This book retraces the phases of the civilization of the ancient Egyptians, in a historical, artistic and human story of exceptional interest.
[Ancient Egypt] No place, no kingdom of the ancient world fascinates and attracts like ancient Egypt. Along the waters of the father Nile, over the course of the millennia, a monumental art and culture developed, of extraordinary density and richness, capable of dominating the greater part of unknown lands. The colossal remains of the dwelling of the kings and the tombs of the pharaohs belong to the heritage of monument-symbols of all humankind, but take on still greater significance when inserted in the minute, dense order of an everyday life that has been almost entirely transcribed for us by hieroglyphics and archaeological treasures.
Rather than addressing a specific case, as in other volumes of this series, the book analyzes an entire ancient civilization through its vestiges, archaeological sites, monuments and works, offering an unusual quantity of information, along with over 300 full-color illustrations.