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Toby A.H. Wilkinson
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spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 3 years ago
Egypt fascinates me, especially ancient Egypt, really ancient Egypt – the Old and Middle Kingdoms. And Egypt is old. The so-called New Kingdom period ended c. 1069 BC. Several decades before David created Israel and three centuries before Romulus and Remus founded Rome. The time span from Khufu to C...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 6 years ago
By its nature The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt skips over a lot of history but as an introduction to the five-millennia-long history of Egypt - up to the Roman conquest in 31 BC - Toby Wilkinson's effort excels. If you want to know the details of a particular era, the book's near-80 pages of notes...
Nita Good Book
Nita Good Book rated it 7 years ago
This enjoyable history covers the start and end of Ancient Egypt and everything in between. In the introduction Wilkinson states, “Scholars and enthusiasts alike are inclined to look at pharaonic culture with misty-eyed reverence”. He reminds us that even while pharaohs, like Ramesses II, were maki...
Bibliofiend's Bookbag
Bibliofiend's Bookbag rated it 7 years ago
If you want to learn all about Ancient Egypt from start to finish in readable non boring prose, then this is your book. Groovy pictures too.
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