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History of Ancient Egypt #1: A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

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The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past. Fans of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and history buffs will be captivated by this re-telling of Egyptian history, written by one of the top Egyptologists in the world.

Review:

"In this thoughtful and meticulous reconsideration of Egyptian ancient- and pre-history, Egyptologist Romer draws directly from archaeological and hieroglyphic evidence in an effort to cast aside Western preconceptions. This, the first of two volumes, begins with a focus on the farmers of Faiyum Lake in 5000 BCE and ends with the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza, tomb of the pharaoh Khufu, in around 2500 BCE. Romer comments on the logical fallacies of other historians, citing physical evidence. He remarks, for instance, that previous interpretations of the Second Dynasty are 'uge histories built upon the thinnest evidence.' He also cautions that it is 'important to recognize the traps that lurk within the very words we use,' suggesting that to even name the inhabited region along the Nile 'Egypt' is to make an unwarranted assumption. Though careful in building towards his conclusions, the author waxes lyrical in his descriptions of some of the exquisite works of art which form the basis of our understanding of these dwellers by the Nile. An essential read for anyone interested in Egyptian history. Maps and photos. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

JOHN ROMER has worked in Egypt since 1966 on archaeological digs in many key sites, including the Valley of the King and Karnak. He led the Brooklyn Museum expedition to excavate the tomb of Ramasses XI. He wrote and presented a number of television series, including The Seven Wonders of the World, Romer's Egypt, Ancient Lives, and Testament. He lives in Tuscany, Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250030115
Author:
Romer, John
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Series:
A History of Ancient Egypt
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-White illustrations throughout
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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Product details 512 pages Thomas Dunne Books - English 9781250030115 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this thoughtful and meticulous reconsideration of Egyptian ancient- and pre-history, Egyptologist Romer draws directly from archaeological and hieroglyphic evidence in an effort to cast aside Western preconceptions. This, the first of two volumes, begins with a focus on the farmers of Faiyum Lake in 5000 BCE and ends with the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza, tomb of the pharaoh Khufu, in around 2500 BCE. Romer comments on the logical fallacies of other historians, citing physical evidence. He remarks, for instance, that previous interpretations of the Second Dynasty are 'uge histories built upon the thinnest evidence.' He also cautions that it is 'important to recognize the traps that lurk within the very words we use,' suggesting that to even name the inhabited region along the Nile 'Egypt' is to make an unwarranted assumption. Though careful in building towards his conclusions, the author waxes lyrical in his descriptions of some of the exquisite works of art which form the basis of our understanding of these dwellers by the Nile. An essential read for anyone interested in Egyptian history. Maps and photos. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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