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The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Egypt

T. G. H. James
The first volume in a series of illustrated books on ancient cultures explores Egyptian life


The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Egypt provides a lively and accessible introduction to ancient Egyptian life for general readers and students. The nearly independent chapters provide a comprehensive survey of ancient Egypt and its rich and well-documented culture. In addition to individual chapter bibliographies there is a general bibliography, an annotated list of important museum collections, a king list with a selected set of illustrated royal cartouches, and a general index.

Highlights include:

  • Lively overviews distilled from the latest discoveries and research
  • Maps, plans, reconstruction drawings, chronologies, site lists and recommendations for further reading
  • Hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations

T.G.H. James is a former Keeper of the Department of Ancient Egypt and the Sudan in the British Museum and is the author of several books on Egypt and Egyptology, including Pharoah's People: Scenes from Life in Imperial Egypt; Howard Carter; Tutankhamun; and others.

Product Details

  • 7.5 x 9.75.
  • 208pp.
  • 90 full color, 35 B & W photographs.
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  • Paper
  • 2005
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03137-5

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