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Exploring Ancient Egypt

Exploring Ancient Egypt, the fifth volume in the Places in Time series, reveals the excitement of science and history as it tours archaeological discoveries from ancient Egypt. Each of twenty chapters treats a particular site, reflecting a variety of site types (pyramids, rock tombs, temples, and most of the major settlements such as el-Amarna and Alexandria) and offering a balance between daily life, religion, and funerary practices. Each site-chapter features a map showing its location, a site reconstruction, and a chronological table covering the span of occupation. Each chapters narrative describes the history of the sites excavation, the principal finds, and a discussion of the particular method being used. Exploring Ancient Egypt offers a fascinating lens in which to view the culture and lifestyle of the people of ancient Egypt, their technological achievements, their relationships with and ways of exploiting the environment, and the spiritual ideologies that motivated them. Here are some of the places visited in Exploring Ancient Egypt Hierakonpolis: The First Egyptian City Abdyos: The Tombs of the First Kings Saqqara: The Step Pyramid of Djoser Giza: The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx Abusir and Abu Ghurob: Royal Tombs and Sun Temples Aswan: The Tombs and Shrines of the Nomarchs El-Lahun and Kahun: The Pyramid and Town of Senusret II Beni Hasan: The Rock Tombs of the Oryx Nome South Sinai: Turquoise Mining at Wadi Mahara and Serabit El-Kaham Elkab: The City and Necropolis of Nekheb