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Magic and Mystery in Ancient Egypt by Christian Jacq
Book DescriptionFolklore, temple and tomb paintings, and hieroglyphic texts are drawn upon to explore the potent and pervading legacy of magic and ritual in ancient Egypt, a legacy that has survived to the present day. To the Egyptians, magic was an exact science with rules that were necessarily observed to placate the gods, ensure good fortune, cure the sick, and guarantee a safe passage through the underworld. This book provides insight into the full meaning of rituals that were designed to ensure health and happiness, preserve life, and smooth the moments of passage birth, marriage, death, and the continuum of years."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780285634626
(135mm x 215mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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From sand-swept desert ruins to the water of Red Sea to the city of Cairo, Egypt's landscape is as legendary as its mythical history. Home to hieroglyphs, pharaohs and the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt's cultural heritage means the country merits its place in the Cradle of Civilization. This book celebrates the many places and faces of this land.
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Author Biography - Christian Jacq
Christian Jacq is a noted Egyptologist and the author of the Ramses tetralogy: The Son of Light, The Eternal Temple, The Battle of Kadesh, and The Lady of Abu Simbel.
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