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For kids

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  • Ancient Egypt by Dr. Kate Spence, DK Eyewitness eBook from Overdrive
    Written by today's experts for the experts of tomorrow, Eyewitness Experts are great big gift packs that blitz the top-selling topics children really love. Open them up and you'll find everything you need to nurture their interest, whether novice or nerd. These are gifts to treasure and return to and grow with. Move over, "Egyptology". For children who dream of being the next Indiana Jones, find out everything from pyramids and pharaohs to mummies and archaeology in Ancient Egypt.
  • The Curse of King Tut's Mummy by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Stepping Stones(TM) eBook from Overdrive
    When the pharoahs of Egypt died, they were mummified and buried in pyramids and tombs with all their riches. But as centuries passed, the tombs were looted and the pharoahs' gold stolen. Then Howard Carter found the greatest Egyptian treasure trove of all—the tomb of King Tut's mummy! But did the amazing treasure come with a deadly curse?
  • The Treasured Thief  by Ryan Foley illustrated by Sachin Nagar eBook Graphic Novel from Overdrive
    A story of desperation, thievery, and murder. But it is also a story of family, sacrifice, and love. Come and see it come alive in this graphic novel 
  • Entangled with the Egyptians! by Gary Northfield Julius Zebra Series, Book 3 eBook from Overdrive
    The third title in Gary Northfield's exciting, action-packed and hysterically funny series brimming with entertaining Roman and Egyptian facts.
  • Frankie Fish and the Tomb of Tomfoolery by Peter Helliar,  eBook and eAudioBook from BorrowBox
    When Frankie and Drew get in an argument about how ancient Egyptians really walked, there's only one way to set the record straight – a quick time-travel adventure! But what happens when Frankie and Drew's precious Sonic Suitcase ends up buried inside a booby-trap-ridden pyramid?

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  • Pyramids Marsh, Laura National Geographic Society, Reader, from National Geographic Kids.
  • 1,000 Facts about Ancient Egypt by Nancy Honovich and Jennifer Houser Wegner, eBook from National Geographic Kids
  • We're Sailing Down The Nile by Laurie Krebs, eBook Picture book from Hoopla
    Set sail along the mighty Nile River to experience the wonders of Egypt. The lilting, rhyming story text is followed by eleven pages full of educational information about ancient Egypt, gods and goddesses, a helpful map, and much more.
  • Cleopatra And Ancient Egypt For Kids by Simonetta Carr: Her Life and World, with 21 Activities, eBook from Hoopla
    She has been called intelligent and scheming, ambitious and ruthless, sensual and indulgent. Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids captures the excitement of Cleopatra's story, including portions of her life that have been largely neglected, such as her interest in literature and science and her role as a mother, and leads readers to draw their own conclusions. Included throughout are many aspects of history and daily life in Ancient Egypt, helping readers to explore that fascinating and powerful civilization through Cleopatra's eyes.
  • Let's Visit Cairo! by Lisa Manzione, Kristine Lucco, Part 4 of the Adventures of Bella & Harry series
    Join sibling Chihuahuas, Bella and Harry, as they travel to Cairo and learn about the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids of Giza, King Tut and other captivating landmarks. Along the way, hieroglyphics are introduced to the curious reader and local cuisine is sampled.

For Adults

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  • Egyptian art and architectureArticles and photos from Britannica Library
  • Egypt by Matthew Firestone, Lonely Planet Country Guide eBook from Overdrive
    No one knows Egypt like Lonely Planet. Our 10th edition will take you from the dusty streets of Cairo to the wondrous Pyramids of Giza and the temples of Luxor. To wash off the dust, go diving in the Red Sea before boarding a felucca for a breezy cruise along the Nile.
  • The Ancient Egyptians For Dummies by Charlotte Booth, eBook from Overdrive
    Unravel the history behind of one of the most fascinating ancient civilisations with this engaging, entertaining and educational guide to the ancient Egyptians. With a complete rundown of ancient Egyptian history and culture alongside insights in to the everyday lives of the Egyptians, you'll discover how they kept themselves entertained, the gory details of mummification, the amazing creation of the pyramids, the deciphering of hieroglyphs and much more.
  • Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith, eBook from Overdrive
    A thrilling new instalment in Wilbur Smith's beloved Egyptian series. From the glittering temples of Luxor to the Citadel of Sparta, Pharaoh is an intense and powerful novel magnificently transporting you to a time of threat, blood and glory. 
  • Flora's War by Pamela Rushby, eBook from Overdrive.
    It's 1915 and sixteen-year-old Australian Flora Wentworth is visiting Cairo with her archaeologist father. She watches with growing alarm as first a trickle and then a flood of wounded soldiers are shipped into the city from Gallipoli. Flora's comfortable life is turned upside down when a hospital visit thrusts her into the realities of World War I. As Flora battles to save lives and find her own, a tragic misunderstanding changes everything...

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  • Out of the Black Land by Kerry Greenwood, eAudiobook from Overdrive.
    Egypt during the eighteenth dynasty is peaceful and prosperous under the joint rule of the pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV—until the younger pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams.
  • Agora 122 mins  MA15+ on Beamafilm
    4th century A.D. Egypt under the Roman Empire. Violent religious upheaval in the streets of Alexandria spills over into the city’s famous Library. Trapped inside its walls, the brilliant astronomer Hypatia and her disciples fight to save the wisdom of the Ancient World.
  • When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney, eBook from National Geographic
  • The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun by Zahi Hawass, eBook from National Geographic

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  • Mystery Of The Nile (2020) Documentary film, 48 mins, Hoopla
    On Christmas Day in 2013, Pasquale Scaturro and a team of explorers set out on an epic quest to become the first to complete a full descent of the world's greatest river, the Blue Nile and the Nile, from source to sea. Four months later on April 28 at 7:01 am, Pasquale and his expedition partner, Gordon Brown, reached the mouth of the Nile at the Mediterranean Sea, becoming the first in history to complete this 3,250-mile journey. Their amazing journey is the basis for this film. 
  • Riddles Of The Sphinx Documentary film, 60mins, Hoopla (Part of the Nova series)
    For 45 centuries, the Great Sphinx has cast its enigmatic gaze over Egypt's Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering. How was it built, and who or what does it represent? NOVA's expert team of archaeologists carries out experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor that was invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.
  • Antony And Cleopatra  by William Shakespeare eBook from Hoopla
    Two years after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, three men - Octavius Caesar, Lepidus, and Mark Antony - rule the Roman Republic. Antony should be in Rome, helping to stop Pompey's rebel army, but he rarely leaves the side of his lover, Egypt's beautiful Queen Cleopatra. A tale of ill-fated romance and warring empires, this is an unabridged version of one of English playwright William Shakespeare's last great tragedies, first performed in 1607 and published in Shakespeare's First Folio in 1623.
  • The Tentmakers of Cairo by Seif El Rashidi, eBook from Hoopla.
    In the crowded center of Historic Cairo lies a covered market lined with wonderful textiles sewn by hand in brilliant colors and intricate patterns. This is the Street of the Tentmakers, the home of the Egyptian appliqué art known as khayamiya. The Tentmakers of Cairo brings together the stories of the tentmakers and their extraordinary tents-from the huge tent pavilions, or suradeq, of the streets of Egypt, to the souvenirs of the First World War and textile artworks celebrated by quilters around the world.
  • Desert Oath: The Official Prequel to Assassin's Creed Origins by Oliver Bowden eBook from Indyreads
    Travel further back in time than ever before . . . Discover an ancient Egypt on the brink of collapse, and meet the characters in the official prequel to the latest instalment of the bestselling Assassin's Creed video game series. Egypt, 70BC, a merciless killer stalks the land. His mission: to find and destroy the last members of an ancient order, the Medjay - to eradicate the bloodline.