In these books of Ancient Egypt you can feel as if you were traveling in time to this fascinating stage of human history that developed on the banks of the Nile and characterized by a very curious cult of death, one of the most beautiful forms of writing of all time and scientific advances and unparalleled discoveries that still amaze us today.
With these books from Ancient Egypt you can learn more about this millenary culture, whether through thrilling adventure novels , entertained treaties with the most amazing discoveries of the time or complete books of popularization about the intricate royalty of this country. The books are always the best way to know anything at your fingertips.
10 Books of Ancient Egypt so that you travel in time
one. The Egyptians , by Isaac Asimov
Although Asimov is known as the quintessential teacher of the Science fiction (for something is the author of Foundation or I robot , some of his best known works), this author also had a remarkable facet as a disseminator. In the case at hand, The Egyptians It is a very entertaining and accessible popular book that portrays with the expertise that highlights Asimov to this civilization from its splendor to its fall.
- Isaac Asimov
- Editor: Alliance
- Edition no. 0 (10/17/2011)
two. Sinuhé, the Egyptian , by Mika Waltari
Sinuhe the Egyptian is the novel about Ancient Egypt par excellence, narrated by the Finnish Mika Waltari. In the novel, Sinuhé is the physician of Pharaoh Akhenaten, the first monotheistic leader of Egypt. The text recounts the misfortunes and the fall from grace of Sinuhé after the death of Pharaoh. The book was so successful, and was so praised for its careful historical re-creation, that it was even adapted to a movie.
- Mika Waltari
- Editor: DEBOLSILLO
- Edition no. 9 (04/01/2017)
3. Gods and myths of Ancient Egypt , by Robert A. Armor
In this non-fiction work, in the wonderful pocket edition of Alianza, you will find a very useful work to move like a fish in the water through the gods and the myths that populate the Egyptian pantheon. Far from being a thoughtful work, Gods and myths of Ancient Egypt is ideal for both beginners and experts of ancient Egyptian culture, as well as those who simply want to enjoy a lot of stories.
- Robert A. Armor
- Editor: Alliance
- Edition no. 0 (01/16/2014)
Four. Myths and legends of ancient Egypt , by Joyce Tyldesley
It seems that they are the same book as the previous one, but nothing is further from the truth: in this case, the author, an eminent professor of Egyptology at Cambridge , is not limited to presenting the myths and stories of the rich Egyptian culture, but also relates to the way of being of the inhabitants of Ancient Egypt, with which the reader ends up knowing deeply the society of that time.
- Editor: Editorial Vicens Vives
- Edition no. 1 (11/27/2017)
- Soft cover: 144 pages
5. Death in the Nile , by Agatha Christie
Although technically it does not happen in Ancient Egypt, Death in the Nile is a classic in which Hercules Poirot must solve the mysterious murder of a rich woman during a cruise on the Nile as other suspicious things happen. The book, then, places the cream of society of the time in an exotic environment of ancient ruins and hot deserts that is the most attractive to solve a crime.
- Christie Agatha
- Editor: Espasa
- Softcover: 344 pages
6 Atlas of Ancient Egypt , by John Baines and Jaromir Malek
Something different from the rest of the books of Ancient Egypt in this list , the Atlas of Ancient Egypt It contains illustrations, maps and details that make it one of the most valuable books if you are an aficionado of this ancient culture. This atlas, moreover, is not limited to giving information to the reader about the pharaohs or gods, but also about ordinary people and daily life of that time.
- Alessandro Bongioanni
- Editor: Alliance
- Edition no. 0 (11/21/2001)
7. The book of the dead
The book of the Egyptian dead, available in different editions and editorials, was a funeral text that sought to help the deceased to overcome the judgment of Osiris (in which the god valued if the deceased went to paradise or suffered a second death weighing his heart) to help them in the transition from this world to the beyond. This book was used to introduce into the grave or the sarcophagus of the person who had died.
- Editor: Edaf
- Edition no. 1 (05/16/2011)
- Soft cover: 200 pages
8 How to read Egyptian art: Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs guide , by Richard H. Wilkinson
For fans of hieroglyphs, this guide will be most useful, as it is accompanied by many illustrations (one for each symbol) and divided by themes. In addition, each of the hieroglyphs includes a broad explanation of their possible meanings. This book becomes an indispensable tool if you are interested in the writing of Ancient Egypt and want to look at the tombs, papyri and art of that civilization with other eyes.
- Richard H. Wilkinson
- Editor: Editorial Crítica
- Soft cover: 272 pages
9 The blind harpist , by Terenci Moix
Another peculiarity in this list of ancient Egyptian books includes this work by Terenci Moix that follows the adventures of three teenage friends in Ancient Egypt : a blind harpist, a flutist and the pharaoh. Without being at odds with fantasy (humans rub shoulders with the gods), this novel is a very entertaining divertimento to travel, literally, to another world.
- Terenci Moix
- Editor: Booket
- Soft cover: 432 pages
10 History of Ancient Egypt , by Ian Shaw
In this complete book with all the history of Ancient Egypt from the Stone Age to its adhesion to the Roman Empire It is a key volume if you want to delve into the history of this incredible civilization. Edited by Ian Shaw, and the work of renowned Egyptologists, History of Ancient Egypt It is ideal to enjoy not only your text, but also your illustrations.
- Ian Shaw
- Editor: The Sphere
- Hardcover: 728 pages
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