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ISBN:1854791966
Author: Barbara MERTZ
ISBN13: 978-1854791962
Title: Temples, tombs and hieroglyphs: a popular history of Ancient Egypt
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Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books; 2Rev Ed edition (1992)
Pages: 350

Temples, tombs and hieroglyphs: a popular history of Ancient Egypt by Barbara MERTZ



In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz reveals herself to be the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit--or have visited--the Nile Valley. T E M P L E S, TO M B S & H I E RO G LY P H S A Popular History of Ancient Egypt. To John A. Wilson 1899–1976 Scholar, teacher, humanist. vii xi xiii xv xix xxi xxiii. o n e : T h e T wo L a n d s.

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In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz reveals herself to be the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit--or have visited--the Nile Valley.

Publication date 1990. Topics Egypt - History - To 332 ., Egypt.

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Barbara Mertz is a consummate storyteller, as her dozens of fiction bestsellers under two pseudonyms attest. Here, she turns her seemingly casual mastery to her original career of Egyptology, and the result is a wonderfully readable book that still manages to teach detailed ancient Egyptian political history across thousands of years in a scholarly fashion. Like many other books this traces of the history of ancient Egypt from the pre-dynastic to the Ptolemies. But Mertz brings her sense of humor to lighten what can be a dry series of lists of kings.

Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs book. An eye-opening, edifying, and endlessly entertaining. Writing as Elizabeth Peters, world-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz is the author of the phenomenally popular New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring archaeologist Amelia Peabody. An eye-opening, edifying, and endlessly entertaining tour through an astonishing bygone world-the acclaimed classic history of ancient Egypt, now newly revised and updated.

In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines a doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit-or have visited-the Nile Valley. meTemplesTombsand Hieroglyphs.

In Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs, Dr. Mertz explores the breathtaking reality behind her fiction by casting a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization that, even after thousands of years, still stirs the human imagination and inspires awe with its marvelous mysteries and amazing accomplishments. A fascinating chronicle of an extraordinary epoch-from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions-Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before.

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Drelahuginn
I love it when historians are so confident of their material that they can write as if they had been there. Barbara Mertz is a consummate storyteller, as her dozens of fiction bestsellers under two pseudonyms attest. Here, she turns her seemingly casual mastery to her original career of Egyptology, and the result is a wonderfully readable book that still manages to teach detailed ancient Egyptian political history across thousands of years in a scholarly fashion. This new edition shows signs of significant updating, as well as her trademark humor from the standpoint of greater experience than in the first writing. As "Red Land, Black Land" is a detailed look -- as much as can be done given current knowledge -- at the lives of ordinary ancient Egyptians, "Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs" provides the history at the better-known levels of Egyptian kings and priests. It reads very quickly -- and how often are you able to break out laughing when reading nonfiction ancient history? If you have any interest in ancient Egypt, read this book.
Zaryagan
I think Justine J on September 2, 2007 wrote the best review and and comment answer I have ever seen here! I'm not sure what my puny efforts will add to anyone's knowledge of the book....so I will simply say that I loved the book, loved Barbara Mertz's sense of humor and her acerbic wit, her tremendous sense of Egypt...and her knowledge. The world will miss her terribly! This book is one that I wanted for a long time (NO I have no excuse!) and am counting it money well spent. She truly does bring ancient Egypt to life with glimpses into Egyptian society; wonderful stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; she really does cover 5000 years in a format that weaves back and forth from peasant to pyramid, from Pharaoh to the Nile and really leaves you gasping for more. I think that I too will be rereading this book, and often! I also highly recommend Dr. Mertz's "Red Land, Black Land" for a complete look at ancient Egypt.
Chillhunter
This book delivered what I was looking for: a lively overview of the history of pharaonic Egypt. I read it so as to make sense of what I was seeing on a trip there. I enjoyed the author's asides and humor and her attempts to stick to the historic record and be clear what is and what is not known. One can see that she would be a good writer of historical fiction -- her more usual job -- as she clearly enjoys filling in the human gaps in the archaeological record: but she restrains that impulse in this book. This is not everything one would want to know about Egypt, but it's a great introduction for the uninitiated to get a sense of the sweep of over two millennia of Egyptian history, and it helps to make sense of the archeological sites one sees in Egypt now.
Mallador
Writing under the pen name Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Mertz started the Amelia Peabody series of tongue-in-cheek Victorian archaeological thrillers in 1975. But 11 years before then this trained Egyptologist published the first edition of "Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs".

Like many other books this traces of the history of ancient Egypt from the pre-dynastic to the Ptolemies. But Mertz brings her sense of humor to lighten what can be a dry series of lists of kings. She brings to life highpoints in the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, as well as the chaotic periods in between. Moreover, she lifts the veil and lets the reader in on many of the scholarly disputes, like those over the woman pharaoh Hatshepsut and the role of Nefertiti in the succession to her heretical husband Akhenaton.

It's also nice to see someone reveal the egomaniac Ramses II for what he was, a poor leader who lost the second Battle of Kadesh, and who covered his weaknesses by pasting his image everywhere.

For anyone who has read the Peabody books, including the depiction there of Sir William Flinders Petrie (and his approach to feeding his staff), Mertz' homage here to the founder of modern Egyptology is interesting.

In her forward to this Second Edition, Mertz says she thought she wouldn't have to do much to revise the earlier work. But then, she adds, taking into account four decades of new discoveries proved to be a challenge. There are places in this book where she discusses post-1964 work, but the addition of the new material is seamless, with no sense of things just stuck in.

This is a delightful introduction to the fascinating history of ancient Egypt.
Siralune
So badly out of date that it should be read as historical fiction rather than history.

I moved to Egypt, and wanted a guide to the history around me, but this wasn't it.

Very, very well written...but no longer accurate
Sataxe
Filled in some gaps on my knowledge of Egypt.
HelloBoB:D
Meet Amelia Peabody's biographer, the reason that the books are so fascinating, fun, and engrossing is Barbara Mertz. Meet the other side of Elizabeth Peters, an archaeologist whose knowledge of ancient Egypt has brought so much to Amelia's family saga. If your interest in ancient Egypt was snared by Amelia's adventures, let her biographer's alternate side help you wade a little further into the time stream. A really good read.
Barbra Mertz, author of both the Vickie Bliss and the Amelia Peabody series was indeed an expert on ancient Egypt. This very readable history of the land of the Nile is very readable and entertaining