The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt
By (author) Bill Manley
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Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt by Bill Manley
Book DescriptionFrom its humble origins as a cluster of rival chiefdoms along the banks of the Nile, ancient Egypt rose to become one of the most advanced civilizations of its time. This atlas traces its turbulent history and remarkable cultural development, from the founding of Memphis around 5000 BC, through the territorial expansion and flourishing trade of the 'age of empire', to Greek domination and ultimate collapse. Political rivalries are charted through the successive dynasties, from the strife of the intermediate periods to the golden ages of prosperity and artistic glory under Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. The latest archaeological evidence is used to cast new light on the vast architectural legacy of the world's first great nation state. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140513318
(248mm x 181mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents a fresh approach to reading ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, this introduction assumes no previous knowledge of grammar or ancient languages, but guides readers through the inscriptions, from simple to more complex, supported by full explanations and translations. It explains the mysteries of hieroglyphs without jargon or technical terms.
Life Everlasting, Hardback (September 2010)
National Museums Scotland is home to a world-class collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. This book brings to public attention the many funerary items which include the royal burial group from Qurna, the coffin of the priest Iufenaumun, and the unusual double-coffin and mummies of the young half-brothers, Petamun and Penhorpabik.
Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt, Hardback (October 2003)
Ancient Egypt - we know so much about it, but there are still many unresolved questions. This volume explores and explains 70 of the most intriguing mysteries of this anicent civilization.
How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Hardback (March 1998)» View all books by Bill Manley
A practical teach-yourself course on ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for the general reader. In this text, the grammar of ancient Egypt is introduced using the inscriptions found on monuments, with an emphasis on learning to read and translate accurately.
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Author Biography - Bill Manley
Bill Manley teaches Egyptology at the University of Glasgow.
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