03 March 2006

On to Egypt

3. Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: The Story of Egyptology by Barbara Mertz (3.5/5)

The title is accurate, so if you're not interested in Egyptology, this book isn't for you. If you are, it's quite good. There's a newer version of it out subtitled: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt; I suspect it boasts more photos.

It's also worth noting that Barbara Mertz is a very successful fiction writer. Under the pen name Elizabeth Peters, she writes my favorite mystery series about the character Amelia Peabody.

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