Egypt: the world of the pharaohs

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Könemann, Jun 30, 1998 - Architecture - 538 pages
The civilization of ancient Egypt continues to cast its spell across the millenia. This is undoubtedly due to the astonishing architectural, artistic, and technological achievements of that culture, as well as its advanced system of writing and the quality of its literature.

An international team of scholars has come together for this book in order to present the extraordinary high legacy of ancient Egypt in all of it's many aspects. The chronological span is from prehistoric times to the Greco-Roman period. Besides the great achievements in architecture, sculpture, and painting, the authors cover many individual topics relating to the state, society, and religion.

More than 800 photographs, maps, and diagrams give visual immediacy to the highly informative text, bringing that vanished world in all its complexity vividly to life.

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This is one hefty hardback tome (not recommended for the beach or taking on holiday), a 'coffee-table' type book and is totally packed with everything you wish to know about this fascinating subject. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
Prehistory The Political History of the Eighteenth to Twentieth
143
Old Kingdom
249

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