Empire of Ancient Egypt

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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A great civilization that grew up around the Nile River, ancient Egypt had sophisticated irrigation systems that held back the desert, writing and recordkeeping that tracked every event in the region, and some of the greatest architects and engineers the world has ever seen. This revised edition of Empire of Ancient Egypt sorts through the myths of popular culture and contradictory historical evidence to give a clear, detailed picture of the life and history of the ancient Egyptians. It explains why religion played such an important part in Egyptian politics, who stood atop the Egyptian social pyramid, what games Egyptian children played, and why Egypt eventually succumbed to the Roman Empire. Connections to our modern world include everything from licorice, cosmetics, and the domesticated cat to architecture, farming practices, and baseball.

 

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Good book for history projects of Egypt. You can get a lot of valuable info from reading this book. Easy words, and easy to understand!

Contents

Introduction
7
History
19
Society and Culture
71
Epilogue
131
Time Line
143
Glossary
145
Bibliography
147
Further Resources
150
Picture Credits
154
Index
155
About the Author
160
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About the author (2009)

Wendy Christensen is an award-winning writer and illustrator and a member of the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum.

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