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Book Review: The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Egypt

The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Egypt, by Toby Wilkinson Although Egypt and Egyptology are certainly very popular subjects, there is a striking lack of history books that seek to tackle the entire scope of ancient Egyptian history.  There are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End Of The Bronze Age

The End Of The Bronze Age:  Changes In Warfare And the Catastrophe CA. 1200 B.C, by Robert Drews This book is almost perfect, almost, but not quite.  As is all too often the case, a great deal of professional historians … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire Of Ancient Egypt

Empire Of Ancient Egypt, by Wendy Christensen I have to admit that this book was far more in-depth and detailed than I thought it would be.  Having read quite a few of this kind of book, I tend to think … Continue reading

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Book Review: Down The Nile

Down The Nile:  Alone In A Fisherman’s Skiff, by Rosemary Mahoney Did the author do something interesting enough to warrant having a book published about it?  After having finished this book, I’m still not sure that it was essential.  To … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Keys Of Egypt

The Keys Of Egypt:  The Race To Crack The Hieroglyph Code, by Lesley And Roy Adkins This particular book tells a somewhat familiar story (at least, it is familiar to me), but it does so in an enjoyable way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cracking The Egyptian Code

Cracking The Egyptian Code:  The Revolutionary Life Of Jean-François Champollion The study of the deciphering of various ancient languages has led me to understand all the more clearly that to decipher a past language is an act that requires a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seeker Of Knowledge

Seeker Of Knowledge:  The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by James Rumford This book is a pleasant and surprisingly instructive children’s book on the life of Jean-Françios Champollion.  To be sure, there is some oversimplification here, as the author focuses … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lion In The Valley

Lion In The Valley (Amelia Peabody #4), by Elizabeth Peters At this stage in a novel series, particularly one that goes on a long time (and there are a lot more novels to read, as this is only the fourth … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mummy Case

The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3), by Elizabeth Peters I can safely say that this book was at least as enjoyable to read as was the previous volume and therefore better than the first novel in the series, so I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Curse Of The Pharaohs

The Curse Of The Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2), by Elizabeth Peters I have to admit that I liked this book a lot more than I did the previous volume of the series, in which Amelia Peabody showed herself to be … Continue reading

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