Featuring stunning items from the tomb of Tutankhamun and jewellery from the royal palaces, the book shows how Egyptian nobles lived. The book also looks at the lives, rituals, and hieroglyphic writing of the priests and scribes, and photographs of food, clothes, weapons, and even toys reveal how ordinary Egyptians lived. Produced in association with the British Museum, London, Ancient Egypt is a unique and compelling introduction to a remarkable civilization. - Stunning, real-life photographs of everything from jewels to tools, toy to mummies, offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the history and people of Ancient Egypt. - See the mummies of priests and kings; fruit that is more than 3,000 years old; the treasures of the pharaohs; the weapons of an Egyptian soldier
- Learn why even cats and dogs were mummified; why the pharaohs were buried with boats and statues; why brave Egyptian soldiers had medals in the shape of flies; how the doctors of Egypt healed the sick
- Discover what was inside the Great Pyramid at Giza; how Tutankhamun' s tomb was found; what games Egyptian children played; what went on in the temples of Ancient Egypt; how hieroglyphics were deciphered We learn how the Egyptians prepared for the afterlife, and see their mummies. A spectacular and informative new guide to the fascinating story of Ancient Egypt in a revised paperback edition
A superb collection of specially commissioned photographs presents a detailed look at life in Ancient Egypt - from the pharaoh and his courtiers, through the mystical rites of the priests, to the world of the workers in the fields.
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