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The Resource A history of ancient Egypt : from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid, John Romer

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

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A history of ancient Egypt : from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid
Title
A history of ancient Egypt
Title remainder
from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid
Statement of responsibility
John Romer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This extraordinary book draws on a lifetime of research and thought to recreate the previously untold story of how a civilisation which began with handfuls of semi-itinerant fishermen settled, spread and created a rich, vivid, strange civilisation that had its first culmination in the pharaoh Khufu building the Great Pyramid, perhaps the most astounding of all human-made landmarks. The book immerses the reader in the fascinating world of archaeological evidence, the process over the past two centuries by which this long vanished world has gradually re-emerged and the rapidly changing interpretations which these breathtaking but entirely enigmatic remains have been subjected to. Whether he is writing about the smallest necklace bead or the most elaborate royal tomb, John Romer conveys to the reader a remarkable sense of how to understand a people so like ourselves and yet in so many ways eerily different
Summary
The first volume of a history of the earliest days of ancient Egypt challenges popular archaeological understandings to chronicle the ancient world's first agricultural practices through the construction of the pyramids
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10175476
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DLC
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Romer, John
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Egypt, Ancient
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
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from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid
Label
A history of ancient Egypt : from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid, John Romer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000049160685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 475 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846143779
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
A history of ancient Egypt : from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid, John Romer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000049160685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 475 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846143779
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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