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Ancient Egypt

Author: Steele, Christy
Publisher: Raintree/Steck Vaughn, 2001
Reading Level: ages 4 to 12

A 48 page introduction to Ancient Egypt for youngsters.


Ancient Egypt

Authors: Hayden, Kate e.a.
Publisher: World Book Inc. 1998
Reading Level: ages 9 to 12

A general introduction into the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. Intended for an audience of ages 9 to 12, this book can also be used by teachers.



Ancient Egypt: The Great Discoveries

Author: Reeves, Nicholas
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, 2000

From the Rosetta Stone to the Valley of the Golden Mummies, this book covers the most important archaeological discoveries in Egypt.


Atlas of Ancient Egypt

Authors: Baines, John - Malek, Jaromir
Publisher: Facts on File, 1983 

With this comprehensible site-by-site atlas, Egyptologists John Baines and Jaromir Malek  explore Ancient Egypt in a unique and fascinating manner. With many highly detailed maps and pictures, this book is one of the best reference works on Ancient Egypt.


Discoveries & Inventions - Ancient Egypt

Author: Shuter, Jane
Publisher: Raintree/Steck Vaughn, 1998
Reading Level: ages 9 to 12

A look at the  more than 3.000 years of discoveries and inventions of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Intended for an audience of ages 9 to 12, this book is a great asset for teachers.


Egypt: Splendours of an Ancient Civilization

Author: Siliotti, Alberto
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, 1998

Exquisite colour photographs and illustrations illustrations of Egypt's monuments, treasures, archaeological discoveries and travellers.


Egypt Uncovered

Authors: Davies, Vivian - Friedman, Renée
Publisher: New York, 1998

Peppered throughout with fresh perceptions and original research, "Egypt Uncovered" provides the general reading public with an insider's take on thought-provoking new ideas and concepts concerning this great civilization.


Egyptian Tombs

Author: Bendick, Jeanne
Publisher: Franklin Watts Inc., 1989
Reading Level: ages 9 to 12

Discusses the design, purpose, and excavation of the pyramids of ancient Egypt, the Egyptians' beliefs about death, how mummies were made, and some legends about the pyramids.



Exploring Ancient Egypt

Author: Shaw, Ian 
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2003

Each chapter in this book addresses a different site in Egypt and focuses on an aspect from the Ancient Egyptian culture based on that site.


Look What Came from Egypt

Author: Harvey, Miles
Publisher: Franklin Watts Inc., 1998
Reading Level: ages 4 to 8

An introduction to the history and culture of Ancient Egypt and to what makes the Ancient Egyptian culture special. This book can also be a great resource for teachers.


Pharaohs and Priests

Author: Shuter, Jane
Publisher: Heineman Library, 1998
Reading Level: ages 9 to 12

A general introduction into the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. Intended for an audience of ages 9 to 12, this book can also be used by teachers at schools.


Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Author: Payne, Elizabeth
Publisher: Random House, re-issue August 1998
Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12

Starting with the Rosetto Stone and the decipherment of the hieroglyphic writing, the author examines the archaeological studies that have helped unlock the mystery of Egypt's first kings.


History Starts Here - The Ancient Egyptians

Author: Shuter, Jane 
Publisher: Hodder Wayland, 2002
Reading Level: Young readers

This illustrated textbook  covers topics from the time of the ancient Egyptians such as housing, clothing, farming and trade, food and drink, and gods and temples.


Horrible Histories - The Awesome Egyptians

Author: Harvey, Miles
Publisher: Franklin Watts Inc., 1998
Reading Level: ages 4 to 8

An introduction to the history and culture of Ancient Egypt and to what makes the Ancient Egyptian culture special. This book can also be a great resource for teachers.


The British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt

Authors: Quirke, Stephen - Spencer, Jeffrey
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 1996

This book covers every aspect of this civilisation, from its prehistory to its demise. Individual sections are devoted to the natural setting of the Nile Valley, social and economic life, religious beliefs and funerary practices.


Ancient Peoples and Places - The Egyptians

Author: Aldred, Cyril
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 1998

With a preface by Egyptologist Aidan Dodson, this book is considered "the best single account of Ancient Egyptian history and culture that is available -- Antiquity".


The Search for Ancient Egypt

Author: Vercoutter, Jean
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, 1992

A gripping account of the search for a lost civilisation introduces the colourful cast of explorers, adventurers, and archaeologists who uncovered the long-buried secrets and treasures of ancient Egypt.


World of the Pharaohs

Authors: Hobson, Christine (e.a.)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 1998

This lavishly illustrated volume is filled with tales of the discovery of the monuments of ancient Egypt....Any student of Ancient Egypt will find it fascinating. Beautifully illustrated, it can be read from cover to cover and it can serve as a good reference book.


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