- Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
- Year Published: 2005
- Description: 190 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 0195173910 (acid-free)
- 9780195173918 (acid-free)
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The ancient Egyptian world
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Cast of characters -- Map of the ancient Egyptian world -- You rule: the geography of Egypt -- Written in stone: the first king -- Stairway to heaven: the old kingdom -- Thank you, Rosetta stone: hieroglyphs -- It's a god-eat-god world: Egyptian religion -- It's a wrap: mummies and the afterlife -- Tomb builders: the pyramid age -- From monarchy to anarchy and back again: the first intermediate period and the middle kingdom -- Take two mice and call me in the morning: medicine and magic -- Hands off: the second intermediate period -- Tale of two deities: Hatshepsut and Thutmose III -- In style along the nile: daily life -- Name that tomb: Amenhotep III and the government of Egypt -- Diplomacy makes good fertilizer: foreign relations during the new kingdom -- Sun worshipping: the Amarna period -- Only tomb will tell: Tutankhamen -- Surviving childhood: growing up in ancient Egypt -- War and peace: Ramesses II and the battle of Qadesh -- Scratch and sniff: village life -- Battle stations: the sea peoples -- Happily ever after: the arts -- King for a day: Kush, Nubia, and the third intermediate period -- Great expectations: the Greek period -- Last chapter: Graeco-Roman rule.
Taking readers back 4,000 years, to the fertile land around the Nile River, The Ancient Egyptian World tells the stories of the kings, queens, pharaohs, gods, tomb builders, and ordinary citizens who lived there. Using papyri, scarabs, tomb inscriptions, mummies, and a rich variety of other primary sources, Eric H. Cline and Jill Rubalcaba uncover the fascinating history of ancient Egypt. Scarabs, which scholars call "imperial news bulletins," record important moments in a pharaoh's reign. The Edwin Smith Papyrus details the injuries sustained by the builders of the great pyramids, and the remedies used to treat them. For a worker who has had a stone fall on his head, it suggests: "bind it with fresh meat and treat afterward with grease, honey and lint." A complex recipe for a top-of-the-line mummy describes a process that could take 70 days and involved drawing the brain out through the nose with a crooked piece of iron. These primary sources also tell the stories of the people of ancient Egypt: Pepi II, the six-year-old boy king who commanded armies; Ramesses II, whose mortuary temple boasts of his expertise in battle against the Hittites; Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman to rule Egypt as pharaoh; and Cleopatra, who courted Roman statesman Mark Antony as part of her quest to extend the Egyptian empire. The Ancient Egyptian World honors the history of a civilization whose monuments and tombs still capture the imagination of the world thousands of years later.
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