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CLEOPATRA (POCKET BIOGRAPHIES)
CLEOPATRA (POCKET BIOGRAPHIES)
by E.E. RICE
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars interesting book, for young adults, April 27 2001
This book is a biographical account of famous Cleopatra VII, the last Macedonian ruler of Egypt. It provides descriptive details about her family, her lovers and her importance in Egyptian history. Illustrated with 12 black and white pictures and 3 maps, it is a highly readable work, accessible to the general public, yet most valuable for young adults.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
by Peter A Clayton
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 40.26
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5.0 out of 5 stars great reading in history, April 27 2001
The chapters in this book describe the seven wonders of the ancient world - the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Hanging Gardens at Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesos, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos (Lighthouse) at Alexandria. Their history, location, purpose, building and description are provided along with many illustrations and drawings. The last chapter gives a list of other monuments which could be considered wonders, and tells why the actual seven wonders of the ancient world were chosen. Recommended reading for all interested in history.

The Search for God in Ancient Egypt: The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic War
The Search for God in Ancient Egypt: The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic War
by Jan Assmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 25.74
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and interesting reading for all, April 27 2001
First published in 1984, this book is finally available in English. The author offers his views on Ancient Egyptian religion, theology and piety. In the various chapters (The Cosmos, Myth, The New Gods, Theodicy and Theology), he explains the difficulties when discussing Ancient Egyptian thought, rituals and cultic beliefs. This book attempts to compare religions based on what is known about the Ancient Egyptian religion. Well researched, this is most definitely a serious book for scholars and students interested in the subject. Recommended reading for all.

Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt
Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt
by James Henry Breasted
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 25.60
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic book to be read before anything else on the subject, March 13 2001
The author, founder of the Oriental Institute in Chicago, opened the doors to all subsequent studies in ancient religion. This is a classic, to be read before anything else on the subject of ancient Egyptian religion. The author describes how the Egyptians developed at an early date a sense of the moral unworthiness of man and a consciousness of deep-seated moral obligation. This is a deep work into the minds of the Ancient Egyptians.

A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
by George Hart
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars useful comprehensive reference of Egyptian gods & goddesses, Jan. 25 2001
This dictionary not only lists famous Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses (for instance Hathor, Isis, Osiris and Geb), but also foreign and lesser-known deities, from Aken to Yamm. It presents all those worshipped at some point in Ancient Egyptian history. The information of each god and goddess given include the deity's attributes, such as sceptres, crowns and animal form. Illustrated with a few black and white illustrations, it is a most useful reference for students of Egyptology and mythology.

Unwrapping a Mummy: The Life, Death, and Embalming of Horemkenesi
Unwrapping a Mummy: The Life, Death, and Embalming of Horemkenesi
by John H. Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.48
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4.0 out of 5 stars an informative book on a fascinating subject, Jan. 25 2001
The author describes the unwrapping and examination of the Egyptian priest Horemkenesi's mummy, which dates back to the 11th century BC. Based on his research, the author has been able to picture the death and mummification of the Ancient Egyptians. Divided in two sections, the first one takes the priest's life in the Twenty-First Dynasty into account, and the second one focuses on his mummy. Illustrated in color as well as in black and white, this recommended book will be most enjoyed by the mummy enthusiast.

The Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone
by E. A. Wallis Budge
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 11.51
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5.0 out of 5 stars a much needed republication - excellent, Jan. 25 2001
This review is from: The Rosetta Stone (Paperback)
A republication of the first edition, published in 1929, this book provides the English translations of the hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek texts as well as the original Greek and hieroglyphic inscriptions, as they appear on the Rosetta Stone. It also describes its discovery and its arrival in London. The author briefly explains the coptic alphabet and tells the history of the decipherment by Thomas Young and Jean-François Champollion. Finally, in the last section are the English translations of the decrees of Canopus and of Memphis. Interesting to all persons curious about the Rosetta Stone and particularly those needing its inscriptions.

Hieroglyphs without Mystery: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Writing
Hieroglyphs without Mystery: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Writing
by Karl-Theodor Zauzich
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.75
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5.0 out of 5 stars primarily for travelers, students or Egyptophiles, Dec 30 2000
In this book, the author presents the basic grammar rules needed to read and learn common hieroglyphs. Exercises and hieroglyphic inscriptions are included to practice the material learned. The answer-key to the exercises is available as well. An interesting presentation of the hieroglyphic language, this book is mostly aimed at travelers or museum visitors who wish to read Ancient Egyptian art. For those who are most serious in pursuing their linguistic studies, the author has provided a list of books to consult. Well illustrated in color, it is all in all a recommended book for students or Egyptophiles.

From Egypt to Mesopotamia: A Study of Predynastic Trade Routes
From Egypt to Mesopotamia: A Study of Predynastic Trade Routes
by Samuel Mark
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars important contribution for serious readers, Dec 30 2000
The author attempts to demonstrate the existence of two trade routes between predynastic and early dynastic Egypt and Mesopotamia, through archaeological evidence. This includes shipwreck sites, artifacts and raw materials. The author claims that two different cultures evolved in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia because of their distance between one another. This is a fascinating survey for interested scholars and students of Egyptology and archaeology.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
by Joseph Scott
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice reprint of 1968 edition, Dec 18 2000
This review is from: Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Paperback)
This book provides a history of Egyptian writing, scribes, hieroglyphs, grammar, numbers and gods. It also includes an interesting section of English-hieroglyphs vocabulary. The authors tell the readers about the decipherment of the ancient language and its importance. Well illustrated, this is a wonderful introductory book, for new students.

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