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A history of ancient Egypt : from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid

by Romer, John.

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The story of the ancient world is told in this first volume in a two-book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thous... Full description

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Summary: The story of the ancient world is told in this first volume in a two-book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past.
Item Description: "First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books"--Title page verso.
Physical Description: xxvii, 475 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-440) and index.
ISBN: 9781250030115
1250030110
Author Notes: John Romer is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, England. An archaeologist & author, he began his work in archaeology twenty-five years ago at the University of Chicago's epigraphic survey at Thebes in Upper Egypt. His previous books include "Valley of the Kings", "Ancient Lives", "Testament", & "The Seven Wonders of the World", which accompanied the British television series. Mr. Romer lives in the Mediterranean & the Middle East.

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