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Egyptology

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  • Tutankhamunby Bill Price

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 14.99

    In 1922 Howard Carter uncovered what is still regarded as the most spectacular archaeological discovery ever made. Tutankhamun's tomb had remained hidden in the Valley of the Kings for more than 3000 years and its discovery caused a media sensation, elevating the previously little-known Egyptian Pharaoh into the position of an international celebrity.... 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...

  • Tutankhamen's Curseby Joyce Tyldesley

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king and his development into a cultural icon with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths... more...

  • 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...

  • Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt, Revised Editionby Rosalie David

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 70.00

    Combining historical and archaeological information, this text explores all aspects of life in ancient Egypt from pre-dynastic times to the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Organized thematically, the book also encompasses new techniques including the use of DNA analysis. 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...

  • The Ancient Egyptians For Dummiesby Charlotte Booth

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99

    Unravel the history behind of one of the most fascinating ancient civilisations with this engaging, entertaining and educational guide to the ancient Egyptians. With a complete rundown of ancient Egyptian history and culture alongside insights in to the everyday lives of the Egyptians, you’ll discover how they kept themselves entertained, the... more...

  • War in Ancient Egyptby Anthony J. Spalinger

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 36.95

    This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc–1100 bc. Focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an “Empire of Asia”. Written by a respected Egyptologist. Highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots... more...

  • Synchronized Chronologyby Roger Henry

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 31.95

    A revolutionary perspective on the Egyptian dynasties allows for correlation with Biblical chronology and classical history - clearing up nagging discrepancies between the findings of archaeology and the assertions of history. more...

  • Cleopatraby Joyce Tyldesley

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.95

    The Romans regarded her as fatale monstrum ?a fatal omen. Pascal said the shape of her nose changed the history of the world. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. But who was Cleopatra, really? We almost feel that we know Cleopatra, but our distorted image of a self-destructive beauty does no justice to Cleopatra?s true genius.... more...