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The Pharaohs

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Concerning Egypt itself, I shall extend my remarks to a great length, because there is no country that possesses so many wonders.' The Greek writer Herodotus wrote these words as long ago as the 5th century BC, and the ancient civilization of Egypt has continued to cast its spell on historians, archaeologists and visitors ever since. Thanks to its geographical isolation, E ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Quercus (first published January 1st 2009)
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Very well done! Joyce Tyldesley scores again with a well-written summary of Egyptian history. Though re-covering well-trodden ground (a chronological history of Egypt focusing on the succession of the dynasties of pharaohs), Tyldesley's clear and interesting writing style and her inclusion of recent scholarship makes for a good read, and the illustrations are well-chosen and well-presented. Despite the cliche about judging a book by its cover, I had a good feeling about this one from the moment ...more
Aug 16, 2011 Michaela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful book on the history of Egypt's pharaohs.
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Joyce Tyldesley is a British archaeologist and Egyptologist, academic, writer and broadcaster.

Tyldesley was born in Bolton, Lancashire and attended Bolton School. In 1981, she earned a first-class honours degree in archaeology from Liverpool University, and a doctorate in Prehistoric Archaeology from Oxford in 1986. She is a Teaching Fellow at Manchester University where she is tutor and course or
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