The Land of the Pharaohs

The Land of the Pharaohs

by Leonard Cottrell

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More than 3,000 years ago, a young man of seventeen named Tutankhamen became pharaoh of Egypt. His reign came toward the end of a vital period in Egypt's history when Thebes was the wealthiest and most splendid city in the world. Great temples soared into the sky, and in the temple workshops, hundreds of craftsmen labored to turn the riches of Egypt into magnificent garments, furniture and houses, ornaments, and weapons for all their heavenly gods and for their earthly god, the pharaoh.

In 1922, Howard Carter, after twenty years of searching, unearthed Tutankhamen's tomb. In it were the glorious artifacts that had been made for him and that he would need in the afterlife.

In this book, award-winning historian Leonard Cottrell vividly recreates Carter's discovery of the treasures that have yielded invaluable knowledge about the lives of the pharaohs as well as ordinary Egyptians.

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BN ID: 2940157291822
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 989,331
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Leonard Cottrell served as a correspondent for the BBC and is the author of more than thirty histories, including Lost Worlds.

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The Land of the Pharaohs 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BookishKoals More than 1 year ago
Strangely this book is only 96 pages and reads more like an introductory history of ancient Egypt for the young adult market. I say this because chapters of rather sweeping generalizations about Egypt are interspersed with chapters of fiction narrative illustrating daily life in ancient Egypt. Only a minimal amount about Carter and the tomb discovery and I am a third of the way in. The writing is nicely done, it's just simplistic. If you already have knowledge of the subject, skip this one. It's not a bad absolute intro to the material but the book description does not make this clear. I was hoping for a well researched, detailed story of the dramatic discovery of King Tut's tomb. It wasn't expensive but still a waste of money for me.