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Overview

When Greek historians first declared the Pyramids to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, they had already been ancient for almost 3,000 years. The nameless Pharaoh confronted by Moses before the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt was only one out of an unbroken string of 200 "living gods" in that country. Tutankhamun, Cleopatra, Rameses, mummies, evil priests of Set: the names have resonated in the Western world for five millennia.
There's a lot of adventure to be found in 5,000 years . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556343421
Publisher: Jackson, Steve Games, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Series: Gurps Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.35(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction4
About the Author4
About GURPS4
Page References4
1.Egyptian life5
The Two Lands6
Tech Level6
Map of Cities of Egypt6
Medical Technology7
Revelry9
Games10
Marriage11
Children12
Everyday Affairs13
Family Life13
Food13
Art13
Fashion14
The Word "Pharaoh"14
Cult of the Pharaoh15
Housing16
Combined Gods16
Sacred Animals17
Fortifications18
Pets18
Trade and Money18
Contracts19
Hieroglyphs20
Hellenistic Religion20
Calendar21
Religion21
Gods of Egypt21
Passports21
Temples and Worship22
Temples and Trade22
Miracles23
Nubia23
Temple Intrigue24
Festivals24
Syria24
Map of Egypt's World24
Crete25
Good, Evil and Ma'at26
Cities of the Dead26
Phoenicia26
Government and Justice27
The Pharaoh27
Canaan27
Desert Nomads28
The Bureaucracy29
Crime and Punishment29
Mesopotamia29
Punt30
2.The pharaohs31
Prehistoric Egypt: 50,000-5,000 B.C.32
Pre-Dynastic Egypt: 5500-3150 B.C.32
The Dating Problem32
The Early Dynastic Period: 3150-2686 B.C.33
Dynasty 0: Unification33
The Ancient Kings33
The Ist Dynasty: Rebellion and Consolidation34
King List34
The IInd Dynasty: Religious War35
The Old Kingdom: 2686-2184 B.C.36
The IIIrd Dynasty: The Invention of the Pyramid36
The IVth Dynasty: The Pyramid Builders37
Map of Giza38
The Vth Dynasty: Prophecy of the Sun-Kings39
The VIth Dynasty: The Decline of the Old Kingdom39
Plan of the Great Pyramid39
The First Intermediate Period: 2184-2040 B.C.40
The VIIth & VIIIth Dynasties: 70 Kings In 70 Days40
The IXth & Xth Dynasties: Union and Disunion41
A Legend of Menes41
The Middle Kingdom: 2040-1782 B.C.42
The XIth Dynasty: Peace and Prosperity42
XIIth Dynasty: The Co-Rulers42
Famine in Egypt42
The Maxims of Kegemni42
Djadjaemankh's Magic43
The Second Intermediate Period: 1782-1570 B.C.44
The XIIIth & XIVth Dynasties: Prelude to Disaster44
Intef's Ancestors44
The XVth, XVIth & XVIIth Dynasties: Disaster45
The Exile of Sinuhe45
A Pharaoh's Inaugural Address46
The New Kingdom: 1570-1070 B.C.47
The XVIIIth Dynasty: Empire to Atenism47
The Making of an Heir48
The Rosicrucians49
Megiddo50
A Flirtation With Monotheism51
Restoration of the Old Religion52
Nefertiti52
Hitler and the Hittites53
The XIXth Dynasty: Celebrations and Monuments54
Kadesh54
Death By Unnatural Causes55
The XXth Dynasty: The Ramessides55
Queen Tiy's Conspiracy56
The Third Intermediate Period: 1069-525 B.C.57
The XXIst Dynasty: Division and Sacrilege57
Egypt in the Bible57
The XXIIth Dynasty: The Empire's Last Gasp58
The XXIIIrd & XXIVth Dynasties: Divide and Conquer59
The XXVth Dynasty: The Nubian Pharaohs59
Ptolemy I Collects Taxes59
The XXVIth Dynasty: The Saite Pharaohs60
The Museum At Alexandria60
The Late Period: 525-332 B.C.62
The XXVIIth Dynasty: The Persian Pharaohs62
The Pharos Lighthouse62
The XXVIIIth, XXIXth & XXXth Dynasties: Short-Lived Freedom63
The XXXIst Dynasty: The Second Persian Period63
The Ptolemaic Period: 332-30 B.C.64
The Macedonian Dynasty: Alexander's Empire64
Cleopatra and Herod64
The Ptolemaic Dynasty: The Final Decline65
The Rosetta Stone66
King Tut's Tomb68
Plan of Tutankhamun's Tomb69
3.Characters70
Appearance71
Age71
Character Types71
Egyptian Women77
Undead Characters77
Advantages78
Disadvantages81
Skills82
Starting Wealth83
Job Table84
Names85
Royal Names86
Equipment87
4.The Supernatural89
Learning and Using Magic90
Available Spells90
Mystic Symbols90
Magic in Daily Life91
Life Energy91
Paut92
Dream Interpretation92
New Spells93
Mummification Techniques93
Taking It With You94
Tomb Defenses95
Plan of Seti I's Tomb96
Amulets and Talismans97
Curse of the Pharaoh97
Tomb Artifacts98
True Names99
Mummy Alchemy99
Death and Afterlife100
Tuat100
Uses of Mummies100
The Royal Mummy Cache101
5.Egyptian Bestiary102
Natural Creatures103
Supernatural Creatures104
Ghosts105
Hawks106
Mummies107
Set Beast108
Snakes108
6.Reign of the Gods110
In The Beginning Was Disagreement111
Ra's Children111
The Birth of Nut's Children111
The Myth of Khepera111
Ra's True Name112
Ra Destroys Mankind112
A Selection From Thousands112
Ra's Successors113
Osiris: King of Earth and the Afterlife114
Horus the Avenger115
The Marriage of Set116
7.The Egyptian Campaign117
Long-Term Goals118
Campaign Considerations118
Campaign Crossovers118
Sponsors119
Adventures121
The Abou121
The Nefertep Dynasty122
Thief Upon the Sand123
Orkaht's Tomb124
The Serpent's Lair124
Scholars' Mousetrap125
Bibliography125
Glossary126
Index127

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