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Erudite and engaging,
This review is from: A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid (Hardcover)
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I have been obsessed with Ancient Egypt for more than 30 years. There is something completely magical about this civilisation that keeps me coming back to it.
Romer has long had an excellent reputation for bringing Egypt to life for a modern audience - and this book just confirms that he is essential reading for anyone with even a passing interest in the subject.
He tackles the early days of the region - and this was mainly new to me - and fascinating as a result. It is clear that his research is detailed and thorough - but his prose is always clear and readable.
I found the whole experience of reading it wonderful - and can't wait for the sequel!