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Gods & Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology (World Mythologies Series,) Hardcover – January 1, 1987


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken (January 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805238026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805238020
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,212,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Timothy A Murdoch on March 6, 2000
Format: Library Binding
This is one of the best, most informative books I've ever read. I am teaching my son about ancient civilizations and came across this book. I picked it up and couldn't put it down until I finished it. The book contains serially related myths from ancient Egypt and is written in a very engaging style. The author is clearly an expert on ancient Egyptian civilization and writes very well. The chapters are of a length appropriate for bedtime story reading as well as for school-related activity. Furthermore, there is a nice taxonomy of the ancient Egyptian "pantheon" and an interesting, if too short, discussion of glyph writing. The text is beautifully illustrated and has interesting footnotes about many of the illustrations.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Seeker on August 13, 2004
Format: Hardcover
How did Osiris die?

Who took the throne then?

Who is the eye of the sun?

How was Egypt made?

You can find all the answers in this book. Through this amazing novel, many Egyptian myths are told with dramatic pictures and excitment. The myths in this book are the most exciting myths out of all of them. Even if you read the book once, you'll want to read it agian! Each story will capture your imagination each time.At the end of the book there is also a short lesson on writing hieroglyphics. All in all, this book adds up to be the best book I've ever read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H Magilow on December 20, 2012
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This was one of the first books on mythology that I checked out of my local library when I was a child. It quickly became a favorite. The artwork is beautiful and the stories compelling while still told in a manner that anyone can understand. I was delighted to find it on Amazon, and have enjoyed every moment re-reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B91 on March 1, 2014
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This is a really detailed book of Egyptian mythology. The pictures are wonderful as well. I'm so happy to have it apart of my mythology collection
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