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- Wikipedia , 2013
Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa. A new-found respect for antiquities in the early modern period led to the scientific investigation of Egyptian civilization and a greater appreciation of its cultural legacy.
Egyptian Pyramids: An Analysis of a Great Mystery
by Everett W. Fish - E. W. Fish , 1880
No problem of the present age so fully deserves the title 'A GREAT MYSTERY' as that which is involved in the origin and interpretation of the Great Pyramid and its lesser companions. They all belong to one epoch and to one race of invaders ...
Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
by Lewis Spence - David D. Nickerson & Co. , 1915
This superb in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, numerous deities, Book of the Dead, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, legends, and a host of other fascinating topics.
History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
by Jacob Abbott - Harper & brothers , 1854
The story of Cleopatra is a story of crime. It is a narrative of the course and the consequences of unlawful love. In her strange and romantic history we see this passion portrayed with the most complete and graphic fidelity in all its influences.
UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology
- eScholarship , 2011
Egyptology studies the history, practices, and conceptual categories of a culture that was prolific in terms of texts, art, architecture, and other forms of material culture. The peer-reviewed articles are written by the world's leading scholars.
by George Rawlinson - T. Fisher Unwin , 1886
In shape Egypt is like a lily with a crooked stem. A broad blossom terminates it at its upper end; a button of a bud projects from the stalk a little below the blossom. The broad blossom is the Delta, extending a direct distance of 180 miles.
The Civilization of the Ancient Egyptians
by A. Bothwell Gosse - T. C. & E. C. Jack , 1915
The most notable quality of the Egyptian civilization is its permanent character. Instead of lasting only a few hundred years, it endures for thousands; in Egypt there appears to be no beginning, the civilization apparently starts mature.
House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari
by John McDonald - Getty Publications , 1996
This book is replete with full-color photographs of the contrasting desert landscape, the elaborate tomb, and the paintings. Included are explanations of the hieroglyphs and artwork, plus interesting snippets from Nefertari's culture.
The Treasury of Ancient Egypt
by Arthur E. P. B. Weigall - W. Blackwood and sons , 1911
This volume contains twelve chapters written at various times and in various places each dealing with some subject drawn from the great treasury of Ancient Egypt. Sir Arthur Weigall was an English Egyptologist, journalist and author.