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The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt [Hardcover]

Ian Shaw , Paul Nicholson
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24 Nov 2008
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.


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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press; Revised edition edition (24 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714119806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714119809
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 23 x 28.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 488,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars wealth of information 20 Sep 2010
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This book is a gem of kn owledge. Bought as a present for someone very interested in Egyptian, this has wider coverage than many other texts which concentrate on specific parts. Therefore very useful for a detailed overview.
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