Author(s): OAKES LORNA & GAHLIN LUCIA
Ancient Egypt has captivated visitors for centuries. This beautiful volume explores all the main sites, temples and tombs, and investigates how mythology and religion underpinned this great civilization. It reveals the tombs of the three most famous ancient burial sites in Egypt: Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings, and investigates the numerous temples of the pharaohs, gods and goddesses. The second half of the book looks in detail at the myths surrounding each of the gods and goddesses and their role in Creation, and how the pharaoh was the embodiment of a divine being. Funerary rituals, festivals and superstitions also feature in this masterly history.
Lorna Oakes is a lecturer in Egyptology at Birkbeck College, University of London. She also lectures on Ancient Egypt at the British Museum. Lucia Gahlin is an Egyptologist who has lectured at the Universities of Exeter, Warwick and Birkbeck College. She is also the co-author of Civilizations of the Ancient World.