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Rise & Fall of Ancient Egypt rises to the Occasion,
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A tour de force from Toby Wilkinson, not only comprehensive and informative but witty and entertaining too. One of the most significant aspects of pharaonic Egypt he reminds us of (which is commonly glossed over by Egyptologists) is that kingly power ultimately, and commonly relied on force. Tomb robbery and conspiracies against the ruler show that human beings have always been motivated by the same things, albeit manifested differently down the ages due to local circumstances. Well worth the money.