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Six thousand years in the past historic Egypt used to be the cradle of contemporary civilisation. robust pharaohs outfitted nice towns at the fertile banks of the Nile, and hired hundreds of thousands of labourers to create lavish tombs and temples resembling Thebes and the pyramids of the Giza plateau. the phenomenal attractiveness and scale of old Egypt’s antiquities nonetheless attracts hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to Egypt’s museums and monuments every year. The Encyclopedia of historic Egypt is a party of those wonders, from Tutankhamun’s tomb to Cleopatra’s obelisks, from old papyrus scrolls coated with hieroglyphs to golden amulets within the type of ankhs and scarabs. The e-book additionally uncovers historic Egyptian existence – from the function of girls and the shape of an Egyptian marriage ceremony ceremonial dinner, to the weights, measures and currencies utilized in daily buying and selling – and explores the fashionable archaelogy occurring at the old websites revealing the Egyptians’ artefacts and instruments.

With a mixture of recent, particularly commissioned color illustrations and pictures of Egyptian antiquities and treasures along an in depth heritage of the civilisation to place all of it into context, the realm of the pharaohs is dropped at existence in vibrant element. For intrigued adults or interested little ones alike, The Encyclopedia of old Egypt offers a wealth of data in regards to the riches of the traditional global.

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