Egypt of the Pharaohs: An Introduction

Paperback | April 1, 1989

byAlan H. Gardiner

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The mysteries of Ancient Egypt, the wonderland of the Pharaohs, have always held the world in awe. Now available in new covers, this volume provides a comprehensive history of this fascinating land from its earliest days to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Gardiner presentsbackground on Egyptian language, the writing, the land, its neighbors, and resources, with a special section devoted to the Egyptian method of determining chronological dates. He then follows with a concise history of Egypt from the time of the Old Kingdom, through the Ramesside period, up to thelast days of Egyptian independence around 323 B.C. Authoritative and meticulously researched, Egypt of the Pharaohs is an enticing introduction to the study of this ancient civilization.

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The human imagination has always held the pharaohs, their world and ancient Egypt in awe. Sir Alan Gardiner offers the perfect background on the Egyptian language, writing, land, its neighbours and its resources in Egypt of the Pharaohs: An Introduction. Delve into a history of this mesmerizing land from its origins to the invasion by ...

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The mysteries of Ancient Egypt, the wonderland of the Pharaohs, have always held the world in awe. Now available in new covers, this volume provides a comprehensive history of this fascinating land from its earliest days to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Gardiner presentsbackground on Egyptian language, the writing, ...

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The mysteries of Ancient Egypt, the wonderland of the Pharaohs, have always held the world in awe. This volume provides a com-prehensive history of this fascinating land from its earliest days to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Sir Alan Gardiner presents background on the Egyptian language, writing, land, its neighbors,...

The late Sir Alan Gardiner was one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 5.31 × 7.91 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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The human imagination has always held the pharaohs, their world and ancient Egypt in awe. Sir Alan Gardiner offers the perfect background on the Egyptian language, writing, land, its neighbours and its resources in Egypt of the Pharaohs: An Introduction. Delve into a history of this mesmerizing land from its origins to the invasion by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. Gardiner also offers a special section devoted to the Egyptian method of determining chronological dates. This is must reading for ancient Egyptian aficionados.

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"A "must" for students of Egyptian history."--John W. Betlyon, University of North Florida