By Rosalie David
Spanning the years from c. 5000 B.C. to the early centuries A.D., the Nile Valley civilization was once one of many earliest created through humankind. It is still probably the most attention-grabbing and influential. this useful but encyclopedic reference paintings deals a complete evaluate of historic Egyptian historical past, from Predynastic occasions to the outdated and New Kingdoms to the Ptolemaic and Roman sessions. obtainable, authoritative, and obviously geared up, the guide to lifestyles in historical Egypt provides an enticing examine a tradition whose artwork, structure, faith, and medication got here to shape the foundation of Western Civilization. The thematically prepared chapters enable readers easy accessibility to a number of key subject matters, together with historic history, geography, govt, faith, funerary customs, structure, literature, the army, the economic system, and daily life. Drawing on written assets courting from c. 3100 B.C. and such frequent archaeological proof as monuments, artifacts, inscriptions, and preserved human continues to be, famous Egyptologist Rosalie David covers every thing from the sunlight Cult and the pyramids to the coming and dispersal of Christianity. Her valuable instruction manual additionally positive factors: * 112 maps, photos, and unique line drawings * feedback for extra examining on the end of every bankruptcy * a chronological desk of over 5 millennia of Egyptian background * an appendix directory museums with Egyptian collections * a well timed and broad total bibliography in addition to an intensive index Combining archaeological and old assets, this guide offers the entire crucial facts required via somebody drawn to Egyptian background, archaeology, faith, or tradition.