Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
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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14th century B.C.E. ABYDOS AHMOSE AKHENATEN ALEXANDRIA AMARNA Amenemhet AMENHOTEP AMENHOTEP III Amun ancient Egypt ancient Egyptian ASWAN buried called campaigns cataract complex consort court cult cultic dating daughter death deceased DEIR EL-BAHRI deity Delta depicted discovered divine Dynasty He served Eighteenth Dynasty eras erected FAIYUM funerary GIZA GOD’S goddess gods Greek HATHOR heir HELIOPOLIS Hittites honored Horus Hyksos III’s KAMOSE KARNAK KHUFU king Kingdom Period Libyan Lower Egypt mastaba MEMPHIS Middle Kingdom military Montuhotep MORTUARY RITUALS mother mummy necropolis Nile Valley Nineteenth Dynasty nome NUBIA NUBIA modern Sudan official Old Kingdom OSIRIS OSORKON papyrus PEPI Persian pharaoh Predynastic Prince PTAH Ptolemaic Period Ptolemaic Period 304–30 Ptolemy pyramid Queen Ramesses RAMESSES II region reliefs Royal woman ruler SAQQARA SENWOSRET Seti SHOSHENQ shrine Sixth Dynasty statue stela stone symbol TA’O temple Theban Thebes throne tomb Tuthmosis TUTHMOSIS III Twelfth Dynasty Upper Egypt vizier WADI western shore