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Egypt

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  • The Book of the Deadby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, words of power and prayers, and they are found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs,... more...

  • Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphsby Barbara Mertz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people?from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions? Temples, Tombs, and... more...

  • Egyptian Ideas of the Future Lifeby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life places before the reader in a handy form an account of the principal ideas and beliefs held by the ancient Egyptians concerning the resurrection and the future life, which is derived wholly from native religious works. From the beginning to the end of his life the Egyptian's chief thought was of the life beyond... more...

  • When Egypt Ruled the Eastby George Steindorff; Keith C. Steele

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 17.50

    Here, adequately presented for the first time in English, is the fascinating story of a splendid culture that flourished thirty-five hundred years ago in the empire on the Nile: kings and conquests, gods and heroes, beautiful art, sculpture, poetry, architecture. Significant archeological discoveries are constantly being made in Egypt. In this revision... more...

  • An Account of Egyptby Herodotus

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99

    The father of story-tellers, Herodotus had a philosophy of history. Most of his life is unknown, except that he spent much of it traveling to collect to material for his writings. A very delightful reading. more...

  • Empire of Thebes, Or Ages in Chaos Revisitedby Emmet Sweeney

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

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  • The Pyramid Ageby Emmet Sweeney

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 31.95

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  • The Murder of King Tutby James Patterson; Martin Dugard

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A secret buried for centuries Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from... more...

  • Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his Worldby Paul McKechnie; Philippe Guillaume

    BRILL 2008; US$ 221.00

    Ptolemy II Philadelphus, second Macedonian king of Egypt (282-246BC), captured intellectual high ground by founding the Alexandrian Library and Museum, and cemented celebrity status by bankrolling his courtesans' endeavours in Olympic chariot-racing. This book analyses a range of key aspects of Phiadelphus' world. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egyptby Toby Wilkinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world?s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire?three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters. Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson... more...