100 books — 1,956 voters
Books in this genre are set in or about Egypt.
100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List
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181 books — 477 voters
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75 books — 50 voters
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400 books — 525 voters
Romance in Egypt (and/or) Egyptian Heroes and Heroines
78 books — 81 voters
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“ Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt: The poet's eye, in fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Tu ...more ”
“ Some Christian lawyers—some eminent and stupid judges—have said and still say, that the Ten Commandments are the foundation of all law. Nothing could be more absurd. Long before these commandments were given there were codes of laws in India and Egypt—laws against murder, perjury, larceny, adultery and fraud. Such laws are as old as human society; as old as the love of life; as old as industry; as the idea of prosperity; as old as human love. All of the Ten Commandments that are good were old; ...more ”
ᴛʜᴇʙᴇs. ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴏғ ᴀɴᴄɪᴇɴᴛ ᴇɢʏᴘᴛɪᴀɴ ᴘᴀʟᴀᴄᴇ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʜᴀʀᴀᴏʜ ᴀɴᴅ ʜɪs ɢʀᴇᴀᴛ ʀᴏʏᴀʟ ᴡɪғᴇ ʀᴜʟᴇ. ᴡ…more
[close] ᴛʜᴇʙᴇs. ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴏғ ᴀɴᴄɪᴇɴᴛ ᴇɢʏᴘᴛɪᴀɴ ᴘᴀʟᴀᴄᴇ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʜᴀʀᴀᴏʜ ᴀɴᴅ ʜɪs ɢʀᴇᴀᴛ ʀᴏʏᴀʟ ᴡɪғᴇ ʀᴜʟᴇ. ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ ᴅᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀs ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴡᴏ sᴏɴs, ᴛʜᴇ ᴇʟᴅᴇsᴛ ɪs ʟᴏᴏᴋɪɴɢ ғᴏʀ ᴀ ʙʀɪᴅᴇ. ʙᴜᴛ ʙᴇʏᴏɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴏᴘᴘᴏʀᴛᴜɴɪᴛʏ ғᴏʀ sᴏᴍᴇ ʟɪᴠᴇs ᴛʜᴇ ғᴇᴀʀ ᴏғ ɴᴏᴛ ʙᴇɪɴɢ ɪᴍᴘʀᴇssɪᴠᴇ ᴏʀ ʙᴇᴀᴜᴛɪғᴜʟ ᴇɴᴏᴜɢʜ. ɪɴ ᴀ ʟᴀɴᴅ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ʙᴇᴀᴜᴛʏ, ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴏʀsʜɪᴘɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀᴏᴘᴇʀ ɢᴏᴅs sᴜʀᴘᴀssᴇs ᴀʟʟ, ᴡɪʟʟ ʏᴏᴜ sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇ sᴄᴀɴᴅᴀʟs, ᴏʀ ᴡɪʟʟ ʏᴏᴜ ʙᴇ ᴅɪsɢʀᴀᴄᴇᴅ?
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Grupo de estudos criado para discutir livros e textos sobre a História e Arqueologia do Egito An…more
[close] Grupo de estudos criado para discutir livros e textos sobre a História e Arqueologia do Egito Antigo.
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On 22nd April, I'll be hosting a Q&A about ancient Egypt to celebrate the launch of my new book …more
[close] On 22nd April, I'll be hosting a Q&A about ancient Egypt to celebrate the launch of my new book The Egyptian Myths. If you have any questions that you've always wanted to ask about Egyptian myths, mummies, pyramids, or anything else that interests you about Egypt, now's your chance!
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Egypt, 2558 B.C. The height of the Egyptian Empire so far. Irrigation on the River Nile has beco…more
[close] Egypt, 2558 B.C. The height of the Egyptian Empire so far. Irrigation on the River Nile has become common, food is abundant, and architecture is at it's finest. The Great Pyramids of Giza rise high above the desert, that tallest structures in the world, and the Great Sphinx is under construction. The great Pharaoh Khafra rules the land and prosperity has allowed for learning and the arts to arise. The gods are happy with the kingdom, but still require the people to worship them as always. But now, it comes to you, what is your destiny? Will you be part of the high and mighty, doing what you please, participating in the pleasures and arts of the world around you, or perhaps, do you follow the path of the gods, and harness their power to do great things on earth? Or, are you a commoner, living in your hut along the River Nile and farming vast swathes of wheat and other life giving crops, relying on the river's floods to keep you and your family fed. But, you may also be a slave, forced to labour under the whip, and build the sphinx and any other temple or obelisk the pharaoh desires.
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