By Julian Heath
Probably the most fascinating and wonderful myths and legends from historic Egypt are given a full of life re-telling by way of Joyce Tyldesley. those comprise tales in regards to the gods, akin to The construction of the realm, Hathor and the crimson Beer, and the myths approximately Osiris, Isis and Horus. Fairy tales and exceptional adventures are represented via the tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor, The Adventures of Sinuhe and The Prince, the puppy, the Snake and the Crocodile, whereas sturdy and undesirable behaviour are to be present in 3 Magical tales and the tale of fact and Falsehood. King Ramesses II himself tells us concerning the conflict of Kadesh.
The publication is illustrated with imaginitive and a laugh line-drawings through Julian Heath, and every of the tales has a query and solution part for budding younger Egyptologists.
tales from old Egypt is aimed toward childrens among the a long time of 7-11, yet this publication is an unique and informative creation to the literature of historic Egypt for every age. It is a brand new version of a identify formerly released through Rutherford Press.
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