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The Great Sphinx of Giza, painted friezes in pyramid chambers, and symbolic paintings of the eye of Horus are familiar and breathtaking works of art. Yet behind them lies a deep cosmological tapestry in which the origins of the Earth and riches brought by the Nile flood are explained through deities. As pharaohs, kingdoms and dynasties rise and fall, so the roles of gods, goddesses and myths change, making Ancient Egypt's mythology a fascinating journey that reflects shifting power, fortune and influence in the lives of Egyptians. Ancient Egyptian Myths takes a broad approach to the cosmology of Ancient Egypt, describing the function of myth to both the powerful and the powerless. It includes internal and external political and economic influences on the status of deities and their myths. The book examines iconography and texts that transported Egyptians from practical stories explaining the world around them to the mystery and magic that led them into the realm of the dead. It explains the roles of priests and the exclusiveness of temples. Finally, it reveals influences of Egypt's myths on belief systems and the arts that continue to this day. Illustrated throughout with artworks and photographs, Ancient Egyptian Myths is an engaging and highly informative exploration of a rich mythology that still fascinates today.
This series helps students understand what British values are, and is designed to complement the teaching of British values across the curriculum. The books explore the fundamental values of democracy, rule of law, individual libery, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These aspects are covered on a local, regional, national and international level. Readers wil become aware of how a democratic society works on different levels and how they can help suport the values of such a society.
In our multi-cultural society, respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is increasingly important. This book helps readers to think about how other people's beliefs are different from their own and to respect those differences, so that they can understand and appreciate the views of other people.
The Rule of Law is one of the fundamental British values. Laws help us recognize the difference between right and wrong, accept responsibility for our behaviour and understand the conseqences of our actions. All of this helps us make a positive contribution in society. This book shows readers the importance of laws, showing how they protect us and are essential for our well-being and safety.
Individual liberty means the right to be free to enjoy rights and privileges. In Britain we are free to read what books we like, make friends with whoever we want, and to go to whatever school clubs interest us. This book explores what lies behind the fundamental British value of individual liberty and how it affects people who live in Britain.
Democracy is one of the fundamental British values. It means rule by the people , but what does that actually mean for people who live in a democracy? What rights and responsibilities do people have in a democracy? This book explores the answers to these questions and more.
During World War II, between 10 July and 31 October 1940, Nazi Germany launched an attempt to invade Great Britain, beginning with air raids. The German air force named the Luftwaffe fought in the skies above Britain against the British Air Force. The battle in the air caused destruction and chaos on the cities and towns below. However, thanks to the bravery of fighter pilots and the clever strategy of British forces, all was not lost. In this fascinating book, primary sources, quotes from Winston Churchill, Battle facts, a timeline and much more will provide readers with all they need to know about one of Britain's most challenging events in its long history.