Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by Gill Harvey


Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by Gill Harvey

This is a new edition of the popular and successful encyclopedia describing the remarkable history of Ancient Egypt. Discover remarkable facts of one of the world's oldest civilisations from its origins as a group of settlements along the banks of the Nile, its rise to one of the world's greatest civilisations to its decline at the hands of the Roman Empire. It is filled with stunning photographs and detailed illustrations. It includes a comprehensive factfinder featuring a time chart, a list of who's who and details of recent archaeological finds. Internet links offer a fascinating selection of recommended web sites - with sound, animation or video clips which provide additional information for projects and homework.

About the Author

Gill Harvey

Photograph copyright © Gillian Doherty

Gill grew up in Warwickshire until the age of seven, when her family moved to a derelict railway station in mid-Wales. By the age of eighteen her only aim in life was to escape the Welsh hills, so off she went to explore. After an enlightening gap year, she ducked out of a law degree and studied French and Philosophy at University College, Oxford. Then she tried mental health work, environmental work, life in a VW van in the Outer Hebrides, busking, turning pigsties into craft workshops and working on an antiques stall... all fun, but none of them quite right.

Gill went freelance in 2000. It has involved all sorts of writing — commissioned fiction, non-fiction, film reviews and even a software manual. Then a year in Egypt resulted in both Orphan of the Sun, set in ancient Egypt, and Love in Luxor, a modern teenage love story (Piccadilly, 2005). Further travel led to journalism, and she now writes travel features, too.

Gill lives in London but is always itching to spend more time in Africa, her favourite continent.

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128 pages
Interest Age: 9+


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Publication date

29th February 2008



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