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Mitch
Tutankhamen: Life and Death of a Pharaoh | Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt
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Reading takes you in all sorts of directions! Today it takes me through this door - the Museum of Archaeology, to learn more about Kathleen Kenyon working in Jerusalem in the 1950s.

AmyG Beautiful building. 2w
mariaku21 That is gorgeous! 2w
lynneamch Love it when that happens 2w
kspenmoll Beautiful building! 1w
Goleemn Reading does open doors… and that‘s a beautiful one to walk through! 1w
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Super_Jane
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Mehso-so

4/5 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑 #mythology #january #egypt #ancientegypt

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LanceTait
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There's nothing like sitting down and reading a wonderful translation of a story that was written 3500 years ago. There are many stories in this book. You just can't thank the translator enough for bringing them to us in English.

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rwmg
Death of an Eye | Dana Stabenow
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Sheri is asked by her friend Cleopatra to look into the theft of a new issue of bronze coinage and the murder of the Eye, Cleopatra's secret agent. Was the motive purely financial or was it part of an attempt to destabilise Cleopatra's rule in favour of Ptolemy, her brother-husband?

A good start setting up the series and introducing the characters.

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rwmg
Death of an Eye | Dana Stabenow
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bnp Quite a departure from the Alaska setting I'm used to from this author. Glad it was good. 2mo
rwmg @bnp I've only read the first 1/4 or so, but I am enjoying it so far 2mo
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Addison_Reads
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Pickpick

People with more knowledge of Egyptian history may feel differently about this book but my knowledge is limited and I found this very informative. Some parts were a bit dry, and at times the author assumes things without proof to support it, but that still didn't distract me from the fascinating lives of these six powerful women.

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stevesbookstuf1
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Mehso-so

Pretty dry and a bit of a slog through the first half of the book, but it picks up. I liked the second half a lot more than the first. If you are interested in the Egyptians and ancient history, your patience will be rewarded if you stick with it. I gave it two stars for the first half and almost a four for the last two sections, for a three overall. But I realize it won't be for everyone.

Full review: https://bit.ly/rvw-GoldCpl

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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

With an unconventional structure, this book can be both fascinating… and a little dry. The chapters open with a fictionalized scene the husband-wife team imagines in the lives of the pharaoh, relatives & employees. Then, they backtrack into evidence supporting these scenes. The translation of hieroglyphs & inclusion of drawings & photographs really shines. This juxtaposition of fact & fiction isn‘t for me but I appreciated the thorough research!

Monica5 I bailed on this because it read like a textbook. I will have to give it another try sometime ☺️ 3mo
TorieStorieS @Monica5 My eyes may have glazed over a few times- and the sound of it hitting the floor definitely woke me up at least once… But I‘m glad I stuck with it because I did really find some sections fascinating. But the style had me initially considering bailing on it too! 😳 3mo
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Monica5
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Bailedbailed

Reading like a textbook and not what I expected at all.

stevesbookstuf1 I'm reading this right now. (Or I was - I paused to read another book.) Hoping to persevere to the end! 3mo
RamsFan1963 Oh no! I almost used my audible credit on this. I'm glad I resisted, I hate history books that read like school text. 3mo
Monica5 @stevesbookstuf1 I may go back and try to read it at another time. But, to me, it was reading like a textbook and I was having a hard time with it. 3mo
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Monica5 @RamsFan1963 I like history and love reading about it. This book, to me, was reading like a textbook. @stevesbookstuf1 is reading it, well he paused to read another book. He may have a totally different view on it. 3mo
stevesbookstuf1 @RamsFan1963 - Picked it up again tonight. It has an odd structure - one chapter about the author's Egyptologist work, the next a vignette about an event in the life of Akenaten or Nefertiti, and the next background info on their reign. You'd expect the vignettes to be lively, but the author seems at pains not to drift into historical fiction, & the result is pretty dry stuff. On Ch 22 of 31 now and there's enough good here that I will finish it! 3mo
stevesbookstuf1 I mean to say that all the vignettes need to be considered fictional, as we can't say for certain what happened 3500 years ago. But the author doesn't stray outside his comfort zone - the vignettes here are basically a bunch of known stuff (based on digs, still extant structures, hieroglyphs) with just enough words wrapped around them to make a simple story. 3mo
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Jhill24
Mehso-so

This book is mostly for educational purposes. It starts by explaining the history of Egyptian gods then goes into the stories behind some Gods. A harder read, but the historical information supports the stories