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Title:
Encyclopedia of ancient Egypt
Author:
Netzley, Patricia D.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
336 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
An alphabetical presentation of definitions and descriptions of terms and events associated with ancient Egypt.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780737711509
Format :
Book

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Thousands of years ago, the ancient Egyptians established a civilization the continues to fascinate people today. This A-Z encyclopedia provides information about the most important people, places, and practices of ancient Egypt, as well as about ancient Egyptian historical periods, religious beliefs, art, architecture, and concepts related to the Egyptian worldview. In addition, the encyclopedia talks about the Egyptologists and archaeologists who helped advance modern knowledge about this ancient culture.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This is a competent and useful addition to a crowded field. Alphabetical entries range from prehistory to the time of Greco-Roman domination and are generally between a paragraph and a page in length. Coverage includes individual pharaohs, places, practices, trades, beliefs, artwork, and aspects of daily and family life with entries such as "furniture," "children," and "entertaining guests." Important individuals such as archaeologist Howard Carter are also included. The average-quality, black-and-white illustrations are clear but small, but there are not enough detailed maps. Additional material includes appendixes of Egyptian deities and rulers. This work compares favorably to Margaret Bunson's A Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (Oxford, 1995), but the articles in Netzley's volume are longer and coverage is more wide-ranging.-David Pauli, Hillsboro Public Library, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.