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Ancient Egyptians

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Published by Barron"s in Hauppauge, N.Y .
Written in English



  • Egypt


  • Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C. -- Juvenile literature,
  • Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C,
  • Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C

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Illustrations and text provide information about life in ancient Egypt, covering the pharoahs, family life, the Nile River, arts and crafts, temples and tombs, and more.

Edition Notes

StatementFiona Macdonald.
SeriesInsights, Insights (Barron"s Educational Series, inc.)
LC ClassificationsDT61 .M23 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination57 p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1407936M
ISBN 100812063783
LC Control Number93016415

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