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Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World
 
 
Author
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt.
Publisher Flammarion  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 10 x 7.2 x 1.05 inches
ISBN 9782080305626
Pages/Publication Date 288/2007
Daedalus Item Code 13490
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The author of the illustrated biography of Ramses II, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt here uncovers the origins of modern civilization, tracing Western religion, customs, rituals, and symbols back to ancient Egypt. From the symbol of the lion as king of the animals to the design of Greek columns, she traces the evolution of ideas back to the pre-Christian era in Egypt. The god Anubis, for example, with his head of a black dog, is an earlier form of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, while Saint George mounted on his horse slaying the dragon echoes Tutankhamen launching his harpoon. Even the customary kiss on New Year's Day was first practiced by the Egyptians, and modern medicine owes a huge debt to Egyptian physicians who introduced pregnancy tests, pills, inhalations, eye drops, and some 400 drug names. This intriguing book is heavily illustrated with color and black and white photos and drawings throughout.
 
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