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"The Egyptian" by Mika Waltari
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:48 pm 

Joined:Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:02 am
Location: Toronto - Canada
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...


PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:30 am 

Joined:Wed May 04, 2005 3:48 pm
Location: USA
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: ... theim.html

:D Enjoy the reading though.


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