7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Very interesting and entralling,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Private Lives of the Pharaohs (Hardcover)
THis book is perfect for anyone interested in Egyptology. It takes you through the pyramids, the 18th dynasty and the blue lotus flower which was thought to have magical powers. I found the section on the 18th dynasty very interesting. It mainly tells of Akhenaten and Tutankhamen who were the last two Pharoahs of the 18th dynasty. It coveres the concept of inbreeding which was thought why that dynasty died out with Tutankhamen. Just more recently the tombs of the pryamid builders were found and it goes on to explain that the builder were not slaves at all. I found this very easy to read and would recommend it to anyone.