Ancient Egypt : an illustrated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the pharaohs

by Lorna Oakes

Other authorsLucia Gahlin (Author)
Paperback, 2003




New York : Barnes & Noble, 2003.


A fascinating guide to the mythology and religion of ancient Egypt, and to the awe-inspiring temples, tomb and other sacred sites of the world's first great civilization.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Bookmarque
Nice format in sections according to subject. Gets to the point and has good use of sidebars.
LibraryThing member Darcia
I really enjoyed this book. The photos are amazing. The topics cover a wide range of Egyptian history, including their religious practices, their burial rituals, their pharaohs, and their political structure. The information is not in-depth and does not cover Egyptian history in chronological order. Instead, Oaks divides the book into specific topics and offers just enough information to give the reader the feel of what Egyptian life was like… (more)
LibraryThing member pussreboots
The photographs and illustrations in this book are WONDERFUL but the book's organization leaves something to be desired. It tries to lay things out by theme but with so much jumping around in the time line it's difficult to get a good understanding of how Egyptian culture developed and changed over time.



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