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Ancient Near East Vol.1 an Anthology (Princeton Studies on the Near East)
Ancient Near East Vol.1 an Anthology (Princeton Studies on the Near East)
by James B Pritchard
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Writings from the cultures of biblical times supplement the Old Testament in documenting the history of the ancient Near East.... (read more)

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
by E A Wallis Budge
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The sacred wisdom of the priests of ancient Egypt and the experiences of the soul after death: one of the most important books in Egyptian history. Includes full hieroglyphic text along with a transliteration of sounds, word-for-word translation, and a... (read more)

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Howard Carter: The Path to Tutankhamun (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
Howard Carter: The Path to Tutankhamun (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
by T G H James
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In November 1922, a momentous discovery - unlike any other before or since - was to change our understanding of the ancient world. Until now, however, the marvelous story of Carter's quest for Tutankhamun and its culmination in his unearthing of the... (read more)

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Splendors of Ancient Egypt
Splendors of Ancient Egypt
by William H Peck
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Ancient gods and goddesses, mythical beasts and Nile Valley creatures, powerful rulers and humble laborers all come to life in this engaging overview of 7,000 years of Egyptian art and life. Clearly written, richly illustrated, and handsomely designed... (read more)

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Ancient Egypt: Its Culture and History
Ancient Egypt: Its Culture and History
by J E Manchip White
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This fascinating account of ancient Egypt presents predynastic civilization through Ptolemies: social and political structure, daily life, international relations, religion and cult of the dead, arts and crafts, science and medicine, sacred writing, and... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
by Toby Wilkinson
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In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama... (read more)

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Akhenaten: King of Egypt
Akhenaten: King of Egypt
by Cyril Aldred
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A biography of the notorious god-king of ancient... (read more)

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Engineering the Pyramids
Engineering the Pyramids
by R H G Parry
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In Engineering the Pyramids, author Dick Parry - a civil engineer - assesses the design of the pyramids and the likely methods of quarrying, transporting and raising the stones. Basing his ideas on both the archaeological record and the basic principles... (read more)

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Gods of the Egyptians Volume 2
Gods of the Egyptians Volume 2
by E A Wallis Budge
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Volume 2 of a two-volume set by one of the foremost Egyptologists contains 20 chapters including Amen, and Amen-Ra, and the Triad of Thebes; Hapi, the God of the Nile; The Triad of Elephantine; Osiris; Isis; miscellaneous gods of the winds, senses... (read more)

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Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs: How to Read the Secret Language of the Pharaohs
Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs: How to Read the Secret Language of the Pharaohs
by Bridget Mcdermott
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For beginners and Egyptologists alike, reading hieroglyphs provides fascinating insights into the land and lore of the pyramids. Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the only fully illustrated, easy-to-use guide to the meaning and mystery behind this ancient... (read more)

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Imagining Egypt (07 Edition)
Imagining Egypt (07 Edition)
by Mark Millmore
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Explore the history and culture of ancient Egypt in a brand-new way with this unique book sure to appeal to adults and young people alike. The ancient Egyptians thrived over a 3,000-year period and are considered to have been one of the most... (read more)

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Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt
Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt
by Lionel Casson
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Originally published in 1975 as "The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt", this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.... (read more)

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Valley of the Golden Mummies
Valley of the Golden Mummies
by Zahi A Hawass
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Hailed as the most sensational find since King Tut's tomb, the story of how hundreds of 2,000-year-old mummies were found in the Egyptian desert in near pristine condition, many with gold masks on. Photos and line drawings.... (read more)

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The Secrets of Tomb 10a
The Secrets of Tomb 10a
by Rita Freed
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In 1915, a team of American archaeologists in Bersha, Egypt, blasted through solid rock to reach a tomb later to be designated as 10A. Inside this tomb they found a mummy, an exquisitely-painted coffin and arguably the largest assemblage of burial... (read more)

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Literature of Ancient Egypt an Anthology
Literature of Ancient Egypt an Anthology
by William Kel Simpson
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The latest edition of this highly praised anthology of ancient Egyptian literature offers fresh translations of all the texts as well as some twenty-five new entries, including writings from the late literature of the Demotic period at the end of... (read more)

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The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Crack the Hieroglyph Code
The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Crack the Hieroglyph Code
by Lesley Adkins
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When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops were astonished to find countless ruins covered with hieroglyphs -- remnants of a language lost in time. Egyptomania spread throughout Europe with their return, and the quest to decipher the hieroglyphs... (read more)

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The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
by Ian Shaw
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"Easily the best single-volume general reference work on ancient Egypt in recent years--nothing on the market can compare to this book. The authors' revision makes this useful book even better."--T. G. Wilfong, University of... (read more)

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The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs
The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs
by Lesley Adkins
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When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops and scientists were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs, and statues, all covered with strange markings-the last remnants of a language lost in time.  After the Rosetta Stone was uncovered... (read more)

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The Egyptians
The Egyptians
by Sergio Donadoni
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The Egyptians is a vibrant, accessible introduction to the people who lived along the Nile for almost thirty-five centuries. In this collection of essays, eleven internationally renowned Egyptologists present studies of ancient Egyptians arranged by... (read more)

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The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller
The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller
by James Patterson
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A secret buried for centuries Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most... (read more)

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