New York : Facts On File, 2003.
xiv, 417 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The Nile Valley civilization, which spanned a period from c. 5000 BC to the early centuries AD, was one of the earliest created by humankind. Egyptian art and architecture, religion, and medicine all had an immense impact on later civilizations. Containing the most up-to-date information and organized in a highly accessible format, Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt explores all aspects of life in ancient Egypt, from predynastic times to the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. This revised edition discusses the latest findings in areas that are currently at the forefront of Egyptology, including the results of the latest excavations and the techniques involved in new scientific studies. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, as well as original line drawings, photographs, and maps.