Author(s): Nigel Fletcher-Jones
More than 150 stunning photos celebrate the wonders of ancient Egypt, from its hieroglyph-covered papyrus scrolls to the awe-inspiring pyramids.
Few cultures have left behind as many familiar objects and buildings as Ancient Egypt. The Great Pyramid and Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, the plaster bust of Nefertiti, the gold mask of Tutankhamun, the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, and the Rosetta Stone all are immediately recognizable. The exceptional beauty of Ancient Egypt's temples, tombs, and objects draw millions of people each year to Egypt, and to museums around the world. Treasures of Ancient Egypt tells the tale of many of these familiar places and riches alongside some that are less familiar, but just as spectacular, framed by a lively and highly readable account of Egypt's history from around 3000 BCE to the death of Queen Cleopatra in 30 BCE. Over 150 color photographs, including never-before-published images, complete this fascinating exploration of Ancient Egypt's unique culture and its contribution to world history and art.