Kings, Tombs and Temples:
The History and Religion of Ancient Egypt
Books and Videos at the Springfield Library
- The twilight of ancient Egypt : first millennium BCE by Karol Mysliwiec; translated from the German by David Lorton. Cornell University Press, 2000. 932 MYSLIWIE Twilight 2000
- Covers the relatively neglected period of Egyptian history from the fall of the New Kingdom in the eleventh century BCE to the conquest of Egypt by Alexander in 332 BCE. This includes the period when Padihershef lived and worked.
- The British Museum book of ancient Egypt, edited by Stephen Quirke and Jeffrey Spencer. Thames and Hudson, 1996, c1992. 932 BRITISH
- Describes Egypt's religion, customs, language, technology, politics, and foreign relations between 3100 B.C. and 30 B.C.
- Ancient Egypt, David P. Silverman, ed. Oxford University Press, 1997.
- A collection of essays by experts on the history, geography and culture of ancient Egypt. With hundreds of maps, illustrations and photographs.
- Atlas of Ancient Egypt by John Bains and Jaromir Malek. Facts on File Publications, 1980. 932 B161a
- Concise history of ancient Egypt, focusing on the geography of the country and its effect on its people and culture. Extensively illustrated with excellent maps.
- Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Donald B. Redford, ed. Oxford University Press, 2002. REF 932 OXFORD E
- Excellent three-volume reference encyclopedia of Egyptian history, religion, art, literature and culture.
- The Civilization of Ancient Egypt by Paul Johnson. HarperCollins, 1999.
- Magisterial overview of the Egyptian culture and civilization by a leading historian.
- Ancient Egypt : an illustrated historical overview, by Piotr O. Scholz ; translated from the German.Barron's, c1997. 932 SCHOLZ
- From Barron's Crash Course series, a handbook to Egyptian history and culture, with a chronology, select bibliography, indexes, and a list of museums with Egyptian collections.
- Ancient Egypt : the great discoveries : a year-by-year chronicle, by Nicholas Reeves. Thames & Hudson, 2000. 932 REEVES Ancient (SA only)
- Highlights everything important and exciting in Egyptian archaeology from 1799--the year of Napoleon's Great Expedition and the first scientific survey of Egypt--to the excavation of the golden mummies at the Bahariya Oasis in 1999
- Ancient Egypt : the land and its legacy, by T.G.H. James. University of Texas Press, 1988. 932.01 J236a
- Overview of Egyptian history and culture by the former curator of Egyptian antiquities at the British Museum. Illustrated.
- Chronicle of the Pharaohs : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers and dynasties of ancient Egypt, by Peter A. Clayton.Thames and Hudson, 1994. 932.014 CLAYTON Chronicl (SA only)
- Depicts chronologically and in narrative form all the rulers and dynasties of Egypt--from Narmer, who united the lands along the Nile, to Cleopatra 3,000 years later. Includes biographical portraits, timelines, cartouches (royal names in hieroglyphs), genealogical tables, and portraits. Over 300 illustrations, some in color.
- Discovering ancient Egypt, by Rosalie David. Facts on File, 1994. 932 D28d
- Guide to the explorers of Egyptian antiquities and their discoveries, beginning with the classical writer Herodotus (484-430 B.C.).
- Egypt : splendors of an ancient civilization, by Alberto Siliotti. Thames and Hudson, 1996. 932 S583e
- Beautifully illustrated study of Egyptian history, culture, monuments, temples, and treasures.
- Egypt uncovered, by Vivian Davies and Renée Friedman.Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998. 932.01 D289e
- Originally published as a companion to a television documentary, this book is the story of Ancient Egypt rewritten in light of the latest findings and research.
- The rape of the Nile : tomb robbers, tourists, and archaeologists in Egypt, by Brian M. Fagan. Scribner,  932 F131r
- A well written story of the acquisition of Eqyptian treasures for the British Empire and other European nations.
- Mummies: tales from the Egyptian Crypts; produced and directed by Lisa Bourgoujian. A&E Home Video; VID 932 MUMMIES
- Egyptologists and the latest computer technology bring the wonders of ancient Egypt to life in four volumes: v. 1. The great pyraminds -- v. 2. The sphinx -- v. 3. Hieroglyphs -- v. 4 King Tut.
- Pyramid [videorecording], Unicorn Projects, Inc. PBS Home Video, c1995. VID 932 PYRAMID
- Animated segments follows the intricate step-by-step process of the building of an ancient Egyptian pyramid and tell the story of Egyptian civilization while live-action segments explore historic sites and rare artifacts, including the mummy of Ramses II.
- Ancient Egypt [videorecording], produced and directed by JWM Productions. Schlessinger Media, c1998. JVID 932 ANCIENT
- Join archaeologist Arizona Smith and a young detective-in-training as they unlock the clues of ancient Egypt, including a visit to the pyramids. From the series "Ancient civilizations for children."
- Ramesses the Great [videorecording], produced by Lisa Bourgoujian. A&E Home Video ; c1997. VID 932.014
- A video biography of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs. From the series "In search of history."
- Nile: river of gods, produced & directed by Michael McKinnon. Discovery Enterprises Group, c1994. VID 962 Nil (MS only)
- Discover the Nile, its natural beauty and enduring spirituality that washes over the land and its people. Travel back in time to the scattered kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt. Illustrates Egypt's great dependancy on the Nile River.
- This old pyramid[videorecording], a production of WGBH Boston for Nova DVS Home Video, c1993. VID/D 932 THIS OLD
- Reveals the ancient secret of how the pyramids were built, by actually building one. A noted Egyptologist, Mark Lehner, and a professional stonemason, Roger Hopkins (This old house), join forces in the shadow of the great pyramid of Giza to put clever and sometimes bizarre pyramid construction theories to the test.
- Egypt, quest for eternity [videorecording] / National Geographic Society and WQED/Pittsburgh. Vestron Video, c1987, VID 932 E
- The River Nile gave birth to one of history's great civilizations.This video shows how the monuments and temples the ancient Egyptians left behind celebrate the power and mystery of their civilization.
For more reading suggestions, try these sites:
- Recommended Reading on the Ancient Near East
- A guide to introductory readings on the peoples and cultures of the ancient Egypt, Nubia, and Mesopotamia. Includes books for students and younger readers. From the Research Archive of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.
- Ancient Egypt Bibliography
- A growing list of over 550 books, subdivided into categories: general, architecture, art, history, language, literature, religion, science, society, and archaeology.
- Selected Readings on Ancient Egypt
- A bibliography from the Smithsonian Institution, including a section for Young Readers (Grades 5 - 9).
- Ancient Egypt Bibliography
- From the Albany Institute of History and Art, this list includes an extensive selection of children's books and stories.
- Ancient Egypt in Fiction
- Extensive bibliography of novels and short stories that feature significant elements drawn from ancient, and most especially pharaonic, Egypt. Search by author or browse the many categories: science fiction, mysteries and thrillers, romance, books for young people, and more. Worth spending a lot of time here!
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