The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

The Oxford History of Ancient EgyptBlending vividly written essays and over a hundred attractive illustrations including 32 color plates The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is a stunningly designed and authoritative account of the once glorious civilization on the Nile Ranging from 700,000 BC to 311 AD, this volume portrays the

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The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient EgyptThe lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities From lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines, countless tributes throughout Egypt reflect the richness and complexity of their

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The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

The Complete Temples of Ancient EgyptThe temples of ancient Egypt include the largest and perhaps most splendid religious monuments the world has ever known This book traces their development from earliest times through their period of glory and ultimate decline to their rediscovery and study in modern times All of Egypt s surviving

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Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt

Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient EgyptIn ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and live alone without the protection of a male

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The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2)

The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2)Victorian Amelia Peabody continues to journal her Egypt adventures, toddler Ramses left in England Husband Radcliffe Emerson s old friend Lady Baskerville fears a curse killed her husband Sir Henry, and soon engages the attentions of American Cyrus The will funds continued excavation But a lady

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Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the Many

Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the ManyOsiris, Horus, Isis, Thoth, Anubis the many strange and compelling figures of the Egyptian gods and goddesses seem to possess endless fascination The renowned Egyptologist Erik Hornung here studies the ancient Egyptians conceptions of god, basing his account on a thorough reappraisal of the

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