Ancient History & Civilisation

Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization.

Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions—Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion, and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.

One: The Two Lands

Geb the Hunter

The Wagon or the Mountain

Troubles with Time

Wearers of the Double Crown

Wars of Religion?

Two: Houses of Eternity

King Djoser’s Magician

Good King Snefru

The Missing Queen

Children of Re

Three: The Good Shepherd

Despair and Deliverance

Binder of the Two Lands

Four: The Fight for Freedom



Five: The Woman Who Was King

Hatshepsut the Queen

The King of Upper and Lower Egypt

The Hatshepsut Problem

The Other Hatshepsut Problem + Photographic Insert

Six: The Conqueror

Seven: The Power and the Glory

Amenhotep II

Amenhotep the Magnificent

Eight: The Great Heresy

Nine: The Broken Reed

Look on My Works!

Ramses II

Peoples of the Sea

Ten: The Long Dying

Adventures of a Man of No Consequence

The Quick and the Dead

Tomb Robbers and Royal Mummies

Mummy Musical Chairs

The Third Intermediate Period

Horsemen from the Holy Mountain

Back to the Drawing Board

The Final Humiliation

Additional Reading - Sources of Quotes

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