Ancient Egypt

The Cradle of Civilisation

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Pub Date 14 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 10 Sep 2021
Amber Books Ltd, Amber Books

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From the Neolithic cave paintings in Wadi Sura – created long before it was a desert when the region was savannah grassland – to the Valley of the Kings to the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, and from the vast temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor to the funerary mask of Tutankhamun and, of course, to the pyramids and the Sphinx, Ancient Egypt is a hugely colourful guide to the surviving wonders of Egyptian antiquity. Today the exceptional beauty and scale of the antiquities is legendary, drawing millions of visitors to Egypt’s monuments each year. Arranged by region, the book takes the reader along the ancient settlements that were established on the banks of the River Nile. Through beautiful photographs and expert captions, the reader gains an understanding of how ancient Egypt developed its trade links and became such a powerful and wealthy force across North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. Alongside the world-famous places, there are also fascinating, lesser-known entries, such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the bent pyramid at Dahshur and the Statue of Khaefre. Featuring monuments and obelisks, hieroglyphics and jewelry, funerary masks, tombs and mausoleums, mummies of cats and statues of falcon-headed gods, Ancient Egypt includes 160 outstanding photographs and captions.

From the Neolithic cave paintings in Wadi Sura – created long before it was a desert when the region was savannah grassland – to the Valley of the Kings to the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, and...


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5 stars - I loved it! This is a wonderful collection of photographs of Ancient Egypt from each period of their history. It featured well known monuments, some not so well known, and even a few new discoveries. I really loved all the different photographs within this book, especially since this book also covers monuments from the Greco-Roman period with the Ptolemy's. I feel I rarely get to see images from his period so it was wonderful seeing what was included in this book. Overall, this was a wonderful collection of photographs from Ancient Egypt. I highly recommend this book if you love Egypt.

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Beautiful pictures of antiquities from different time periods in Egyptian history, paired with brief captions explaining each and piquing the reader's curiosity. If you’re looking for in depth information on the sites in the photographs, this isn’t the book you’re looking for, but it is the perfect jumping off point. The author includes a good mix of both well-known and more obscure locations and items, making this a unique collection, perfect for the coffee tables of just about anyone on your gift list, from armchair travellers to history buffs. I'm grateful to Netgalley and Amber Books for the opportunity to read and review Ancient Egypt: The Cradle of Civilization.

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