Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

By Ian Shaw

Call Number: DT61 .S57 2004

Ian Shaw describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on discoveries made by early Egyptologists, but also on fascinating new kinds of evidence produced by modern scientific and linguistic analysis. He also explores the changing influences on our responses to these finds, through such media as literature, cinema, and contemporary art. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of ancient Egypt, from despotic pharaohs to dismembered bodies, and from hieroglyphs to animal-headed gods.

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