Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs
World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization.
Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions—Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion, and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.
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Review: Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient EgyptUser Review - Michael Tapp - Goodreads
After I stumbled upon an ancient Egypt exhibit in a museum I wanted to find out more about the belief system behind the culture that produced such extravagant burial rituals. After doing a bunch of ... Read full review
Review: Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient EgyptUser Review - Annie - Goodreads
If you're interested in studying Ancient Egypt, this is a good place to start. The writing is accessible and, at times, amusing. She covers a lot of ground but manages to keep the book at a manageable ... Read full review
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Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
Limited preview - 2007