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The British Museum Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ancient Egypt (British Museum Illustrated Encyclopedias and Atlas)

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"an excellent publication and, whilst aimed at the younger reader...would also be of use to anyone new to the subject" --Ancient Egypt Magazine, April/May 2006


Drawing on the vast resources of the British Museum's Egyptological collections and other collections worldwide, this children's encyclopaedia combines authoritative reference with approachable design. There are some 280 alphabetical entries, most illustrated in full colour. This edition also offers an exciting new feature: links to British Museum websites. If you have no computer access, the book still stands alone as an authoritative, colourful and readable reference volume to every aspect of ancient Egypt, from amulets to zodiac. For those with internet access, the book now offers links to a suite of websites offering information, games and activities based on ancient Egypt, with the British Museum's guarantee of quality and accuracy of content, reliability and suitability. Another unique and important feature of this encyclopaedia is the section of thematic trails, designed to help children who are not sure where to start in the A-Z entries. Each trail follows the core entries for a popular theme (such as Myths and Magic, Work, Leisure or Gods and Goddesses). Icons beside the text entries help the child to spot the right subjects and follow the trail.

Possible follow-ups or related topics are suggested to encourage browsing and wider reading. Thus the young reader gains confidence in using a real reference book, in an enjoyable way.

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A very good reference book for helping anyone who is iterented in this period od history in egypt and explains
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