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Ancient Egypt [Photographic Guide]

Peter Mavrikis

From the Neolithic cave paintings in Wadi Sura – created when the region was savannah grassland – to the Valley of the Kings to the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, and from the vast temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor... Read moreRead less

From the Neolithic cave paintings in Wadi Sura – created when the region was savannah grassland – to the Valley of the Kings to the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, and from the vast temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor to the funerary mask of Tutankhamun and, of course, to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, Ancient Egypt is a photographic guide to the numerous surviving wonders of Egyptian antiquity. Today the exceptional beauty and scale of the antiquities is legendary, drawing millions of visitors to Egypt’s monuments each year.
Arranged by historical era, the book takes the reader along the ancient settlements established on the banks of the River Nile. Through beautiful photographs and expert captions, the reader gains an understanding of how ancient Egypt became such a powerful and wealthy force across North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. Alongside the world-famous places, there are also fascinating, lesser-known entries, such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the bent pyramid at Dahshur and the Statue of Khaefre.
Featuring monuments and obelisks, hieroglyphics and jewellery, funerary masks, tombs and mausoleums, Ancient Egypt includes 180 outstanding photographs and captions.

Travel series

Format: 213 x 290mm hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10000
Illustrations: 180 photos
ISBN: 9781838860936

Peter Mavrikis

ISBN: 9781838860936 hb

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