Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day
- ISBN 9780500251485
- 20.00 x 13.50 cm
- 88 Illustrations, 12 in colour
- First published 2010
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 new addition to Thames & Hudson’s successful Time Travel series 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.
Donald P. Ryan is an archaeologist who has spent many years excavating in Egypt. He is the author of many popular books on the ancient world, including Beneath the Sands of Egypt, A Shattered Visage Lies: Nineteenth Century Poetry Inspired by Ancient Egypt, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Lost Civilizations. Dr Ryan is a Faculty Fellow in Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, USA.