Egypt: The World of the Pharaohs

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The sites, sounds and smells of today mingle with the nation's deep and mysterious past in its major cities: Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. Why did the Egyptians never fight against nature, preferring to draw their own life-force from its natural power? The chariots were the masters of the battlefield during their day, providing both speed and long ranged attacks. In one case it was discovered that they used the electrical charge of the Malapterusus electricus, a close relative of the electric eel, was used to cure certain kinds of pain.

Pages: 480

Publisher: h.f.ullmann publishing (April 30, 2015)

ISBN: 384800836X

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