This celebrated British Museum reference work is now republished in an enlarged and fully revised edition. Packed with facts, illustrations and insights, it answers all questions on ancient Egyptian topics from Abydos and ankh to Zoser and zodiac. This authoritative illustrated dictionary provides clear, in-depth explanations and descriptions of the important ideas, events and personalities throughout 4,000 years of Egyptian civilization. More than 700 extensively cross-referenced and comprehensively-indexed A-Z entries provide detailed and in-depth information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, line drawings, site plans and maps.