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The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt Paperback – Sep 1997


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press; New edition edition (Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714119091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714119090
  • Product Dimensions: 26.8 x 21.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,826,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cross-referenced and comprehensively indexed entries provide clear explanations and descriptions of the major ideas, events and personalities that shaped 4000 years of civilization in the Nile Valley. Entries on the archaeologists who revealed Egypt's legacy bring the story up-to-date. Each entry is followed by a short bibliography to enable readers to pursue the topic in greater detail.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Client d'Amazon on 19 Jun. 2001
Format: Paperback
All the people enjoy with this Dictionary. The Egyptian Civilisation is here enlighted by many photos, explanations and maps. The researcher and the student can take very recent biblographical references. It's wonderful book, with new ligt on egyptian civilisation.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "petsim" on 5 Dec. 2002
Format: Paperback
i was fortunate to get my copy of this book in the american university of cairo. and id never part with it (even tho it is a bit tatty now, and falling to bits.
if u have a question on ancient egypt ~ this book will always be your starting reference point. each entry has a prefixed bibliography that points u to further topics and articles of relevance, so making this reference book an invaluable tool for beginners and seasoned egyptologists alike. not to mention the cross referencing that makes life easier when indulging in research and associated topics.
its well written, succinct and beautifully illustrated.
this is one book that u just MUST have sitting by ur desk. no-one can praise this book enough ~ BUY IT
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Brief but interesting 1 Mar. 2002
By larry_darrell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
About 300 pages long with 2-3 articles per page. It is probably not useful for highly knowledgeable Egyptologists (for example, the stunning site of Abu Simbal gets about half a page - whereas a book could be written on it) but is a very compact resource for those who know a little and want to find out about particular topics. Or you can just flick through it and read about particular topics as they catch your eye - the maps, illustrations and photos are well selected and quite attractive. Also, since it is written by Englishmen it is mercifully quite free of the tedious P.C. stuff that is so prevalent in the academy today.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Brief but interesting 1 Mar. 2002
By larry_darrell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
About 300 pages long with 2-3 articles per page. It is probably not useful for highly knowledgeable Egyptologists (for example, the stunning site of Abu Simbal gets about half a page - whereas a book could be written on it) but is a very compact resource for those who know a little and want to find out about particular topics. Or you can just flick through it and read about particular topics as they catch your eye - the maps, illustrations and photos are well selected and quite attractive. Also, since it is written by Englishmen it is mercifully quite free of the tedious P.C. stuff that is so prevalent in the academy today.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
An indespensable title 20 Jun. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A well thought out and comprehensive dictionary. Includes a wealth of information and photographs and should be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Ancient Egypt
A well of information 18 Mar. 2014
By Joanne E. Mahar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As an author the book has helped in answering some questions I could find nowhere else. The print in the book I bought was quite small, but over-all I have found the book helpful.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Easy to read with very minor complications 19 Nov. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic book! It helped my kids with their projects about Egypt. I reccomend this book to everyone!
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