Very clear as to who the individual Pharaohs were, where they came from and what happened during their their individual reigns. More factural than readable. Misses the fun of Joyce Tyldesley 'The Pharaohs' or Peter Clayton's 'Chronicle of the Pharaohs' which follows the Pharaohs in reign order. The reading of individual names in Heiroglyphs is an advance on Stephen Quirke's 'Who were the Pharaohs?' A useful addition to any one studying Ancient Egypt.