Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

After thousands of years, the Ancient Egyptians are still a mystery. The enigma of how their unique civilisation rose and fell still stumps scientists and casts an awe-inspiring spell. How did they build such huge pyramids? What did their hieroglyphic writings mean? Why did they mummify their dead? What strange and cruel gods did they believe in? Is there truth in the rumours of priceless treasures and deadly curses? You’ll find some of the answers in this brilliantly illustrated encyclopedia, which reveals all that archaeologists, explorers and scientists have managed to discover about this mighty civilisation. As for the rest, it lies buried forever beneath the sands of time…

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