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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:27 am 
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I asked this in a post some time ago & it seems only 1 person was reading anything.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:50 pm 
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Nefertiti by Michelle Moran.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:55 am 
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I'm about to finish reading HP & the Deathly Hallows :D then I'm going to read read Secrets of the Sands.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:34 pm 
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Deathly Hallows (like eveyone it seems!) and Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I recently bought The Quest by Wilbur Smith Anyone else read Smith Egyptain novels?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:37 am 
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Just read a good book - THE ROSETTA STONE and the rebirth of Ancient Egypt by John Ray published by Profile Books, ISBN-10 1 86197 334 9

As I said earlier it does not seem anyone else here reads.
Any sugestions for a good Egyptology book?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:50 pm 
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Recently I aquired a 1st ed of Gardiner's Royal canon, Sarah has been guiding me through it. She can translateit where required.

As for harry potter, paternal duty required mr to read the first 2 for my youngest, but a vasectomy is a small price to pay for never having to open any of the others.

As lighter reading I'm on Sohmer's favourite Son.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:19 am 
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I've just read a book called Egyptian Woman by Hilary Wilson. It's a novel set in the time of Ramesses II and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I don't get much time to read but this one was well worth it. I bought it at our local Ancient Egyptian Centre.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:39 am 
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Now I'm reading Pharaoh's Son by Diana Wilder. I just can't put it down.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:41 am 
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I'm reading Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar again. I would say I can't put it down, but it's so heavy I can barely pick it up...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:42 am 
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Psusennes I wrote:
I'm reading Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar again. I would say I can't put it down, but it's so heavy I can barely pick it up...


Image Maybe you can use it for weight training too? Image


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:06 am 
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I just finished "Rape Of The Nile" and really recommend it to everyone. It is a real eye-opener, telling of how "collectors", with the help of several well-known Egyptologists, looted Egyptian sites. It goes into quite a bit of detail concerning Budge and his views on Egyptian history. Plus the real story concerning Budge and the Papyrus of Ani.
It destroys a lot of pre-conceived ideas!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:43 am 
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Who is the Authour of 'Rape of the Nile'


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:04 pm 
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I'm reading Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar again. I would say I can't put it down, but it's so heavy I can barely pick it up...



in that case, avoid the three volume Ashmolean limited edition


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:07 pm 
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Who is the Authour of 'Rape of the Nile'


Brian M Fagan


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:34 pm 
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Rape Of The Nile by Brian Fagan:
Fagan has written numerous archaeology books (e.g., The Little Ice Age, 2000), but his inaugural title from 1975 was out of print. This welcome revision recounts the encounter of all manner of people, from Herodotus to Howard Carter of Tutankhamen fame, with the pharaonic ruins of the Nile Valley. Modern interest in the imposing antiquity and scale of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and the like dates from the French invasion of 1798, which included a scientific team--"the Enlightenment in action," in Fagan's words--to survey pyramids, temples, and tombs; its work provoked a rage in Europe for all things Egyptian. Some tackled the problem of unlocking hieroglyphics (achieved by Jean-Francois Champollion); others flexed their muscles to get the good stuff out of Egypt, like Giovanni Belzoni. By far the star attraction in Fagan's presentation, Belzoni was an ebulliently colorful character--a circus strongman in 1810 who chanced into the ancient Egypt craze and its accompanying lust for artifacts. That's how Egyptology began, and Fagan's history is a fine gateway to it. Gilbert Taylor
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The scandalous rape of Ancient Egypt is a historical vignette of greed, vanity, and dedicated archaeological research. It is a tale vividly told by renowned archaeology author, Brian Fagan, with characters that include the ancient historian Herodotus; Theban tomb robbers; obelisk-stealing Romans; Coptic Christians determined to erase the heretical past; mummy traders; leisured antiquarians; major European museums; Giovanni Belzoni, a circus strongman who removed more antiquities than Napoleon's armies; shrewd consuls and ruthless pashas; and archaeologists such Sir Flinders Petrie who changed the course of Egyptology.

This is the first thoroughly revised edition of The Rape of the Nile - Fagan's classic account of the cavalcade of archaeologists, thieves, and sightseers who have flocked to the Nile Valley since ancient times. Featured in this edition are new accounts of stunning recent discoveries, including the Royal Tombs of Tanis, the Valley of Golden Mummies at Bahariya, the Tomb of the Sons of Ramses, and the sunken city of Alexandria (whose lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World). Fagan concludes with a clear-eyed assessment of the impact of modern mass tourism on archaeological sites and artifacts.

It's available at Amazon U.S. for $15. An excellent book!


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