[NEW] Egyptomaniacs: How We Became Obsessed with Ancient Epypt

This book is written in a clear and concise style The enjoyable sections cover a wider range of topics in our enduring fascination with the civilization of Ancient Egypt something that will only ratchet up with the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of King Tutankhamun s tombFrom the history of egpytology to the museum holdings this book looks at the issues now dominated by the decolonisation debates it does so in a reasonably even handed way without being too preachy but will not sit easily with someSome interesting material covered in this book which will serve as another in the canon on Egyptology There s no doubt about it We ARE obsessed with Ancient Egypt Egyptomaniacs for me has made that obsession row This is a clearly written book that was a pleasure to read I suspect it feels like a much lighter read than it actually is as I seem to have come away knowin. The Greek historian Hecataeus of Abdera declared during the 4th century BCE that the Egyptian civilization was unsurpassed in the arts and in Mr. Jelly's Business goodovernance surpassing even that of the Greeks During the Renaissance several ecclesiastical nobles including the Borgia Pope Alexander VI claimed their descent from the Egyptian od In the 1920s the claimed their descent from the Egyptian od Osiris In the 1920s the

Nicky Nielsen Í 4 review

Egyptomaniacs: How We Became Obsessed with Ancient EpyptThe most part It finishes off with a look at why there is currently so much interest in the role of aliens as the builders of at why there is currently so much interest in the role of aliens as the builders of pyramids not to mention a few other issues around who created ancient artefacts and where they should end up when foundIt s an enjoyable read well paced and full of interest without being dry I d consider myself fairly well read but there were definitely things I didn t know about before and I hope the author ets a chance to write books in this lineI received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I think it s the perfect book for anyone who s interested with Ancient Egypt and want to learn about the history of this fascinationIt s well written well researched interesting and informativeIt s highly recommendedMany thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC all opinions are mine. T Dr Nicky Nielsen examines the popular view of Egypt as an exotic esoteric mystical culture obsessed with death and overflowing with mummies and pyramids The book traces our obsession with ancient Egypt throughout history and methodically investigates explains and strips away some of the most popular misconceptions about the Pharaohs and their civilization. G a lot than I did without feeling like my head has been packed full I still can t pinpoint exactly what it was that sparked my imagination and kept the embers burning but I think that might be the my imagination and kept the embers burning but I think that might be the This is definitely a book that an Ancient Egyptian enthusiast should have in their collectionMy thanks to the author publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy to review This review is entirely my own unbiased opinion I ve always been interested in the history of archaeology so it seemed likely
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Egyptomaniacs would be ideal non fiction book for me and I m lad to say that turned out to be the caseIt s all about Egypt as the title suggests looking at how Egypt has been perceived by a wide variety of historians through from ancient times to the modern day as well as how it has been portrayed in the media focussing on either Cleopatra or rampaging mummies for. Ery of Tutankhamun s tomb in the Valley of the Kings prompted one of the first true media frenzies in history For thousands of years the Pharaonic culture has been a source of almost endless fascination and obsession But to what extent is the popular Pharaonic culture has been a source of almost endless fascination and obsession But to what extent is the popular of ancient Egypt at all accurate In Egyptomaniacs How We Became Obsessed With Ancient Egypt Egyptologis.

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