Year Published: 1995/Revised Edition 2000 (The American University in Cairo Press)
Year Purchased: 2002/2003
Source: History Book Club
About: A sequential history of Egyptian rulers.
Motivation: History geek in the house here. As a child, I loved reading about Egypt. I decided to rekindle the spark with this book.
Times Read: 1
Random Excerpt/Page 88: “His son buried him in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the walls of the burial chamber adorned as if a huge papyrus had been unrolled against them. Within, Tuthmosis III was laid to rest in a magnificent quartzite sarcophagus, perhaps the finest of its kind ever made: it was so admired that a thousand years later an Egyptian nobleman named Hapymen would have its decoration copied onto his own coffer, now in the British Museum.”