National Geographic : 1978 Nov
RELIVE 3,000 YEARS OF THE WORLD'S MOST FASCINATING ANCIENT CIVILIZATION. TENS OF CENTURIES before Abraham, Buddha, Confucius, Caesar, Christ, or Mohammed, a civilization emerged on the banks of the Nile-one that has mystified, inspired, and fascinated mankind until this very day. And now National Geographic offers you a breathtaking look at that civilization in Ancient Egypt: Discovering its Splendors, with the largest picture format of any book ever published by National Geographic. Brilliant color photography captures the essence-the marvelous heritage-of ancient Egypt. Its remarkable artifacts and statuary. Its exquisite necklaces, rings, gem studded jewelry. Its fashions, coiffures, cosmetics, and furniture. You see also tools and methods of working... games and pleasurable pastimes... warfare, mourning, and preparation for the afterlife. Marvel at choice treasures of King Tutankhamun... at colossal statues and temples at Karnak and Luxor... at tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Gain insight into pyramid building-through superb large scale illustrations based on the most up-to date findings of noted Egyptologists. Order your first-edition copy now of Ancient Egypt: Discovering its Splendors, and relive 30 incredible centuries-from Egypt's predynastic beginnings to the height of its imperial glory. Book includes chronology of Egyptian dynasties and periods, and time chart relating events in Egypt and the ancient world. Simply detach and mail the form at right. Ornate burial chambers symbolize entry into the afterlife. Ancient Egypt's page spreads are nearly two feet wide. See the mask of Tutankhamun larger than its actual size.