Synopses & Reviews
This book presents a concise account of the lives and times of some of the more significant occupants of the Egyptian throne, from the unification of the country around 3000 bc down to the extinction of native rule just under three millennia later. Some, such as Tuthmosis III, had a major impact on their time, and were remembered by their own people until the very civilization collapsed. Others, such as Tutankhamun, were soon forgotten by the Egyptians themselves, only to burst into popular culture thousands of years after their deaths, as a result of the labors of modern archeologists. Still more remain unknown outside the small circle of professional archeologists, but led lives that call out for wider dissemination. This book sets out to provide a mix of all three categories, in an attempt to present a balanced view of Egyptian kings and their range of achievements.
About the Author
read Egyptian archeology at Durham, Liverpool, and Cambridge universities, receiving his BA in 1985 and his PhD in 1995. He has taught and lectured in England, Egypt, Canada, and the United States and regularly lectures at the British Museum and on Nile cruises. He is the co-author with Salima Ikram of Royal Mummies in the Egyptian Museum
(AUC Press, 1997) and The Mummy in Ancient Egypt
(AUC Press 1998).