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Ancient Egypt

The study of Ancient Egypt covers the time period to approximately 640 A.D.

When searching Keene-Link use these subject headings:

blue bullet   Egypt

blue bullet   Ancient civilization

blue bullet   Ancient history

When browsing the Keene Public Library shelves use these Dewey Numbers:

blue bullet   930 and j 930 Ancient history

blue bullet   932 and j 932  Ancient Egypt

blue bullet   962 and j 962 Egypt

books Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Atlases, & Specific Subject References:

Pemberton, Delia. Atlas of ancient Egypt. Harry N. Abrams in association with the British Museum, c2005.

books General Titles:

Broida, Marian. Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide. Chicago Review Press, 1999.

Crosher, Judith. Technology in the Time of Ancient Egypt. Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1998.

Hodge, Susie. Ancient Egyptian Art. Heinemann Interactive Library, 1998.

McNeill, Sarah. Ancient Egyptian People. Millbrook Press, 1997.

McNeill, Sarah. Ancient Egyptian Places. Millbrok Press, 1997.

Perl, Lila. Mummies, Tombs, and Treasure: Secrets of Ancient Egypt. Clarion Books, 1987.

books  Suggested Print Journals:

Dig (Cobblestone Publishing) is a magazine for young people ages 9 and up that specializes in archaeological discoveries.  The library keeps the current year's issues as well as one past year in the Youth Department.

Two other Cobblestone publications will be useful to your research.  Calliope is a history magazine for young people 9 and up. The September 2001 issue is "The Pyramids and Egypt's Old Kingdom."   Faces focuses on World Cultures and is also for young people ages 9 and up.  The library keeps one year of each magazine with the Youth Magazines on the second floor.  All previous issues are kept in the Youth book collection along with the books about similar subjects.

Don't forget to check National Geographic.  The magazine room on the first floor houses National Georgraphic back to 2002. The June 2004 issue (Vol. 205 Issue 6) has an article "Treasures from Egypt's Past." 

computer Online Library Resources available to Keene Public Library card holders through Ebsco:

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines, 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags. 

World Wide Web Recommended Web Resources:

blue bullet  The British Museum Ancient Egypt Site 

blue bullet  Cyber Mummy - "One of the most spectacular artifacts housed at the World Heritage Museum at the University of Illinois in Urbana is this mummy acquired in 1989 from a Chicago antiquities dealer. Unlock its secrets with the help of modern medical imagery, a supercomputer, and an archeologist."

blue bullet  Life in Ancient Egypt - from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

blue bullet  Encylopedia: Ancient Egypt 

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