Ancient Egypt_ From Prehistory to the Islamic Conquest (The Britannica Guide to Ancient Civilizations)
Home to some of the most remarkable feats of engineering as well as awe-inspiring natural vistas, ancient Egypt was a land of great promise fulfilled. Its pyramids, writing systems, and art all predate the Islamic conquest and are symbols of the civilizations vitality. This volume invites readers to indulge in the splendors of ancient Egyptian culture and discover the traditions that have fired imaginations worldwide for generations. A detailed appendix profiles important sites throughout Egypt, many of which still contain remnants and artifacts that ably illustrate the import of this extraordinary civilization.