Ancient Egypt lives again in simple, but powerful verse that tells the story of a mysterious, magical civilization from the legends of its gods, through the triumphs of its Pharaohs, to its fading into history. Here, in clear, compelling form, is a taste of all that has made the Gift of the Nile great -- the death and rebirth of Osiris, the epic struggle of Seth and Horus, the raising of the pyramids, the glory and heartbreak of the female king Hatshepsut, the strange life of the king who rebelled against the gods, and much, much more. Amid the tales of gods and of Pharaohs are pictures of the lives of priests and farmers, and a journey through the world of the dead. Simple enough for a child making one's first acquaintance with Ancient Egypt, this work has something to offer even one who has studied Ancient Egypt for a lifetime. Relive the wonder that was Ancient Egypt!