30-Second Ancient Egypt
Peter Der Manuelian, "30-Second Ancient Egypt: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilisation Each Explained in Half a Minute"
ISBN: 1782401326 | 2014 | EPUB | 160 pages | 27 MB
We`ve all heard of pyramids, hieroglyphs and Cleopatra, but how much do you really know about ancient Egypt? Why was the Nile integral to the unification of Egypt? What is the mystery surrounding Queen Hetepheres` tomb? What did the Amarna Letters reveal? What did the ancient Egyptians eat and drink?
30-Second Ancient Egypt presents a unique insight into one of the most brilliant and beguiling civilisations, where technological innovations and architectural wonders emerge among mysterious gods and burial rites. Each entry is summarised in just 30 seconds – using nothing more than two pages, 300 words and a single picture. From royal dynasties and Tutankhamun`s tomb, to hieroglyphs and mummification, interspersed with biographies of Egypt`s most intriguing rulers, this is the quickest path to understanding the 50 key ideas and innovations that developed and defined one of the world`s great civilisations.