The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Hist Atlas) by Bill Manley

By Bill Manley

From its humble origins as a cluster of rival chiefdoms alongside the banks of the Nile, historic Egypt rose to turn into some of the most complex civilizations of its time. famous Egyptologist invoice Manley lines its background from the founding of Memphis round 5000 B.C. contemporary archaeological facts sheds new gentle at the great architectural legacy of 1 of the world's oldest countries. Full-color maps and b&w illus.

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