Author(s): Alice Barnes-Brown
In 1922 a magnificent discovery captured the attention of the world. As Howard Carter slowly unveiled the opulence of Tutankhamun's newly located tomb, people from every corner of the world were enthralled. Egyptomania gripped the world. The rituals and beliefs of a highly advanced society were once again exposed; this was the most inﬂuential breakthrough in Egyptology since the Rosetta Stone had been discovered by Napoleon's men and later deciphered by 19th century scholars. In Ancient Egypt and the Golden Pharaoh, we will step back in time and walk the banks of the River Nile to learn what made this society one of the most powerful ancient civilizations in history. We'll introduce you to some of the most iconic and infamous pharaohs, tour the awe-inspiring landmarks raised in their honor and identify the religious tenets that guided everyday life in Egypt. You'll explore the grisly burial rituals that ensured safe passage to the afterlife and even learn to read the hieroglyphics that adorn surviving monuments and papyri.