By Michael Rice
During this compelling consultant and sourcebook, popular writer and student Michael Rice introduces us to the population of old Egypt, permitting us to come across their international via their very own eyes. listed below are the good and the recognized, from Cleopatra to Tutankhamun, yet right here are also the grave-robber Amenwah, Nakht the gardener and Sebaster the hairdresser.
The entire area of Egyptian lifestyles is expressed in those pages. not just are there approximately 1000 biographies, there's additionally a bankruptcy on 'Encountering historic Egyptians', sections on kingship and on faith, a chronology, a word list and maps. a mixture of erudite scholarship and a transparent and obtainable variety, this quantity opens up the area of the traditional Egyptians to all people with an curiosity within the topic in a manner that hasn't ever been performed sooner than.
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Amenhot ep 11, King, Eighteent h Dynasty, New Kingdom , c. 1427-140 0 Be. The second Anwnhot ep succeeded one of the greatest of Egyptian kings, TlIUTMOS F. Ill. As a young man he Was evidently the epitome of the lbshing prince, acrive in sport and the hunt. Thron~h(lllt his life he was much given to publicisin g this aspect of his acriviries. Amenhot cp II was one of the first kiu~s of Egypt to grow up with horses. He was a keen e'Jllestria n all his life long; his farher gave him charge of all the royal sra bles when he was still a hoy.
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