes index
Contents: Egypt before the pharaohs
On the banks of the Nile
Famous pharaohs
Royal court
Preparing for the tomb
Journey to the afterlife
Great pyramids
Valley of the kings
Gods and goddesses
Magic and medicine
Priests and temples
Sacred rituals
Scribes and scholars
Writing
Weapons of war
- Sailing on the Nile
Buying and selling
Egyptian carpenter
Hunting, fishing, and fowling
Egyptians at home
Food and drink
Song and dance
Toys and games
Fabric to finery
All that glitters
Adorning the body
Animals of the Nile valley
Egypt after the pharaohs
Did you know?
Pharaohs
Find out more
Glossary
Index
Summary: New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! A detailed look at life in Egypt - from the pharaoh and his courtiers, through the mystical rites of the priests, to the world of the workers in the fields. Featuring stunning items from the tomb of Tutankhamun and jewelry from the royal palaces, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt shows how Egyptian palaces, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt shows how Egyptian nobles lived. Find out how they prepared for the afterlife and what food, clothes, weapons, and even toys ordinary people enjoyed. See the mummies of priests and kings, fruit that is more than 3,000 years old, the treasures of the pharaohs and the weapons of an Egyptian soldier. Learn why even cats and dogs were mummified, why the pharaohs were buried with boats and statues, why brave Egyptian soldiers had medals in the shape of flies and how the doctors of Egypt healed the sick. Discover what was inside the Great Pyramid at Giza, how Tutankhamun's tomb was found, what games Egyptian children played, what went on in the temples of Ancient Egypt and how hieroglyphics were deciphered. And much, much more!
Alternate Title: At head of title: Eyewitness
ISBN: 0756637651
9780756637651
Branch Call Number: j 932.01 H325ar 2008
Subject Headings: Egypt Antiquities Juvenile literature Egypt Civilization To 332 B.C. Juvenile literature
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A detailed look at life in Egypt - from the pharaoh and his courtiers, through the mystical rites of the priests, to the world of the workers in the fields. Featuring stunning items from the tomb of Tutankhamun and jewelry from the royal palaces, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt shows how Egyptian nobles... Read More »


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