The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson


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This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia through Akhenaten’s religious revolution the power and beauty of Nefertiti the glory of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber and the ruthlessness of Ramesses to Alexander the Great’s invasion and Cleopatra’s fatal entanglement with Rome. As the world’s first nation-state the history of Ancient Egypt is above all the story of the attempt to unite a disparate realm and defend it against hostile forces from within and without. Combining grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power Toby Wilkinson reveals Ancient Egypt in all its complexity.

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Weight 545 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 43 mm