The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Paperback Published on: 01/08/2011
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This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal entanglement with Rome. As the world's first nation-state, the history of Ancient Egypt is above all the story of the attempt to unite a disparate realm and defend it against hostile forces from within and without. Combining grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power, Toby Wilkinson reveals Ancient Egypt in all its complexity.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408810026
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Weight: 545g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 43 mm

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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Wonderful read
A book of ancient history. A book which is quite compelling and educational. Cannot put it down an amazing read. Have answered most of my questions about t... READ MORE
Shaun Dissanayake
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Easy to Read
Covering such a large time frame the book inevitably works at a quick pace and therefore detail is perhaps lacking in some areas but overall the book is a ... READ MORE
Niall Crosbee
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Detailed yet very engaging history.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. Wilkinson's book is a thorough and comprehensive history of ancient Egypt from the pre-dynastic period right through to Cleopatr... READ MORE
Cenydd Blackwell