Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
About the Book
World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization.
A fascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people --- from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions --- TEMPLES, TOMBS, AND HIEROGLYPHS brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.