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Myths And Legends Of Ancient Egypt
  • Published: 22 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141963761
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Myths And Legends Of Ancient Egypt



From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor.

Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.%%%From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.

  • Published: 22 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141963761
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Joyce Tyldesley

Joyce Tyldesley is Honorary Research fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University, and a freelance writer and lecturer on Egyptian archaeology. She has extensive excavation experience, has made regular radio broadcasts, and has acted as consultant on several television projects. Her previous books include Daughters of Isis, Hatchesput:The Female Pharaoh, Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen, Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh, Judgement of the Pharaoh and Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt. Joyce lives in Lancashire and is married to the well-known Egyptologist Steven Snape. She has two children.

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