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By Laura Buller

ISBN-10: 0756629411

ISBN-13: 9780756629410

Meet the dudes who made historical past ensue. With quirky, encouraged art, heritage Dudes' examine the prior is either irreverent and informative. each one publication takes the reader on a trip via a key occasion, subject, or interval in international background, with explanatory reference spreads, comedian strips, and interviews with old dudes alongside the best way. writer BIO: wealthy Cando begun drawing the nationally syndicated sketch Chaos whereas a scholar at UCLA. His superstar Dudes sequence, a spoof of celebrity Wars, has earned him enthusiasts around the world and has been proven in museums worldwide.

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Who can top this? Pharaoh Khufu tops it! His Great Pyramid of Giza rises from the desert, guarded by the enormous Sphinx. Hello kitty! Workers take 20 years to build it. 1630–1520 b. c. 1975–1640 b . c. 2125–1975 b. c. Thundering chariots! The Hyksos invaders, warriors from Asia, roll into northern Egypt. They grab the north, while the pharaohs rule the south from Thebes. Hooray! The ruler of Thebes, Mentuhotep, reunites Egypt. His reign marks the start of the New Kingdom. Under Senworsret I and III, Egypt invades Nubia, its trading partner for goodies south of Egypt.

The place is awesome, with an open-air temple and a palace. Dudes can worship outside for the first time. They worship the god himself, instead of a statue—another first. In the art world, dudes had been made to look like gods, but Akhenaten thinks ordinary dudes should look just as they are. Great news for his beautiful wife, but a little harsh on his own droopy face and big bum. He tells the priests that Aten (the sun) is the new god, and calls himself Akhenaten (servant of Aten). The priests are not happy, especially when he shuts the temples.

There are two columns outside called obelisks. They are monuments to the sun god. Inside, there’s a grand courtyard—on special occasions you may get to see that. The rest of the temple is strictly off limits to ordinary dudes. Q: Bummer. Can you tell us what’s in there? Pretty please? A: OK, you twisted my arm. Next there’s a special room called the hypostyle hall. It’s dark and full of columns carved to look like papyrus plants. When light enters, the columns look like they are blooming in the sun.

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