Ancient Egypt has captivated visitors for centuries. This beautifully illustrated volume offers an intriguing insight into the religious and burial practices of the ancient Egyptians. It reveals the tombs of the three most famous ancient burial sites in Egypt: Giza, Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings, where the famous tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun was discovered. It investigates the numerous temples of the pharaohs, gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt, including Philae, Karnak and Abydos, with compelling insights into the daily lives and religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. Lavishly illustrated with wonderful photographs and detailed plans of the major sites, this informative book will provide the reader with a fresh and authoritative view of this ancient civilization.