The Story of Egypt

The Story of Egypt: The Epic History of the World's Greatest Civilisation

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History
Paperback Published on: 28/07/2016
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The epic 4000-year story of the world's greatest civilisation from a world-leading Egyptologist

The history of Egypt is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, artisans and pioneers. Now Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete Story of Egypt - charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can all relate to.

Joann Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations, from Egypt's oldest art to the beginnings of mummification almost two thousand years earlier than previously believed. She also looks at the women who became pharaohs on at least 10 occasions, and the evidence that the Egyptians built the first Suez Canal, circumnavigated Africa and won victories at the original Olympic games. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his greying hair to how we know Montuhotep's wife bit her nails and the farmer Baki liked eating in bed, Joann Fletcher brings the history and people of ancient Egypt alive, as nobody else can.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444785166
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 352g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 32 mm

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