Art and Culture of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt is one of the oldest and most fascinating cultures that young adults study. This book covers the major aspects of this ancient civilization including daily life, rulers, entertainment, art, science and trade, and writing and literature. Religious beliefs and practices, such as the belief in gods and goddesses, the importance of death and the afterlife, and pyramid building are also discussed. Attractive images of artifacts, art, and sketches illuminate each topic.
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