Buy Used
+ £0.00 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Infinite_Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Order will be shipped within 24 hours from our UK based warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. We offer a full money back guarantee should you not be satisfied with your order in any way.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Legend: The Genesis of Civilisation Hardcover – 8 Oct 1998

4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, 8 Oct 1998
£40.00 £0.02
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Century; 1st Edition edition (8 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071267747X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712677479
  • Package Dimensions: 24.9 x 19.6 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 346,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Amazon Review

Egyptologist and archaeologist David Rohl sets out to discover the historical truth which lies at the very heart of the Book of Genesis, but what Legend: The Genesis of Civilisation ends up being is a new Rohl-legend about the beginning of ancient Near Eastern civilisation--with many gaps.

The book is divided into three parts. Firstly, Rohl proposes that Eden and its garden was between Lakes Van and Urmin and the Caspian Sea, with Nod on its east. Then he claims the ancestors of the Sumerians migrated in the 6th millennium BC from this "Eden" to Mesopotamia, establishing Sumerian culture there, and identical with biblical Shem. The Mesopotamian and biblical Flood, he sets in the late 4th millennium BC. In part three, Rohl brings Sumerian traders to East Africa (Punt & Sudan--"Kush"), and Egypt, becoming founders of Pharaonic Egypt, using cultural links c.3000BC.

Rohl needlessly burdens the book with the "new chronology" from his Test of Time of 1995, which is known to be 100 per cent wrong (along with the biblical "identifications") from a mass of contrary factual evidence. Rohl's story is also weakened by unsustainable guesswork on supposed language-links, artificial identifications of early biblical and Mesopotamian characters, etc. It's a lively "read", but much of it is likely to prove fictional, not historical. --Kenneth Kitchen


A sequel to "A Test of Time", this text continues the author's pursuit for historical truth, and reveals what really happened in seven famous myths and legends, showing us that the passage of time has not wiped away all the evidence of the reality behind the legends.

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 14 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

22 April 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
19 February 2014
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
12 August 2014
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
19 March 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
11 May 2014
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
12 April 2015
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
3 November 2014
Format: Hardcover
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
18 March 1999
Format: Hardcover
10 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?