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Light wear. 1998 Trade Paperback. Mankind's fascination with Ancient Egypt has never waned in fifty centuries.The magnificent Pyramids, colossal temples and brooding sphinx still awe and enthrall us. Now you can explore all the secrets of one of the world's first and most mysterious civizations. Mankind's fascination with Ancient Egypt has never waned in fifty centuries. Now you can explore all the secrets of the world's first and most mysterious civilization. Ian McMahan surveys all the aspects of Ancient Egypt that have made it so irresistible to historians and enthusiasts for centuries including: the Rosetta Stone, the hieroglyphsics, mummies, the pyramids, and much more. A concise history of Egypt from the rise of civilization on the river Nile through the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, the book paints a vivid portrait of everyday life throughout those periods. Presenting the most updated information and featuring a Guide to Ancient Egypt on the World Wide Web, SECRETS OF THE PHARAOHS unveils the astonishing history, culture, and customs of a fabled civilization.