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Eyewitness Books' Ancient Egypt continues the tradition of excellent, accurate, and beautiful reference works for kids 9 to 12 years old. Ancient Egyptian civilization holds a special fascination for many, with its mummies, pyramids, and highly stylized artworks. Kids can explore a Pharaoh's tomb, see a mummy up close, and find out about Egyptian gods. Lots of archaeological relics show what life was like for the ancient Egyptians, from how they dressed to the games they played. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Grade 5-8 Like the successful "Eyewitness" books, this series has a large format, captionlike texts, and an extravagant museum of illustrations. Large fold-out pages illustrate big ideas, e.g., the burial procession of a pharaoh. Each book tackles a broad subject, but glossaries, indexes, time lines, and maps help unify the information. Small boxes scattered throughout are obviously meant to capture readers' attention, but they sometimes backfire, as when the facts they provide are too mundane or obscure for the intended audience. Ancient Egypt makes a broad sweep of the history of the land of the Nile, hitting on the standard topics, but also focusing on the daily life of ancient Egyptians. The illustrations are especially good here.[...] Attractive but somewhat dry overviews. Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library.
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Product Details

  • Series: Eyewitness
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd; 2nd edition (August 29, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751320749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751320749
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,423,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 21, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I'm a dabbler in Ancient Egyptian history and this is a great buy. At under $15 I think it's a great deal considering it's hardcover and has a TON of full color pictures. It covers a wide array of topics from Geography to Pharoahs. The book is handsome enough to display on a coffee table, detailed enough to get a taste of ancient egypt, and still simple enough that it would make a terrific gift for a child of any age (I'm 23 and I think this book is fantastic).
Other topics include: daily life of the Egyptian (not just nobility!), tools, jewelry, mummification, writing system, agriculture, textiles, food, religion.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By yarden on January 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
DK eyewitness books are some of the greatest non-fiction books around. The distinctive white background and high-quality photography gives this book an edge over any other nonfiction picture book. And -- these pictures are real! They're beautiful museum-quality photos of all things related to Egypt, accompanied by informative captions and text.
Learn about Egypt, mummies, egyptian gods, and everyday life in Egypt. SEE the objects common to everyday life in Egypt. If you know someone (young or old) who is fascinated by Egypt and archaeology, then you must introduce them to this book!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on August 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
While the presentation makes this an excellent book for younger readers, the content and photographs make this a great reference book for all ages. One could have a shelf of books and still not have the pictoral breadth of this volume. Belongs in every serious collection of books on Ancient Egypt.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Heather Staats on April 12, 2001
Format: Hardcover
this is a great book on ancient egypt. this book has 60 pages that are filled with lots of info. this book has a great overveiw on ancient egypt and is filled with lots of great colored pictures on every page. if you are into ancient egypt you will want to buy this book that is great for all ages.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven A. Peterson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is another in the series of books published under the "Eyewitness Books" imprimatur. These are designed for younger readers, to introduce them to important subjects. The focus here? Ancient Egypt.

To understand human history, a sense of Egypt's role is critical, just as the study of Greece and Rome. This book does a nice job for its audience; those who want in depth discussion ought to look elsewhere.

The volume begins with a brief history of Egypt and notes the role of the Pharaohs (including an enumeration of some of the more important/renowned (e.g., Akhenaton, Ramses, Thutmosis, and Tutankhamen), with some consideration of the nature of the royal court.

In some ways, as with many others in this series, the approach is "pastiche," featuring a variety of subjects, each discussed quite briefly. But, when one pouts these together, the end result is a decent introduction to key features of the subject covered.

One gets a sound introduction to "everyday life" in Ancient Egypt, including coverage of such topics as food and drink, song and dance, magic and medicine, writing, adorning the body, and so on.

In short, a nice volume for younger readers, to provide them some background regarding an important subject for understanding who we are and where we came from. Also worth noting is the wonderful set of rich illustrations.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Judy K. Polhemus VINE VOICE on December 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I just reviewed another book for children about the treasures found in the tomb of Tutankhamun and sold at his latest traveling exhibit in Dallas. Now here is DK's Eyewitness version of "Ancient Egypt" for comparison.

Let's stop now. There is no comparison. Inside the Tomb of Tutankhamun is designed to study tomb treasures and the context in which they were created. It is perfect for its purpose. Eyewitness books are more inclusive of the country, time period and all cultural and religious aspects of the context. Created for grades 4-8, the maturity level makes this one more in-depth and serious. All the artwork is comprised of artifacts from various tombs and Egypt herself.

The lay-out is similar in that the history, geography, culture, daily life, and royalty as gods are presented. The treatment of mummification is a bit more detailed, as are magic and medicine, sacred rituals, writing, weapons of war, buying and selling, hunting and fishing, and so on. "Eyewitness Ancient Egypt" is more detailed and contains far more actual objects to illustrate the articles.

The section on Food and Drink shows the flat, leavened bread (which contained grit, the cause of the grinding down of teeth), grapes, pomegranates, dates, figs, and palm fruit. Toys and games show that children of all places and all times enjoyed such things. Just these two categories alone show the more advanced level of a collection of items from historical and archaeological significance.

What happened to Ancient Egypt? Alexander, of course. Then Ptolemy, who founded a dynasty that lasted until 30 B.C. when the Romans took over until the Christian conversion of the Empire. In the 7th cent. A.D., the Arabs conquered and turned Egypt into the Muslim country it is today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on June 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
DK Eyewitness books belong on your child's bookshelf. They explain and synthesize the subject matter and provide startlingly beautiful photographs and images. This book is no exception.

This was the basis for our family summer homeschool unit on Egypt. All ages can find interesting information inside. Well-written text, very descriptive captions, and wide-ranging information. And the images! Beautiful. Lead your children to a deeper understanding of the culture, beliefs, and technology of Ancient Egypt.
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