Temples, tombs, and hieroglyphs: a popular history of ancient Egypt

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Dodd, Mead, Aug 1, 1978 - History - 335 pages
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An introduction to the history, culture, and civilization of ancient Egypt, from the fifth millenium B.C. to the fourth century B.C., also includes explanations of archaeological methods and discoveries

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User Review  - JDHomrighausen - LibraryThing

Though I had heard of Elizabeth Peters the mystery writer, I never knew that Peters was only the pen name for a woman whose first vocation was as an academic Egyptologist. In fact, this was her first ... Read full review

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User Review  - librisalexandria - LibraryThing

If you don't know anything about ancient Egypt, this is the first book to read on the subject. It made me fall in love with Egyptology. Ms. Mertz guides the reader through this civilization's 3,000 ... Read full review


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Barbara Mertz is a "New York Times" bestselling author who writes the popular Amelia Peabody mystery series under the pen name Elizabeth Peters and romantic suspense novels as Barbara Michaels. She was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998, she lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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