Books on Egyptian Civilization in less than 200 pages.

Interesting books on the mysterious Egyptian Civilization that you can finish in two sittings.
Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery: Photographs by Harry Burton (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery: Photographs by Harry Burton (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

by Susan J. Allen

About the book:  This richly illustrated book of vintage photographs commemorates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration in 1922 of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ruled ca. 1336–1327 B.C.).  These photographs, documenting every stage in the process of discovery, were taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton. Burton was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition when he was “lent” to Howard Carter, the famed excavator of Tutankhamun’s tomb.From the rock-cut steps leading down to the entrance passage, to the opening of the sealed chambers inside, to the first view of the contents of the tomb and the removal of the objects, Burton’s beautiful black-and-white photographs show thousands of the richly made and decorated objects found in the tomb.  Carefully reproduced from Burton’s original prints, the photographs are accompanied by new descriptive text written by two prominent Egyptologists with extensive knowledge of the history of Tutankhamun and the contents of his tomb.

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated…
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The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated…

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About the book:  The Papyrus of Ani is the most beautiful, best-preserved, and complete example of ancient Egyptian philosophical and religious thought. Written and illustrated some 3,300 years ago, The Egyptian Book of the Dead is an integral part of the world's spiritual heritage. It is an artistic rendering of the mysteries of life and death. For the first time since its creation, this ancient papyrus is now available in full color with an integrated English translation directly below each image.This publication opens the door to one of humanity's earliest and finest spiritual treasures. The Chronicle Books edition of The Book of Going Forth by Day was first published in 1994 and revised in 1998. This twentieth anniversary edition has been revised and expanded to include significant improvements to the display of the images of the Papyrus, a survey of the continuing importance of ancient Egypt in modern culture, a detailed history of Egyptian translation and philology since the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799, and a state-of-the-art Annotated Bibliography and Study Guide for Ancient Egyptian studies.For the first time in 3,300 years, The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Papyrus of Ani is showcased in its entirety in seventy-four magnificent color pages. With this third revised edition, the entire corpus of this critical work is given its most accessible and lavish presentation ever.

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners
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Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners

by Bill Manley

About the book:  An original and accessible approach to learning hieroglyphs, written by an experienced teacher and author.This is the first guide to reading hieroglyphs that begins with Egyptian monuments themselves. Assuming no knowledge on the part of the reader, it shows how to interpret the information on the inscriptions in a step-by-step journey through the script and language of ancient Egypt.We enter the world of the ancient Egyptians and explore their views on life and death, Egypt and the outside world, humanity and the divine. The book draws on texts found on some thirty artifacts ranging from coffins to stelae to obelisks found in museums in Egypt, America, and Europe, and selected across two thousand years. The texts are then explained clearly, and are supported by full translations, photographs, and line drawings. 49 illustrations

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Selections from the Husia: Sacred Wisdom from Ancient Egypt
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Selections from the Husia: Sacred Wisdom from Ancient Egypt

by Maulana Karenga

About the book:  A selection and retranslation of the oldest sacred text in the world, with critical commentaries on the richness of the African spiritual achievement and legacy in ancient Egypt. In this selection we read the earliest written record of the dawning of humanity's structured consciousness concerning spirituality and ethics. Here we find, for the first time in human history, the concepts of Maat (truth, justice, rightness), humans in the image of God, human dignity, judgment after death, free will, immortality of the soul, human equality, and social justice.

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Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Gods, Pharaohs, Dynasties, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt
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Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Gods, Pharaohs, Dynasties, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

by Patrick Auerbach

About the book:  Ancient Egypt's impact on later cultures was immense. You could say that Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek and Roman culture, and, through them, influenced all of the Western tradition. Today, Egyptian imagery, concepts, and perspectives are found everywhere; you will find them in architectural forms, on money, and in our day to day lives. Many cosmetic surgeons, for example, use the silhouette of Queen Nefertiti (whose name means “the beautiful one has come”) in their advertisements. Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted for more than 3000 years and showed an incredible amount of continuity. That is more than 15 times the age of the United States, and consider how often our culture shifts; less than 10 years ago, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube. While today we consider the Greco-Roman period to be in the distant past, it should be noted that Cleopatra VII's reign (which ended in 30 BCE) is closer to our own time than it was to that of the construction of the pyramids of Giza. It took humans nearly 4000 years to build something--anything--taller than the Great Pyramids. Contrast that span to the modern era; we get excited when a record lasts longer than a decade. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary largely forgotten chapter of history.

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The Hermetica
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The Hermetica

by Timothy Freke,Peter Gandy

About the book:  The first easily accessible translation of the esoteric writings that inspired some of the world?s greatest artists, scientists, and philosophers. Here is an essential digest of the Greco-Egyptian writings attributed to the legendary sage-god Hermes Trismegistus (Greek for thrice-greatest Hermes)?a combination of the Egyptian Thoth and the Greek Hermes. The figure of Hermes was venerated as a great and mythical teacher in the ancient world and was rediscovered by the finest minds of the Renaissance. The writings attributed to his hand are a time capsule of Egyptian and Greek esoteric philosophy and have influenced figures including Blake, Newton, Milton, Shelley, Shakespeare, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jung. Providing a fascinating introduction to the intersection of the Egyptian and Hellenic cultures and the magico-religious ideas of the antique world, The Hermetica is a marvelous volume for anyone interested in understanding the West?s roots in mystical thought.

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The Ancient Black Hebrews and Arabs
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The Ancient Black Hebrews and Arabs

by Anu M'Bantu,Gert Muller

About the book:  The evidence from the Bible describes the ancient Hebrews as being Afro-haired and Black. Abraham, Jacob, David and Solomon were Black. Pictures of the ancient Hebrews show this part of Biblical record to be accurate. These pictures are presented here! Most people do not know that the original Arabs of ancient times were Black. This book quotes ancient authorities and the ancient Arabs themselves to show that they were considered by themselves, and others, as Black. It also demonstrates how the Arabs became more intermixed with time. A must buy for those interested in ancient Asiatic Black people!

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Ma'at 42 Plus God
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Ma'at 42 Plus God

by LaTonya Page~Balkcom

About the book:  This Pocket Edition of MA'AT 42 Plus God gives ideas on how to incorporate the Laws of MA'AT Principles in a more simplistic way for everyday living, in a common sense approach for living a more prosperous life. Fear not: MA'AT is not a religion, but, simply a way of LIFE. The Essence of God is the 42 Principles/Concepts of MA'AT. We must Master a way to explain these Principles to our inner-selves, in efforts to manifest our higher-self on a daily basis. It's time to reclaim or recover all parts of our Divine African Spirituality. Ancient Kemet recognized that MOST of what We need to get through Life, with Purpose and Meaning Already Exist Within our Hearts. We just simply have to tap into the powers within. MA'AT also teaches how to create a self-directed Life that brings Joy,Contentment and a Renewed sense of Purpose! We must learn to manifest in a likeness and image of Truth, Justice, Order, Balance, Harmony, Peace, Reciprocity and Love…and be undisturbed in the midst of everyday chaos and confusion. We must understand that it is in our best interest to always return to that Truth, Justice, Order, Balance, Harmony, Love, Reciprocity and Peace on a daily basis as we go about the day. We are a peaceful people by nature. Our thoughts, feelings, and actions should line up with the attributes of and the reflection of God. When your emotions have that response as of the energy powers of God, you will change all events in your life into positive experiences. You possess the power to create your day. This book gives you a common sense approach to everyday life experiences that will allow you to vibrate at a higher frequency above all negativity that one may experience throughout the day. The Spirit of God flows through you to others. Your emotions need to respond in Truth, Justice, Order, Balance, Harmony, Reciprocity and Love in order to be effective towards others. You are a Divine Being.

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Egyptian Mythology
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Egyptian Mythology

by Matt Clayton

About the book:  Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals This book on Egyptian mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Egyptian Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals. In this book, you will also find factual history as well as insightful information regarding Egyptian mythology. This book is broken into three parts: Fantastic Images—Ancient Egyptian myths and legends as we know them today.Factual History—Covering pre-history through classical antiquity.Unraveling Myth—Looking at Egyptian mythology from a fresh perspective.This book is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Pieces of this story have been found throughout Egypt. One of the most appealing aspects of the Osiris myth is the human-like behavior of the gods within the story. Many of the other gods of the Egyptian pantheon were rather emotionless and their stories far less interesting. With the Osiris story, the gods display a broad range of emotions that made them more real to mere mortals. Just some of the questions and topics covered in this book include Egypt in ContextCreationFall of HumanityOsiris MythChief Gods of the Egyptian PantheonLesser Known PantheonSecrets of Giza — Sphinx and PyramidsKing ListAncient Egyptian HistoryClassical AntiquityDragons and Other CreaturesOsiris, Isis, Seth and HorusThe Meaning of MythBuy the book now and learn more about egyptian mythology

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Fun with Egyptian Symbols Stencils
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Fun with Egyptian Symbols Stencils

by Ellen Harper

About the book:  This collection of open stencils introduces youngsters to six symbols with an ancient past. Included are Egyptian emblems for the scarab beetle; cobra goddess Renenutet; Horus, the falcon god; the vulture goddess Nekhbet; the Eye of Horus; and a ram with curved horns — one of the many forms of Amun, "the king of gods."Ideal for use in school assignments and decoration, these unusual figures will create instant interest on a variety of flat surfaces.

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Egyptian Mythology
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Egyptian Mythology

by Martin R. Phillips

About the book:  ~ EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY ~ The Complete Guide! **Limited Edition** From the ~Ancient Civilizations and Mythology~ collection and the award winning writer, Martin R. Phillips, comes a masterful explanation of the Egyptian's mythology. From the gods to the pharaohs to all of the ancient legends and the folk lore, this book has it all! "An excellent depiction of the Egyptian's mythology... amazing stuff!" - Alex Lemmings, Book Critique Topics of Discussion - The Creation - How to Usurp a God - Morality, Life, Death and the Afterlife - The Pantheon and the Deeds of the Gods - Two Tales of the Ancients - Monuments and the Parts of the Soul - and much more! Grab Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $30 but if you purchase this book today you will get it for just $11.99! --------- Tags: Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Mythology, Egypt, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Civilizations, Gods, Pharaohs, Sphinx, Pyramids, Ra, Isis, Set

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How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs
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How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

by Mark Collier,Bill Manley

About the book:  Hieroglyphs are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument, we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning. Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and Bill Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt. Collier and Manley's novel approach is informed by years of experience teaching Egyptian hieroglyphs to non-specialists. Using attractive drawings of actual inscriptions displayed in the British Museum, they concentrate on the kind of hieroglyphs readers might encounter in other collections, especially funerary writings and tomb scenes. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script or Middle Egyptian grammar and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises. The texts offer insights into the daily experiences of their ancient authors and touch on topics ranging from pharaonic administration to family life to the Egyptian way of death. With this book as a guide, one can enjoy a whole new experience in understanding Egyptian art and artifacts around the world.

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