The illustrated guide to the mythology, religion and culture
Egypt's cultural heritage is vast, and the story of this ancient civilization has captured our imagination. This fully illustrated book provides a treasure chest of found objects, archaeological sites, hieroglyphic inscriptions and beautiful tomb art from ancient Egypt. It introduces the gods and goddesses of Egypt, describes their characters and identifying features, the myths surrounding them, and their role in the creation of society. Quotations from books, hymns, prayers and hieroglyphic paintings give an authentic picture of culture and society, and maps, chronologies and artworks supplement the photographs in this masterly history. A scholarly yet accessible celebration of ancient Egypt for every reader: pyramids, magic, rituals, mummies, pharaohs, dreams and oracles Examines the role myths and religion in the development of one of the most studied periods of history Describes the elaborate preparations for the afterlife, including burial rituals, symbolic funerary offerings and ceremonies for the dead Over 370 photographs, maps, diagrams and facsimiles bring ancient Egypt's rich past to life southwater An imprint of Anness Publishing Ltd. www.southwaterbooks.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Southwater is distributed in the UK by Book Trade Services, Blaby Road, Wigston, Leicester LE18 4SE. Tel: +44 0116 275 9060; Fax: +44 0116 275 9090 email: email@example.com. For any special sales or translation information contact Paul Anness on firstname.lastname@example.org CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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