A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 2013 - Egypt - 475 pages
The story of the ancient world is told in this first volume in a two-book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past.

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John Romer is an Egyptologist with the soul of a poet. In his beautifully constructed books he waxes lyrical on the most mysterious civilization of the ancient world. This book, the first of a two ... Read full review

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The first of a two-volume history of ancient Egypt, this covers the period from roughly 5000 BCE through the construction of the Great Pyramid (around 2500 BCE or so). The book is written, rather ... Read full review

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