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The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt Hardcover – 20 Sep 2004

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 01 edition (20 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500051283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500051283
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 0.3 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 542,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Every page features several photographs and illustrations that help the reader and further illuminate these ancient people.

The staggering amount of material that had to be assembled and collated for Families, not to mention the actual writing itself, leaves this reviewer in awe of the accomplishment. . . . A book to own, read cover to cover, and pull from the shelf again and again.

This remarkable compilation of biographical and historical data is original in its scope, format, and content

About the Author

Aidan Dodson is currently a Teaching Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Bristol. Among his previous books are The Mummy in Ancient Egypt and The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt. Dyan Hilton specializes in creating genealogies.


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This book is the most complete reference of royal genealogy in Ancient Egypt that I have ever come across. I did not expect so much detail about royals who lived thousands of years ago.

Each chapter contains

- a general description,

- an extensive genealogical tree with relationships marked as either certain, highly probable, likely or hypothetical,

- a section with short descriptions of all involved persons,

- many photographs and drawings.

Where "Chronicle of the Pharaohs" by Clayton focuses on the rulers of Ancient Egypt, Dodson and Hilton describe all their known (likely) family members.
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If you're looking a for a complete, in-depth genealogy of the Pharaohs and their relatives, this is the book for you. The family trees are excellent and clearly presented. The biographies for each person are brief, giving sometimes just the titles and positions held but the main emphasis is on the genealogy. The illustrations are excellent and the book is helped by a brief historical overview of the dynasties and the role of the pharaoh in ancient Egypt.

Recommended for genealogical buffs, those interested in Ancient Egyptian royalty and scholars.
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To have all this information laid out in such a clear way in one volume is a great asset. The family trees are excellent and gives a much clearer picture than simply words on a page. All that is needed will be a re-print in a few years to join the dots at the end of the eighteenth dynasty, when all the DNA results are published.... when......
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Not an easy read, but an excellent textbook which gives order and sense to a vast quantity of sometimes confusing evidence about the relationships of the ancient Egyptian royal family(ies).
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8d768780) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cf8a1e0) out of 5 stars Royal Genealogy of Ancient Egypt 19 Feb. 2005
By J. N. W. Bos - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is the most complete reference of royal genealogy in Ancient Egypt that I have ever come across. I did not expect so much detail about royals who lived thousands of years ago.

Each chapter contains

- a general description,

- an extensive genealogical tree with relationships marked as either certain, highly probable, likely or hypothetical,

- a section with short descriptions of all involved persons,

- many photographs and drawings.

Where "Chronicle of the Pharaohs" by Clayton focuses on the rulers of Ancient Egypt, Dodson and Hilton describe all their known (likely) family members.
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cf8a234) out of 5 stars Aidan Dodson does it again! 8 Nov. 2004
By Sennefer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Yet again Thames and Hudson's series `The Complete' comes up with a winner. Royal Families starts with an outline of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaonic State and the set up of the royal family then goes on to list over 1.300 Kings their known Queens and off springs. Royal Families is laid out in an easy to follow, dynasty-by-dynasty fashion with sections on the family tree, historical information and a fascinating section called `Brief Lives'. This later section is a who's who of all the known players on the Ancient Egyptian Royal Families stage. All in all it's an extremely interesting read suitable for academics and armchair historians alike, but then with Aidan Dodson's involvement what else would you expect.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cf8a66c) out of 5 stars Excellent 17 July 2005
By Kenneth A. Dailey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
1. Easy to read.

2. Easy to understand.

3. Shockingly thorough.

4. Well researched.

5. Most complete work on Egyptian royal families that I have ever seen.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cf8aa38) out of 5 stars Wonderful book by Dodson 26 Oct. 2006
By Fabian Boudville - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a typically well-written and thorough book by the British Egyptologist Dr. Aidan Dodson and his counterpart Dyan Hilton. It is an excellent follow up to Dodson's 1998 book--"Mummy in Ancient Egypt: Equipping the Dead for Eternity." Dodson copes well with the task of listing the more than 1,300 known family members of Ancient Egypt's royal familes starting from Narmer, the first king of Egypt who unified the country down to Cleopatra. The illustrations are of impeccable quality as one would expect from a book publisher such as Thames & Hudson. His geneaological tables are first rate and highly important because he connects the links between a king and his numerous family members.

While the price is a bit on the high side, Dodson compensates by including the latest and most up to date research and bibliography for Ancient Egypt including Kim Ryholt's 1997 study of the Second Intermediate Period which strongly suggest that the 16th Dynasty was a Theban, rather than a Hyksos, kingdom. (pp.116, 118 & 290) Dodson now acknowledges that a certain Neferneferuaten who ruled Egypt in the interval between Akhenaten's death and Tutankhamun's accession was a woman and not the male king Smenkhkare as he had previously maintained. As Dodson writes: "Definitive evidence as to Neferneferuaten's gender was revealed by James Allen...at the April 2004 meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt." Allen reported that an "examination of palimpest inscriptions of Neferneferuaten on objects reused in Tutankhamun's tomb (on a pectoral and on the canopic coffinettes) have shown conclusively that...the former use the epithet sh-n-h.s, [meaning] 'effective for her husband'. This makes impossible the reconstruction put forward in Dodson 2003, which viewed Smenkhkare and Neferneferuaten as one and the same." (pp.150 & 285, note No.111)

The authors also accept David Aston's likely correct JEA 75 (1989) proposal that Shoshenq III was the direct successor of the 22nd Dynasty Pharaoh Osorkon II at Tanis rather than Takelot II as most scholars once assumed. (pp.224) As Dodson and Hilton writes: "Takelot II is likely to have been identical with the High Priest Takelot F, who is stated in Karnak inscriptions to have been a son of Nimlot C [the son of Osorkon II], and whose likely period of office falls neatly just before [king] Takelot II's appearance." (p.224) They also note that Osorkon III can only be the illustrious High Priest Osorkon B, son of Takelot II based on a unique stela from Akoris. It explicitly calls king Osorkon III a former High Priest of Amun which was an office that Osorkon B held prior to his disappearance in Year 39 of Shoshenq III. (p.226) This book will certainly be a welcome addition to the collections of Colleges and Universities throughout the world.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cf8ab1c) out of 5 stars Intricate relationships 6 May 2007
By H. B. Baldwin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The web of connections to the King of Egypt makes the study of the royal families intersting. This book halps to bring what evidence we have of these relationships. Well written and well researched it is a great resource to get you started on the deeper understanding of the relationships of the families to the kings. Ankh m ma'at.
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