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on 7 November 2009
Non-fiction biography with great color photographs on every single page; the book is worth it just for those. This is one of those books in which the artwork--photographs of walls, statues, fabric, paintings, are by far the best thing about the book. However I must add that the author does a very good job of making the life of this little-known Pharaoh Amenhotep III quite interesting. It is, I must add, NOT a children's book---I don't mean its inappropriate, but that it is written for adults, and of course any well read young people interested in ancient Egypt.

This is a well written biography of the father of Akenahaten, non-fiction, and written by an Egyptologist.

It is interesting to learn that Amenhotep III was dabbling in an interest in the "Aten" god cult prior to his son, Akhenaten's, obsession with it later on when he became sole ruler.

I recently went to a museum show of objects sent from the British museum, interestingly the majority were objects photographed in the pages of this book! Unbelievable to see them in real life!! A great experience.
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on 23 September 2012
This is very interesting book about Amenhotep the third and his court. It is very detailed and really brings this pharaoh's world to life. It is well written and there are many marvellous illustrations to go with the text.
I have learnt more about the Ancient Egyptian's life from this book than any other.
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on 28 December 2015
Very Informative book about the reign of Amenhotep by the wonderful Joann Fletcher. You can here her unique voice as you read the book, with her descriptive accounts catching the imagination of the reader
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on 27 May 2014
I am using this book for research and it is informative not only about Amenhotep III but his family, rituals of the time, his wives etc. This is not a "reading" book unless you are an avid lover of Ancient Egypt. The pictures are also very evocative of the time. I feel lucky to get this at the price.
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on 12 November 2014
Excellent
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