For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was home to the greatest civilization on earth.
Illustrated with more than 1,500 photographs and specially commissioned illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt is a celebration of the wonders of ancient Egypt, from the mask of Tutankhamun to the Valley of the Kings and the great pyramids of Giza, and from tomb hieroglyphs to golden treasures decorated with ankhs and scarabs. Exploring the history, religion, literature, and art of the ancient Egyptians, as well as the day-to-day experience of ordinary citizens such as pyramid builders, scribes, and craftsmen, this book brings to life the world of the pharaohs in vivid detail, providing a wealth of information about this fascinating and mysterious culture.
Over de auteur:
Helen Strudwick works at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge since 2001. She originally studied archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean at Liverpool, but rapidly specialised in Egyptology. She has been field director of the Cambridge Theban Tombs project since 1994. Working with Head of Conservation Julie Dawson she curated a major exhibition on ancient Egyptian coffins, focussing on the development of coffins and the funerary industry in pharaonic Egypt.
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