Imagining Egypt

Imagining Egypt

A Living Portrait of the Time of the Pharaohs

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Explore the history and culture of ancient Egypt in a brand-new way with this unique book sure to appeal to adults and young people alike. The ancient Egyptians thrived over a 3,000-year period and are considered to have been one of the most sophisticated and innovative societies the world has ever known. In Imagining Egypt readers learn how to decode hieroglyphics, find out how the pyramids were built, read ancient myths and legends—and experience the daily life and culture of the Egyptians in a whole new way.

Brand-new computer recreations of ancient monuments and structures, rendered by the author in full color just as they would have looked in their own time, are acompanied by photos of the sites today. With its highly original artwork, lively layout, and entertaining, interactive style, Imagining Egypt carries readers back to an exotic and fascinating time and place, into a culture that exerts influence and commands respect today. Going beyond artifacts and ruins to show what life was really like at the time, it’s perfect for students, teachers, armchair historians, and travelers.

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London-based fine artist and writer Millmore explores ancient Egypt and its mythical roots for a general readership (with writing appropriate for middle school students and above) using computer generated imaginings and photographs of the sites today. Chapters are attractively and accessibly designed, incorporating common history with narratives of legend and myth in brief sections and abundant illustrations. Millmore's pictures and text detail the systems of hieroglyphs and mathematics; highlight unusual facts about every day Egyptian life; imagine royal regalia; and illustrate both humans and gods (and some said to be both) that populated the Pharaohs' kingdoms, among other topics. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, c2007
ISBN: 9781579125479
Branch Call Number: 932 Mil
Characteristics: 192 p. ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps


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