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Everything Ancient Egypt
Everything Ancient Egypt
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

The ancient Egyptians thought big and built bigger, leaving behind monuments and messages that have endured for five millennia despite tomb robbers and the ravages of time. Pyramids and mummies tell us about their deaths, but new technologies are peeling the wraps off their mysterious lives. In Everything Ancient Egypt kids will discover all they want to know about the mysteries of ancient Egypt and learn new weird, wacky, and fascinating facts as well. Sections in the book include Rise of the Pharaohs, Death and the Afterlife, Life in Ancient Egypt, and Fun With Ancient Egypt (a section that provides readers with exciting hands-on learning!). Stunning photos and an interactive glossary round out this exciting and engaging new series addition.


$12.95
Voices of Ancient Egypt - Softcover
Voices of Ancient Egypt - Softcover
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This richly illustrated collection of poems gives readers a dynamic sense of everyday life in ancient Egypt. Each poem is the voice of a particular worker, explaining his or her job and its importance— from scribes to farmers and herders, embalmers to bird catchers and pyramid builders.


$6.95
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Beautiful, mysterious, and tragic, Cleopatra remains one of the most mesmerizing women of all time—and here is her story, based on the latest archaeological research. Secrets unfold in the official companion book to the exhibition co-sponsored by National Geographic, which opened in Philadelphia in May 2010 and will tour the United States for several years. Written by the inimitable Zahi Hawass in collaboration with underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, this richly illustrated book chronicles the life of Cleopatra and the centuries-long quest to learn more about the queen and her tumultuous era, the last pharaonic period of Egyptian history. For the crowds nationwide who will visit the blockbuster exhibit, as well as fans of popular illustrated histories such as this, Cleopatra and the Lost Treasures of Egypt holds rare glimpses and stunning revelations from the life of a star-crossed queen.

$28.00
Eyewitness to History
Eyewitness to History
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

History comes alive in this engaging and lavishly illustrated chronicle, which spans world events and people from ancient times to the 21st century. The voices of the great and humble speak to us through songs, documents, edicts, poetry, letters, menus, and even graffiti, revealing each era's conflicts, daily life, arts, science, religion, and enduring influence. Interactive design focuses on the tangible artifacts of history, and magnificent illustrations—including period art, archival photographs, and expertly rendered scenes of long-ago events—bring vivid immediacy and appeal to every colorful spread.


$35.00
Great Empires
Great Empires
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Experience what life was like when pharaohs erected the majestic pyramids; when Hannibal commanded Carthage's 40,000 troops; when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor; and when the drive to conquer defined the destiny of leaders and the lives of ordinary people. Much of human history is destined to be forgotten—but thousands of years have not erased the epic stories of the great empires of the world. Great Empires sweeps through the ages, uncovering the secrets of dynasties from the dawn of human civilization to the 20th century and tracing the path of power around the globe and across the centuries. Each chapter delves into the times, places, and historical forces that gave rise to legendary warriors, charismatic kings, and lasting dynasties.


$40.00
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

From the first civilizations to the 21st century this wide-ranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history: great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics, and stories galore. Designed as an authoritative reference that's also irresistible to browse, it's a brilliant blend of narrative, analysis, detailed facts, and visual variety including sidebars, time lines, and more than 200 maps and illustrations.


$24.95
National Geographic Readers: Mummies
National Geographic Readers: Mummies
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Why were mummies mummified? These mysterious corpses provide a fascinating window on the past of cultures worldwide. This colorful book has plenty of ghoulish intrigue to keep young readers reading. They'll learn about the science behind the myths through a compelling combination of fun, facts, jokes and captivating photography.


$3.99
The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun
The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Tutankhamun has mesmerized the world ever since Howard Carter's dramatic discovery of his treasure-filled tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, a priceless trove that casts a spell on everyone that sees it. In this richly illustrated book, Egypt's leading archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, chronicles the Boy King and the royal dynasty that bred him.


$19.95