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Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Revised Edition) (Rev 00 Edition)by John Baines
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With digitized, redesigned maps and thoroughly updated text, this long-awaited revision brings ancient Egyptian culture to life. From the temples of Abu Simbel in lower Nubia to the ruins of Tunis in the delta, here is a vivid portrait of the fascinating civilizations which have flourished along the Nile for 6,000 years. Written by two distinguished Egyptologists, the book is divided into three sections:
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This cultural atlas has 36 maps, but also 500 colorful diagrams, photographs, and explanatory text organized into three major parts. Part one addresses, among other subjects, the geography, study, historical background, kings, art and architecture, and the tomb stelae of Ancient Egypt. Part two's journey down the Nile stops at some 90 sites where significant discoveries have been made or spectacular monuments stand. Part three focuses on the cultural life of ancient Egypt: everyday life, women and men, the army, burial customs, art, and writing. Opening the volume is a chronological grid comparing Egyptian civilization with Syria/Palestine, Mesopotamia/Iran, the Aegean, and Anatolia. Oversize: 9x11.5<">
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Written by two distinguished Egyptologists, the book covers art, architecture, monuments, society, daily life, hieroglyphics, and the pyramids.
Covers the cultural setting of Ancient Egypt, sites along the Nile River, and daily life of Egyptian society, and explains its geography, art, and architecture through maps and illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-233) and index.
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