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Great Stories and Pictures of Ancient Egypt
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Great Stories and Pictures of Ancient Egypt

  • Jul 3, 2012
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In Realm of the Pharaohs, Dr.  Zahi Hawass, a noted Egyptologist, guides
readers through the ancient architectural landscape of  Egypt.
Readers are taken from simple/ornate homes and palaces of the living to the
temples of the gods and burial places of the deceased. For instance, Dr. Hawass
examines the mummy of Tutankhamum as it enters an MRI machine
for more detailed analysis of what remains of the musculoskeletal systems.

A plethora of photographs and a descriptive text unveil the mysteries
of ancient Egyptian life and culture. The artifacts were unearthed through
major excavations. For instance, an Old Kingdom masterpiece depicts a
statute of Khafre seated while being protected by the god Horus perched
behind the throne. The reign of Amenhotep III produced many sculptural
masterpieces like the Pharaoh seated adjacent to the crocodile god Sobek.
Sobek was a god of the Nile who brought fertility to the land.

The author provides an in depth insight into how ancient Egyptians lived and
prepared for burial.  Hierakonpolis is depicted as an early industrial brewery.
Wealthy Egyptians drank wine made from grapes, figs and dates.
There is a limestone statue of Ramses II at Rahina and much more.

The Realm of the Pharaohs takes readers on a tour of the most important sites
of ancient Egypt from the Pyramids at Giza to the Valley of the Kings.
Pictures of  the ornate earrings of Tutankhamun are depicted in a magestic
red, blue and gold.

The Realm of the Pharaohs by Dr. Zahi Hawass is an important research
document which covers many centuries of life in ancient Egypt. The full color
pictures are majestic. The presentation has a lot of detailed background
information which explains the historical significance of the sites and
artifacts. The book would be perfect for historians, Egyptologists,
scientists and students everywhere.                                                          

Article first published as <a href='http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-re...-realm-of-the-pharaohs/'>Book Review: <i> Realm of the Pharaohs </i> by Zahi Hawass </a> on Blogcritics.
                              
Great Stories and Pictures of Ancient Egypt

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