A History of Ancient Egypt

A History of Ancient Egypt

From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

Book - 2013
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How, over a thousand years, did a culture of semi-itinerant farmers create the rich, vivid, world of ancient Egypt, culminating with the Great Pyramid? In this extraordinary book John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one of the greatest human stories. Showing how archaeological evidence has allowed this long-vanished civilization to gradually re-appear from under the sand, and the changing interpretations to which its breathtaking but enigmatic remains have been subjected, Romer reveals what these highly idiosyncratic objects have to tell us. The result is an engrossing detective story, as we discover what we really know of Nile civilization - and where the record remains silent. 'He has a painter's eye and his physical descriptions are superb . . . a book to be read and thought about.' Financial Times 'An up-to-date, stimulating account of the birth of what may turn out to be the world's oldest civilization.' Nature
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2013, c2012
ISBN: 9780141399713
0141399716
Branch Call Number: 932.01 Rom
Characteristics: xxvii, 475 p. : ill. (some col.), maps

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Jun 28, 2017

A very readable book that I enjoyed quite a bit. This book is devoted almost entirely to the pre-history of ancient Egypt, ending with the building of Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza.

I am looking forward to reading the recently released 2nd volume of this series.

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