9780199111770 / 0199111774

Egypt: In Spectacular Cross-Section


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Publisher:Oxford University Press, 2005



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Following on from his internationally best-selling book on Rome, master illustrator Stephen Biesty brings his magic touch to the subject of ancient Egypt. It is over 3200 years ago in ancient Egypt, in the reign of the great god-king Rameses II. And for 11-year-old Dedia, a great adventure is about to begin. Join Dedia as he accompanies his father - and a couple of troublesome relations - on a once-in-a-lifetime journey down the Nile. Among the splendours on the way, you will see...: the hidden secrets of the Valley of the Kings; Amun-Ra's magnificent temple at Karnak (Luxor); preparation of a mummy and an Egyptian funeral; the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza; the ancient Step Pyramid at Saqqara; and Rameses's spectacular palace at Piramesse.

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