Ancient Egypt: The Basics offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history, archaeology and influence of this fascinating civilization. Coverage includes:

  • A survey of Egyptian history from its earliest origins to the coming of Islam
  • Life and death in ancient Egypt
  • Key archaeological discoveries and important characters
  • Egypt’s impact and reception through to the modern day

Lively and engaging, this is an indispensable resource for anyone beginning their studies of Egyptian history, culture and archaeology, and a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the country’s long and captivating past.

chapter 2|35 pages

Life and death in Ancient Egypt

chapter 3|32 pages

Ancient Egypt: the earlier years

chapter 4|27 pages

The age of empire and beyond

chapter 5|16 pages

Some big discoveries

chapter 6|22 pages

Influences and effects

chapter 7|13 pages

Exploring Egypt today