Magnificent pyramids, the silent Sphinx, gigantic temples of stone, a land and people shrouded by the mists of time. Here's a subject that promises to captivate coloring book enthusiasts and anyone intrigued by the life and customs of ancient Egypt Forty-four authentically detailed drawings by artist John Green recall the glory of a magnificent civilization—from the beginning of the dynasties (ca. 3000 B. C.) through the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms (ca. 2700-1070 B. C.) to the rule of the Ptolemies and the Roman conquest (30 B. C.)
Included are expertly drawn and well-researched full-page illustrations of Cleopatra, Ramses II, the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti, as well as scenes depicting many aspects of Egyptian life—construction of the six-story step pyramid at Sakkara, fishing and farming along the Nile, the Sphinx and pyramids at Giza, goldsmiths and metalworkers creating elegant works of art, manufacture and use of papyrus, children's toys and games, a market scene in Thebes, sculptors cutting and polishing a statue (see cover), an embalming workshop, a funeral procession, the port of Alexandria, and more. An informative introduction and fact-filled captions accompany this fascinating chronicle in the Land of the Pharaohs. (please note that two pages include female nudity).
Useful and entertaining, as well as a valuable source of inexpensive, copyright-free graphics.