• Ancient Egypt: A Concise Overview of the Egyptian History and Mythology Including the Egyptian Gods, Pyramids, Kings and Queens

  • Ancient History, Book 1
  • By: Eric Brown
  • Narrated by: John B Leen
  • Series: Ancient History Series, Book 1
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 26-11-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Eric Brown
  • 5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Summary

Explore the history and mythology of the Egyptian Kingdom! 

There are many mysteries of the ancient Egyptian empire and dynasties. Archaeologists and Egyptologists have been studying the artifacts and ruins for centuries, and there is still much left to learn. The body of Cleopatra VII, who was the last ruler of Egypt and is one of the most famed people in history, has never been discovered. Yet, there have been many amazing discoveries, such as the tomb of King Tutankhamun or King Tut, which was discovered fully intact and full of amazing artifacts, engravings, and history.

Through exploring the ancient Egyptian ruins and tombs, we have been able to learn much about their way of life, views of the afterlife, religious beliefs, dynasties, invasions from foreign kingdoms, battle tactics, family, and more.

 In this book you will find:  

  • How Egypt came to become the first empire
  • The creation myth of Amun-Ra, Osiris, and Set
  • A timeline of the entire reign of the Egyptian dynastic periods, from the Old Kingdom to Roman Egypt
  • The Heliopolitan Ennead and its importance
  • Details on some of the most important gods including Ra, Amun-Ra, Anubis, Bastet, Isis, and Sekhmet
  • Details on the life of some of the most prominent kings, including Menes, Cheops, Amenemhet I, Tuthmosis I and III, Akhenaten, Ramesses II and III, and Ptolemy I Soter
  • The lives of some of the most important queens and how they gained power including Khentkawes I, Ahmose-Nefertari, Hatshepsut, Tiye, Nefertiti, and the famed Cleopatra VII
  • How the pyramids and temples were built
  • How the water levels of the Nile caused either prosperity or disaster
  • The daily lives of Egyptians, how they farmed, their family dynamic, and hygiene
  • And more

Don’t wait another moment to enjoy from this information. Get your copy of Ancient Egypt right away!

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  • Nelson
  • cheltennham, United Kingdom
  • 28-12-18

Good for beginner

The author forgot to tell the truth,there was no Egypt or pharaoh, he did not mention of the true history of Kemet. The book is a commercial rather than a historical book. Very superficial

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Great over view

Great over view, art history buffs and history majors will be happy. I read this as a bedtime book and liked it.

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Well researched, good read

Great book. well written for anyone interested in daily life in ancient Egypt.Learning a lot I didn't know!

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Readable and Informative

Readable and informative.
A good history of ancient Egypt. Easy to read.
Great book. well written for anyone interested in daily life in ancient Egypt.Learning a lot I didn't know!

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would recommend it.

I like history in general. All civilizations are connected during the
Thousands of years of human evolution and today's history is
The child of the past. I recommend the book highly.

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It surprised me how sophisticated life of ancient

The book is well organized. Every part provides relevant information about specific topic.
Maybe more references to archeological evidence would be helpful.
Anyway, I'm glad I've found this book.

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New appreciation for ancient Egyptian society

Everyday life and outlook on life and death very interesting - really have a new understanding and much deeper appreciation of Egyptian society and culture.

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Extraordinary book

I read this prior to a sightseeing trip to Eqypt. The book is short and an easy read. Gives a great overview of multiple aspects of everyday life.

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Wonderful

This book contains everything anyone would want to know about Ancient Egypt. It explains the time periods on the kingdoms & dynasties simply. The reader gains insight into the way people viewed the many different gods.

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Wealth of Information

This book contains all one needs to know on Ancient Egypt. Everything in one place without having to consult numerous books.
I love the way it explains the time periods on the kingdoms & dynasties. It gives the reader great insight into the way people viewed the many different gods .

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  • james
  • 07-12-18

Four Stars

Very good for anyone interested in the details of life in ancient Egypt--customs, religion, government, day-to-day life, etc.

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  • Riswana
  • 07-12-18

Engrossing tale of ancient Egypt

Excellent description of life in ancient Egypt.A subject which was always wrapped in mystery with all the different reigns and the Pharaohs now easy to follow.An engrossing read.

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  • wyatt
  • 07-12-18

Good read

A fascinating, easy read. I love the details of daily life in ancient cultures, and this delivers. It packs a lot of info into a short book.

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  • kazim
  • 07-12-18

Interesting Read

This book promised, and delivered on, a description of everyday life in ancient Egypt. It tells us what they ate, what the inside of their homes looked like, what they slept on, and even described what the six kinds of boats they used looked like. I did find it interesting. I did find it written just a smidgen above the level of the average reader. I recommend keeping a dictionary close at hand.

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  • Hugo
  • 07-12-18

Great

The descriptions of the everyday lives of Egyptians feature many humanizing elements -- maybe nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition, but the Egyptians certainly did anticipate and greatly dread the after-death exam they were sure they'd be undergoing, so much that crib sheets containing the correct things to say were tucked in somewhere easy to access, like between their thighs. It's endearing to think of them gulping nervously and furtively consulting their hidden, handy written guide before saying anything incriminating (or, more accurately, not assertively denying anything they needed to deny.)

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  • joseph
  • 06-12-18

A good overview

A quick review of the subject. The book gives the big picture so you can read more detailed works without getting lost in the details.

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  • jaksen
  • 06-12-18

Nice

This book provides a basic understanding of the Kingdoms and Dynasties in Ancient Egypt. You also read about the social structure and who held the power within Ancient Egyptian society. Religion, Mythology and the Rituals of Ancient Egypt are also explored.

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  • dylan
  • 06-12-18

Enjoyed learning

On the positive side Egypt contributed eye makeup and breath mints to our culture (among many, many other things. ) On the negative side, though, there was oppression of the commoners and sometimes brutal repression.

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  • corneliusdavid
  • 06-12-18

Very informative and readable

There are also some interesting arguments about how the pyramids were built and a recent article noting that it may not have been as difficult as previously thought.

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  • brittany
  • 06-12-18

I highly suggest this for homeschoolers.

I highly suggest this for homeschoolers. Complex enough to be comprehensive, but any high school homeschooler without learning difficulties should be able to handle it. Even if your homeschooler does struggle with learning, with help, this is doable.