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The Resource The spirit of Ancient Egypt, by Ana Ruiz

The spirit of Ancient Egypt, by Ana Ruiz

Label
The spirit of Ancient Egypt
Title
The spirit of Ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
by Ana Ruiz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Exotic Ancient Egypt ... Deciphering Egypt's past, from pre-historic times until Rome's conquest in AD 30, Ana Ruiz reveals countless details about one of the earliest civilizations, piecing together a mosaic that accumulates to give an intriguing portrait of this ancient people, from pharaohs to families to priests, and outlines their achievements in science and culture. Man settled along the banks of the Nile River as long ago as 7000 BC; over the next four millennia he learned to read, write, and develop and expand as a community. For the next 3000 years, Egypt prospered despite hardships, internal conflicts and foreign invasion. Was it "the gift of the Nile," as Herodotus called Egypt, or the gift of the Egyptian people to humanity, towards the evolution of civilization? The book examines family life, homes and furnishings, food, drink, dress, jewelry, wigs and cosmetics, work and play, trade and transportation, law and government. It explores the people's beliefs regarding death and immortality, magic, dreams and divination, deities and the priesthood, creation myths, animal worship, symbolism, traditions of mummification, and festivals. Finally, it looks at the achievements of Egyptian kings and queens, including military successes and architectural feats like the pyramids and the Great Sphinx, along with art, language and hieroglyphics, discoveries in medicine, astronomy and engineering, and early developments toward the modern calendar. Ana Ruiz's fascination with ancient Egypt began 25 years ago, and her delight is clear as she reconstructs and interprets for us the documentary images of life along the Nile. She provides a fascinating description of the customs and achievements of the nation, interspersed with quixotic details and charming tales that convey a sense of Egypt's shimmering spirit as well as its famous and less-famous monuments. She is a member of the Staffordshire Egyptology Society based in England and of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, in Canada
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruiz, Ana
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT60
LC item number
.R89 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egypt
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Egypt
  • Regions & Countries - Africa
  • History & Archaeology
Label
The spirit of Ancient Egypt, by Ana Ruiz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 281)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49852574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280609084
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781892941688
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49852574
Label
The spirit of Ancient Egypt, by Ana Ruiz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 281)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49852574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280609084
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781892941688
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49852574

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