Ancient Egypt: The Basics offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history, archaeology and influence of this fascinating civilization. Coverage includes:
A survey of Egyptian history from its earliest origins to the coming of Islam
Life and death in ancient Egypt
Key archaeological discoveries and important characters
Egypt's impact and reception through to the modern day
Lively and engaging, this is an indispensable resource for anyone beginning their studies of Egyptian history, culture and archaeology, and a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the country's long and captivating past.
1. Ancient Egypt: the loss and rediscovery of a civilization 2. Life and death in Ancient Egypt 3. Ancient Egypt: the earlier years 4. The age of empire and beyond 5. Some big discoveries 6. Influences and effects 7. Exploring Egypt today Appendix: Sources for further exploration