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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Hist Atlas)

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Hist Atlas)
Author: Bill Manley
ISBN 13: 9780140513318
ISBN 10: 140513310
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
List Price: $21.00

From its humble origins as a cluster of rival chiefdoms along the banks of the Nile, ancient Egypt rose to become one of the most advanced civilizations of its time. This atlas traces its turbulent history and remarkable cultural development, from the founding of Memphis around 5000BC, through the territorial expansion and flourishing trade of the ' age of empire ', rivalries are charted through the successive dynasties, from the strife of the intermediate periods to the golden ages of prosperity and artistic glory under Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. The latest archaeological evidence is used to cast new light on the vast architectural legacy of the world's first great nation state.