Hands-on History! Ancient Egypt Find Out About the Land of the Pharaohs, with 15 Step-by-step Projects and Over 400 Exciting Pictures by Philip Steele
  

Hands-on History! Ancient Egypt Find Out About the Land of the Pharaohs, with 15 Step-by-step Projects and Over 400 Exciting Pictures

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Hands-on History! Ancient Egypt Find Out About the Land of the Pharaohs, with 15 Step-by-step Projects and Over 400 Exciting Pictures by Philip Steele

This title helps you find out about the land of the pharaohs, with 15 step-by-step projects and over 400 exciting pictures. You can step back in time to the world of the ancient Egyptians and uncover the treasures and secrets of this mysterious 3000-year-old civilization. It includes fact boxes that provide additional information and highlight links with the present. It is ideal for home or school use and for ages 8 to 12. It features 15 easy and fun projects that allow you to bring the past to life - make a miniature pyramid, build a model boat suitable for sailing on the Nile, create your own water clock, sculpt a canopic jar, and bake pastries from an age-old Egyptian recipe. More than 400 photographs and illustrations include specially commissioned cross-section diagrams, historical maps and hieroglyphs. You can learn what life was like for the people of the Nile Delta. You can delve into the dark secrets of their funeral rites, mummies and tombs, and the many strange gods they revered. You can learn about their love of fine art and crafts, and their amazing architectural skills. A variety of practical projects will help you to experience how ancient Egyptians lived. You can make a crown fit for a pharaoh, build a scale model of an Egyptian house, and play a traditional board game. This accessible book is ideal for fun and learning, at home or at school.

About the Author

Philip Steele has written books on history, geography, and cultural and social themes and is an established author, chiefly of children's non-fiction. He graduated from University College, Durham, graduating in Modern languages in 1971. After graduating, he worked as an editor for various book publishers in London before moving to the Isle of Anglesey, in North Wales, where he now lives. His recent publications include Encyclopedia of British History and A City Through Time.

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Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Philip Steele
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Publisher

Armadillo Books an imprint of Anness Publishing

Publication date

30th November 2012

ISBN

9781843229636


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