Ancient Egypt (Cultural Atlas for Young People)

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9780816051489: Ancient Egypt (Cultural Atlas for Young People)
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Maps, charts, illustrations, and text explore the history and culture of ancient Egypt.

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Geraldine Harris studied Egyptology at Cambridge University and Oxford University. She is a regular guest lecturer on Nile Cruises and has been "writer in residence" at several British schools. She is the author of four children's books and three adult books on ancient Egypt. She currently teaches at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

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It's the detailed maps, informative full-color photographs and drawings, and the explanations of historical Egyptian locations that will make this book useful. Harris' text is dry, and concentrates on the archaeological sites of various time periods of ancient Egypt, giving far more detail than average grade-school researchers need. Although it touches on subjects such as mummy preparation, pyramid construction, and everyday life in ancient Egypt, the excellent visuals and the descriptions of ruins such as Abu Simbel and the temple at Karnak are the book's strengths. This offering would better serve perspective travelers to Egypt than students doing basic research. For more of an overview, try Robinson's Ancient Egypt (Watts, 1984). Purchase this one where Egyptology is a popular topic, or to supplement more rudimentary texts with archaeological and geographical detail. --Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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