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Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Third Edition
  • Authored by: Margaret R. Bunson
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816082162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8216-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 932.003
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 546


Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended for high-school and public libraries and for smaller academic libraries needing a quick and current Egyptology reference...a good single-volume introduction to the topic."—Booklist

"...contains a wealth of information on ancient Egypt...Recommended."—Library Media Connection

"This authoritative revision on a perennially popular subject is an ambitious, and on all counts successful examination of the culture of ancient Egypt...accessible...Libraries will want to purchase this resource for students, ancient civilization enthusiasts, and general readers."—School Library Journal

Ranging from Egypt's predynastic cultures to the suicides of Cleopatra and Marc Antony in 30 BCE, Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Third Edition includes more than 2,300 detailed entries, each thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect recent advances in scholarship.

In addition to the latest discoveries and excavations, new front and back matter items have been added to this comprehensive resource, including an appendix on the study of ancient Egypt, a glossary, a historical overview section, and a geographical overview section.

Coverage includes:

  • Administration
  • Alexander [III] the Great 
  • Alexandria
  • Cleopatra VII 
  • Dier el-Bahri
  • Faiyum
  • Family
  • Hierakonpolis
  • Tut'ankhamun
  • Valley of the Kings
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Chronology. Tables. Time charts.

About the Author(s)

Margaret R. Bunson is the author or coauthor of several reference and history books, including the Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica and The Encyclopedia of Saints. She has had a lifelong interest in ancient Egypt and has taught college courses on the subject.

Reviews and Awards

"...a useful one-stop, ready-reference resource for general readers interested in ancient Egyptian civilization."

Library Journal

"...detailed and enlightening...Comprehensive and clearly written, it will be useful for undergraduate and graduate academic programs and for public libraries. Recommended."


"...a valuable purchase for libraries with a need for material on the topic."

School Library Journal

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