By Trevor Naylor
I received a free copy of Ancient Egypt from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Become a visual explorer through a stunning collection of images that celebrate the beauty and fascination of ancient Egypt.
From the Neolithic cave paintings in Wadi Sura—created when the region was still savannah grassland, not desert—to the Valley of the Kings, the funerary mask of Tutankhamun, and the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, Ancient Egypt takes a colorful look at the surviving wonders of Egyptian antiquity. Their legendary beauty and scale draw millions of visitors to the country’s monuments each year. Arranged by region, this photographic guide explores ancient settlements on the banks of the Nile, vast temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, and, of course, the pyramids and the Sphinx. Alongside the world-famous sites are also fascinating, lesser-known places, such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser and the Statue of Khaefre. Expertly written text reveals how ancient Egypt developed its trade links and became such a powerful, wealthy force across North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean.
Summary from Goodreads.
I was obsessed with Egypt when I was younger. I remember going to the school library and always reading the books that they had on Ancient Egypt instead of new books. Not that remember much of about it now.
Ancient Egypt defiantly reminded me of all those years I spent pouring over those facilitating books, and it has renewed my interest in what the culture is like. I have always wanted to visit Egypt, and Ancient Egypt has just reinforced my desire.
It is split into 5 chapters, each showcasing different eras in Ancient Egypts history. They are: The Old Kingdom, The Middle Kingdom, The New Kingdom, The Late Period and the Greco-Roman Period.
With a plethora of stunning images to take you back through time, this is the prefect book to just pick up and be amazed at. Each image is given a short annotation so that you are not left clueless about what you are looking at. This is very handy as chances are that you may be planning you next trip around Egypt with this as your guide.
Most will probably enjoy the first 3 chapters; The Old Kingdom, The Middle Kingdom and The New Kingdom the most as most of Egypts notable sights are from these time periods. I wish that these three chapters had been expanded on more as my personal interest in Ancient Egypt is more towards these time periods and not the later ones when Ancient Rome had a large influence.
The perfect coffee table book, and I hope that it excites you as much as it does for me.
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