The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

By Ian Shaw, Paul Nicholson,

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2 authors picked The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Want to know about magic bricks? You can look them up in this book, along with a lot of other intriguing things.

Sure, you can find descriptions online. But there’s a lot of misinformation out there in the e-sphere. It’s much better to rely on something published by the august British Museum, which has been showcasing artifacts from the ancient world since 1753. I always do.

From Ann's list on ancient Egypt’s pharaohs.

Even though this book has been around for a while, it really can’t be beaten for the sheer number of easy-to-find, reliable facts complete with a very useful bibliography for each entry (the paperback edition being especially useful when travelling).

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