A Year in Books/Day 15: Monarchs of the Nile

  • Title: Monarchs of the Nile
  • Author: Aidan Dodson
  • 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.”
  • Happiness Scale: 7
    Thutmosis III statue in Luxor Museum

    Image via Wikipedia


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