History of Ancient Egypt
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History of Ancient Egypt by Erik Hornung
Book DescriptionThis work offers a chronological history of the civilization of ancient Egypt from its foundation some 5000 years ago to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE. It includes a look at the nature and evolution of the Egyptians' at times iconoclastic relations with their complex deities, and the burial practices associated with them; their sophisticated government and administration; the building and import of the pyramids and temples; and their frequently warlike relations with the Hittites, Libyans, Babylonians, Syrians and Nubians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748613410
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Knowledge for the Afterlife, Hardback (January 2003)
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Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, Paperback (January 2001)
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