Ancient Egyptians: People of the Pyramids

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Oxford University Press, USA, Nov 29, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 189 pages
The ultimate who's who of ancient Egypt, Ancient Egyptians is an engaging look at the ancient world through its important leaders. Included are biographies of:* The magnificent Imhotep, who set the standard for pyramid-building* Nefertiti, the renowned beauty* Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid* Hatshepsut, a woman pharaoh who defied tradition and called herself "king"* Tutankhamun, whose tomb unveiled fantastic riches* Rameses the Great, the last majestic king of ancient Egypt* Ptahhotep, the great thinker and statesman for King IzeziAncient Egyptians reveals how Egyptian society was constructed, its religions, burial rituals, architecture, and the history and practices of archaeology that have brought all this information to light.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Maps
8
Part 1 Tradition and Grandeur Old Kingdom about 26862181 BC
13
Part 2 Disruption and Rebirth Middle Kingdom about 20401782 BC
55
Part 3 Growth and Expansion New Kingdom about 15701440 BC
83
Part 4 Splendor and Revolution New Kingdom about 14401293 BC
112
Part 5 Conquest and Decline New KingdomPtolemaic Period about 1325245 BC
147
Appendix 1 An Egyptian Rulers Five Names
174
Appendix 2 Foreign Rulers of Ancient Egypt
175
Appendix 3 Timeline of Events in the Egyptian World
178
Glossary
180
Further Reading and Websites
182
Index of Ancient Egyptians by Position
185
Index
186
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About the author (2001)

Rosalie F. and Charles F. Baker III are the editors of Calliope: World History for Young People and both are former teachers.

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