Chronicle of the Pharaohs


Chronicle of the Pharaohs

The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt

  1. Peter A. Clayton
  • ISBN 9780500286289
  • 25.40 x 19.20 cm
  • Paperback
  • 224pp
  • 350 Illustrations, 130 in colour
  • First published 2006
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A bestselling popular history and a unique work of reference

– now in paperback

Contents include:
• Biographical accounts of all the 170 or more known pharaohs
• Lives and personalities of famous kings – Djoser, Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great – and famous queens – Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, Cleopatra
• Timelines throughout with at-a-glance visual guides to the length of each reign, and the overlapping of certain reigns
• Datafiles for every pharaoh listing key information such as royal titles, place of burial and family relationships
• Cartouches (royal names written in hieroglyphs) for each king or queen
• Tables listing genealogies, royal mummies and main events, plus special features on everything from the eight wives of Ramesses the Great to the pharaoh of the Exodus
• 350 illustrations, 130 in colour, including portraits of all the major rulers
and diagrams and plans of royal tombs and monuments

Peter A. Clayton is an Egyptologist, archaeologist and numismatist who has excavated at sites in England and Egypt. He is the author of The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt (Thames & Hudson) and over a dozen books on Egypt and the ancient world. For over thirty years he has been a Guest Lecturer on cruises in Egypt and the Mediterranean, and is the Consultant Editor of Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology.