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Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day

Donald P. Ryan

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An essential guide for the discerning time-traveller who wants to explore the legends and little-known facts about life in ancient Egypt - more reliable than Herodotus and more upbeat than The Book of the Dead!


Welcome to ancient Egypt in the reign of Ramesses the Great. More reliable than Herodotus and more upbeat than The Book of the Dead,this is the essential guide for the discerning time-traveller. This entertaining guide book takes the reader to Ancient Egypt in the time of Ramesses II (1250 BC).

Egyptologist Donald Ryan guides the time-travelling tourist on a journey up the Nile, taking in the sights of Memphis, the pyramids, Thebes and beyond. En route he offers useful advice on everything from deciphering hieroglyphics to deciding which god to petition in the event of a scorpion sting.

So leave the protective amulets at home and banish all fear of being sold as a galley slave – this imaginative guide is all you need to survive and enjoy your visit to Egypt in its golden age of Empire.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 20.0 x 13.5 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Illustrations: 88

Publication date: 6 September 2010

ISBN: 9780500251485

Contents List

1. Making the Journey • 2. Practical Considerations • 3. Welcome to Egypt • 4. Capital Attractions • 5. Mountains of the Pharaohs • 6. Meet the People • 7. Middle Egypt • 8. Welcome to Thebes • 9. Sights South

About the Author

Donald P. Ryan is an American archaeologist, Egyptologist and writer and a member of the Division of Humanities at the Pacific Lutheran University, Washington. He has written several books on ancient Egypt.