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History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid A, Romer, John
History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid A
John Romer

Paperback $27.99 - Penguin UK
History - Published: 22/May/2013 - ISBN: 9780141399713

How, over a thousand years, did a culture of semi-itinerant farmers create the rich, vivid, world of ancient Egypt, culminating with the Great Pyramid? In this extraordinary book John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one of the greatest human stories.

Showing how archaeological evidence has allowed this long-vanished civilization to gradually re-appear from under the sand, and the changing interpretations to which its breathtaking but enigmatic remains have been subjected, Romer reveals what these highly idiosyncratic objects have to tell us. The result is an engrossing detective story, as we discover what we really know of Nile civilization - and where the record remains silent.

Whether he is writing about the smallest necklace bead or the most grandly elaborate royal tomb, Romer conveys a remarkable sense of a people like ourselves, and yet in so many ways eerily different.

'He has a painter's eye and his physical descriptions are superb . . . a book to be read and thought about.' Financial Times

'An up-to-date, stimulating account of the birth of what may turn out to be the world's oldest civilization.' Nature



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