Chelsea House Publications | English | 2009-10-30 | ISBN: 1604131608 | 160 pages | PDF | 11,6 MB
Agreat civilization that grew up around the Nile River, ancient Egypthad sophisticated irrigation systems that held back the desert, writingand recordkeeping that tracked every event in the region, and some ofthe greatest architects and engineers the world has ever seen. Thisrevised edition of "Empire of Ancient Egypt" sorts through the myths ofpopular culture and contradictory historical evidence to give a clear,detailed picture of the life and history of the ancient Egyptians. Itexplains why religion played such an important part in Egyptianpolitics, who stood atop the Egyptian social pyramid, what gamesEgyptian children played, and why Egypt eventually succumbed to theRoman Empire. Connections to our modern world include everything fromlicorice, cosmetics, and the domesticated cat to architecture, farmingpractices, and baseball.