Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction explores the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt, including ideas about Egyptian kingship, religion, ethics, customs, and writing systems. The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination and mystery; for generations, mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination. This VSI draws on the latest archaeological discoveries and scholarship on ancient Egypt. It considers issues relating to the history of Egyptology, ethnicity, race, gender, and sexual relations. Moreover, it examines the impact of the Arab Spring on approaches to Egyptian museums and cultural heritage all over the world.