Ancient Egypt has captivated visitors for centuries. This beautifully illustrated volume offers an intriguing insight into the religious and burial practices of the ancient Egyptians. It reveals the tombs of the three most famous ancient burial sites in Egypt: Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings, where the famous tomb of the boy-king Tuthankhamun was discovered. It also investigates the numerous temples of the pharaohs, gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. Lavishly illustrated with wonderful photographs and detailed plans of the major sites, this informative book will provide the reader with a fresh and authoritative view of this ancient civilization. * A fascinating tour of the temples built to worship the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt, including Philae, Karnak and Abydos. * A detailed survey of the famous tombs of the pharaohs, their queens and their royal officials. * Compelling insights into the daily lives and religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. * Illustrated with over 500 photographs of the major sites. About the Author: Lorna Oakes is a lecturer in Egyptology at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is also a Special Assistant in the Education Service of the British Museum, and regularly takes part in public gallery talks and lectures on ancient Egypt and the Near East. She has led many study tours to Egypt, a country which she loves and where she has many friends.