The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

History , Ancient History, Ancient Egypt
Paperback Published on: 04/08/2011
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Synopsis

'This readable anthology is a good introduction to a civilization that fascinates like few others ... in this book there are animals who talk, princesses who are locked up at the top of towers, wicked stepmothers and many other themes ... An enjoyable book by a skilled author' Financial Times

The civilization we know as Ancient Egypt stretched over three thousand years. What was life like for ancient Egyptians? What were their beliefs - and how different were they from ours? Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt uses Egypt's vivid narratives to create a panorama of its history, from the earliest settlers to the time of Cleopatra.

Gathered from pyramid texts, archaeological finds and contemporary documents, these stories cover everything from why the Nile flooded annually to Egyptian beliefs about childbirth and what happened after death. They show us what life was really like for rich and poor, man and woman, farmer and pharaoh.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt brings a long-dead culture back to life.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141021768
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 315g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
A very good read
Once again Joyce Tyldesley has written an in depth yet accessible account of Egyptian society. I still think about it 3 weeks after finishing it. Every tim... READ MORE
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The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
Not what I expected
The two star rating is purely because this isn't what I expected from the blurb. I bought it because I wanted to read the Egyptian myths and legends but th... READ MORE
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