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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt
by Bill Manley
From its humble origins as a cluster of rival chiefdoms along the banks of the Nile, ancient Egypt rose to become one of the most advanced civilizations of its time. Noted Egyptologist Bill Manley traces its history from the founding of Memphis around 5000 BCE. Recent archeological evidence sheds new light on the vast architectural legacy of one of the world's oldest natio ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 5th 1996 by Penguin Books (London/NY)
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I grabbed this book at the Metropolitan after visiting the Middle Kingdom exhibition. I was in a hurry and failed to notice that it was written in 1996 (no updates since!!). Big Mistake. Just like his colleague Wilkinson, Manley projects his 20th century opinions and biases upon the past. I also came across sentences that make no sense (e.g."The earliest pyramids at Dashur & Meidum are shaped like obelisks (or 'bent' pyramids)??? There is just one bent pyramid and it was probably the result ...more
Bill Manley is Honorary President of Egyptology Scotland. He was appointed Research Associate at the National Museum in Edinburgh in 1995, and Senior Curator of Egyptian Scripts in 2006. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Liverpool, at which he has taught Egyptology. He spent many years shaping and developing the Egyptology program offered by DACE at the University of Glasgow. ...moreMore about Bill Manley...