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Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day

Donald P. Ryan


An essential guide for the discerning time-traveller: take a trip to ancient Egypt at the height of its power and prosperity in the reign of Ramesses II

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More reliable than Herodotus and more upbeat than The Book of the Dead, this popular book in Thames & Hudson’s successful Time Travel series takes the reader to Ancient Egypt in the time of Ramesses II (1250BC).

Egyptologist Donald Ryan guides the time-travelling tourist on a journey up the Nile, and en route he offers useful advice on everything from deciphering hieroglyphics to mummifying household pets. 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.

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'Well written and great fun … it was very difficult to put down'
Ancient Egypt

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Illustrations: 88

Publication date: 7 March 2024

ISBN: 9780500297797

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, writer and a member of the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.