Ancient Egypt

Author: David P. Silverman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019521952X
Size: 14.29 MB
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A collection of essays based on the latest historical research and archeological discoveries surveys the culture and religion of ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt Tales Of Gods And Pharaohs

Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763663158
Size: 18.20 MB
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Retells nine tales of ancient Egypt, including the story of Ra rising from the waters of the Nile to create the gods of the earth, sky, and rain.

Temples Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Dieter Arnold
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1850439451
Size: 14.88 MB
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This book presents an important survey of ancient Egyptian temples and the rituals associated with their use. It covers the entire pharaonic era, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period, and offers a fresh perspective on ritual and its cultural significance, demonstrating the role of temples as loci for the creative interplay of sacred space and sacred time. Temples of Ancient Egypt challenges the traditional division of temples into the categories of either 'mortuary' or 'divine', showing that their functions and symbolic representations were, at once, too varied and too intertwined.

The Tears Of Re

Author: Gene Kritsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199361380
Size: 15.38 MB
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According to Egyptian mythology, when the god Re cried, his tears turned into bees upon touching the ground. Beyond the realm of myth, the honey bee is a surprisingly common and significant motif in Egyptian history, playing a role in the mythology, medicine, art, and food of the ancient culture. In this book, entomologist Gene Kritsky presents the first full-length discussion of the ways in which bees were a part of life in ancient Egypt, shedding light on one of the many mysteries of the ancient world. Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's complex society, revealing that bees had a significant presence in everything from death rituals to trade. In fact, beekeeping was a state-controlled industry, and in certain instances honey could even be used to pay taxes! Honey was used both to sweeten foods and treat cuts, and was sometimes used as a tribute or offering. From the presence of bees in paintings and hieroglyphs in tombs to the use of beeswax in a variety of products, bees had a significant presence in ancient Egyptian culture.

A Companion To Ancient Egypt

Author: Alan B. Lloyd
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320060
Size: 16.73 MB
Format: PDF
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This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. Delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization. Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt?s ancient history and culture Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context

Ancient Egypt

Author: John Rearick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590644041
Size: 17.50 MB
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Invite your students to explore ancient Egypt and help this captivating culture come alive with these five humorous, reproducible read-aloud plays based on folk tales, myths, and history. Includes key concepts such as pyramids, pharaohs, gods, the Nile, and more. Plus background information, fun and creative extension activities, and thought-provoking discussion questions and writing prompts. A great way to jump start or wrap up your ancient Egypt unit! For use with Grades 4-8.

Ancient Egypt

Author: Philip Steele
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781435851733
Size: 20.59 MB
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Presents a general history of the cultural and social aspects of Ancient Egypt, in a book that also provides readers with instructions for creating such related craft projects as a miniature pyramid, a canopic jar, and a water clock.