Have you ever wondered what it was like in the Valley of the Kings? To unlock the mysteries of the pyramids? Or sail down the Nile on Cleopatra's Barge? In her fascinating new introduction to the wonders of ancient Egypt expert Barbara Mertz tells the extraordinary history from the first stone age settlements to the age of Cleopatra and the Roman Emperors. It offers not just insights into the glories of the Pharaohs, but also intriguing glimpses of everyday life, folklore and culture.
Barabara Mertz is a New York Times bestselling author of the Amelia Peabody series which she writes under the pen name of Elizabeth Peters. She has a PhD in Egyptology from the prestigious Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. She lives in Maryland.