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"The Egyptian" by Mika Waltari

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:48 pm    Post subject: "The Egyptian" by Mika Waltari Reply with quote

Has anyone read this epic novel about excitement, misery and disappointment set in the Eighteenth Dynasty?
I've only read a part of it so far (please don't reveal the plot), but what I'm wondering about, as usual, is historical accuracy. Most of it looks believable but a few things contradict what I've read about Ancient Egypt, notably the way people come and go all over the temple as in a mill. After I'm done I shall have to catalogue all the good and bad, although every last review on the Internet gives it five stars; something to look forward too then. If anyone has comments, please discuss them...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The story is an adaptation of the story of Sinuhe which originally was set in the 12th dynasty.

I enjoyed reading it, but the story is just a literary interpretation and not very accurate historically speaking.

Here's a version of the original:

http://www.unf.edu/classes/freshmancore/halsall/sinuhe-lichtheim.html


Very Happy Enjoy the reading though.
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