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Tutankhamen by Christine Hobson el-Mahdy
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Apr 21, 2012

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Read on April 21, 2012

Fourth book of the readathon!

It's hard, reading yet another book on Tutankhamen and judging exactly what I think of it. I've read so many, since I had a childhood passion for the subject. This one introduces the old theories and then amends them with new theories and shedding new light on the evidence: by this point, since I can't read hieroglyphs for myself, I don't know what to think. I can only say that Christine El Mahdy's theories seem convincing, and that at the very least it's interesting to read.

(It is quite a long and detailed read, though, so you have to be patient for quite a while before she even begins to discuss her own theories.)

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