Ancient Egypt has captivated visitors for centuries. This beautiful volume explores all the main sites, temples and tombs, and investigates how mythology and religion underpinned this great civilization. It reveals the tombs of the three most famous ancient burial sites in Egypt: Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings, and investigates the numerous temples of the pharaohs, gods and goddesses. The second half of the book looks in detail at the myths surrounding each of the gods and goddesses and their role in Creation, and how the pharaoh was the embodiment of a divine being. Funerary rituals, festivals and superstitions also feature in this masterly history. THE MYSTERIES OF ANCIENT EGYPT An illustated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the pharaohs Lorna Oakes and Lucia Gahlin
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