Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

by David P. Silverman

In "Ancient Egypt, " eminent Egyptologist Silverman and a team of leading scholars explore the cultural wealth of this civilization in a series of intriguing and authoritative essays based on the latest theories and discoveries. 200+ color photos, maps, and charts.

  • Language: English
  • Category: History
  • Rating: 4.08
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish Date: December 31st 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA
  • Isbn10: 019521952X
  • Isbn13: 9780195219524

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The end of each sections running text, with very few exceptions, coincides with a page break, which makes for easy navigation in a volume containing so many separate authors, sections, and topics. Lack of footnotes notwithstanding, Ancient Egypt still excels where most textbooks fail. One of the worst aspects of traditional textbook content is the impression of omniscience and univocal historical agreement that an army of editors cannot help but convey.

A lot of things happened in Ancient Egypt. First, the Nile River was the most important thing in Egypt in ancient times. One of the most important people in the book learned about in the book Ancient Egypt was Menes. The second most important person in the book was Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the first woman pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. The first most important thing that happened in the book was when the first female pharaoh took her spot. One of the least interesting parts in the book was when the pharaoh Menes was killed by a hippopotamus.

Moreover, this enthralling book reinforces the fact that this prosperous civilization was not a death-obsessed society due to their rituals of mummification, and it also illustrates that some latest discoveries and historical researches that justify that misconception since they prove evidence of daily life, religious rituals, and structure of society. For instance, after reading this book, the audience will learn that despite the fact that the ancient Egyptians had a polytheistic religion, some of them were also involved in magical practices. It also covered a variety of enchanting facts that enlighten the readers knowledge about this flourished and vigorous civilization that left a massive influence on other empires and stood as a model for people to look back to and acknowledge their diverse technology and inventions. In conclusion, this enthralling book illuminates the readers with countless facts on ancient Egypt and reinforces much factual and historical information that may have altered the world and the manner in which people see it. Subsequently, the Egyptian writing system also known as hieroglyphics profoundly influenced modern society archaeologists since it helped them discover a new language and investigate invigorating facts about mythical stories that happened in ancient Egypt. Thus, thus book is rich in details about achievements in ancient Egypt and also pivotal religious ideas that alter the manner in which readers may view this prosperous civilization. Silverman is an intriguing and well-informed book that will illuminate ones knowledge with various information about a prosperous and vigorous civilization that has left a profound legacy in modern society. This compelling book would be highly enjoyed by readers who attentively deliberate the history behind every civilization with major achievements and impacts on modern life. Likewise, I would eagerly propose this book to people that find major interest in ancient empires or civilizations that have left intense marks in history, for the simple reason that this book is full of informative facts that might be necessary in our daily. Hence, I intensely advocate this enthralling book to credentialed readers that will devote their time to untangle their everlasting curiosity about the ancient Egyptian civilization and its impact in modern day.