Ancient Egypt: The Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Egypt showcases some of Egypt’s most fascinating antiquities and cultural sites. Among the one hundred and eighty photographs showcased in this book, the reader will find familiar scenes of pyramids and temple complexes known the world over, along with less recognized structures and artifacts from this unique culture that lasted more than two thousand years. Beginning with the Old Kingdom (2686-2181 BCE) and ending with the Greco-Roman Period (332-395 CE), Mr. Mavrikis takes us on a photographic journey that truly shows the ingenuity and artistic sophistication of the time.
One of my favorite photos is of a high official during the Old Kingdom, Rahotep, and his wife, Nofret. Perhaps the preservation of the vibrant paint colors helps these two figures come alive. I also found that the photo of a wooden chair once owned by the daughter of Amenhotep III, Sitamun looked strikingly modern. With so many ancient wonders revealed in this book, it is easy to appreciate the treasures left behind by such a dynamic and creative culture. This is one of those books that would make a marvelous gift for those who have an interest in Egyptian culture and those who love learning about the past.
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