The Ancient World: A Visual History offers a uniquely visual approach to exploring the cultures of the key civilizations of ancient times. By combining historic engravings with an accessible modern commentary, it creates both a visual celebration and an invaluable reference. The main section of the book focuses on ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Rome, and Greece, offering a detailed exposition of each in turn through thematic spreads depicting many aspects of their cultures. A second section features timelines, maps, and overviews of the other key civilizations that were flourishing all over the world across the same period. Thus the reader is offered both a close-up view of the four major peoples who hold an endless fascination for modern readers, plus a broader panorama of the global cultures that shaped the ancient world.