- Hardcover: 335 pages
- Publisher: Brockhampton Press; New edition edition (9 Feb. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1860199100
- ISBN-13: 978-1860199103
- Package Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.8 x 4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,015,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt Hardcover – 9 Feb 2001
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Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs is a complete history of ancient Egypt aimed at the non-specialist reader and is recommended to all those planning a trip to Egypt. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with maps, photographs and drawings. In an easily accessible and lively style, Barbara Mertz, an Egyptologist of wide experience, provides an informative and highly readable overview of ancient Egyptian history.
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in the Valley Of Kings by the priests. The taking of the gold that remained on the mummies and placing them in lonely caches
in tombs cllffs above the the valley. Read with wonderful delight and enthusiasm and modulating voice by Lorna Raver. Ms Raver makes the audio book come alive. The written narrative by author Barbara Mertz is enthralling and packed with interesting vignettes. She has a fun time playing with the conflicting theories of her Egyptologist friends.I came away delightfully stuffed to the gills and you know what? I remember
most of it! I greatly enjoyed listening and was sad when the last disc ended. Also highly recommend "Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in
Ancient Egypt" also by Barbara Mertz and read by Lorna Raver.
It's written in a similar easy-going style as the fiction, factual and fun.
In the book the Author Barbara Mertz starts from the humble beginnings of this civilization through the many numerous periods and dynasties up to the rule of the last ruler of Egypt Cleopatra VII.
I found the book very easy to read and follow and even humourous in places. The author does enjoy giving interesting titbits on various matters and her opinions on many of the stranger aspects of Egyptology like the Pyramidiots for example.
The only reason I have given the book a four star rating is because some of the information since the books publication is now outdated, but this doesn't detract from the books entertainment or educational quality.
I highly recommend this to anyone interetsed in History or Egyptology.
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