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Ancient Egypt on 5 Deben a Day By Donald P. Ryan,

  • Title: Ancient Egypt on 5 Deben a Day
  • Author: Donald P. Ryan
  • ISBN: 9780500287880
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s 1225 BC, and one of the mightiest pharaohs of them all, Ramesses II, rules a land that is both powerful and wealthy Egypt is stunningly beautiful with a pleasant climate year round, and if that alone isn t a big enough draw for the time traveler, the fruits of Egyptian civilization are plentiful and worthy of contemplation Pyramids and temples to the gods abound, anIt s 1225 BC, and one of the mightiest pharaohs of them all, Ramesses II, rules a land that is both powerful and wealthy Egypt is stunningly beautiful with a pleasant climate year round, and if that alone isn t a big enough draw for the time traveler, the fruits of Egyptian civilization are plentiful and worthy of contemplation Pyramids and temples to the gods abound, and colossal statues of Egypt s divine rulers are seemingly everywhere The Egyptians, however, are not particularly fond of foreigners, and just getting to Egypt can be arduous Here is the inside scoop on how to enter and travel through Egypt, conform to its customs and expectations, and appreciate its often mysterious culture You ll travel the Nile from north to south, stopping at such intriguing places as Memphis, Akhetaten, Abydos, and Thebes, where Egypt s grand past and present unfold before you Egypt has long been a subject of broad popular interest, and this book provides an enjoyable glimpse of the ancient empire and its industrious people Advice for the traveler in ancient Egypt Foreigners might be bewildered by animal headed deities and what appear to be numerous contradictions in Egyptian theology Not to worry there s a system behind it Don t bring up the topic of the renegade pharaoh, Akhenaten, among new acquaintances Many wish he hadn t existed Should you need to visit an Egyptian physician, there s agood chance he ll prescribe a purge of one sort or another, accompanied by a magic spell.
    Ancient Egypt on Deben a Day It s BC and one of the mightiest pharaohs of them all Ramesses II rules a land that is both powerful and wealthy Egypt is stunningly beautiful with a pleasant climate year round and if that a

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    1. A fun overview of Egypt around 1250 BCE.Pros All the major and some minor temples, cities, and tombs are overviewed The book is easy reading It s fun to imagine oneself as a tourist in ancient Egypt.Cons The book sometimes forgets its premise of being a guide book for a tourist of 1250 BCE and the author s modern vantage point shows at times The book is only an overview so details of any one site, practice, or custom are left out.Overall I recommend this book as long as the reader is looking for [...]

    2. A very amusing, rather tongue in cheek look at ancient Egypt through the eyes of a traveler in the reign of Ramesses II Full of maps and illustrations and a very funny phrase selection Hey Doctor Is that purge really necessary This would make a grand gift for that teenager or older child who is mad about Egypt Not very long, and easily gotten through in an evening Overall, four stars For the longer review, please go here epinions review Donald

    3. Have you ever wanted to visit the land of the pharaohs in the reign of Ramesses II Been worried about how to get there, what souvenirs to get, what to see and how to get around Well, look no further than Donald P Ryan s Ancient Egypt on Five Deben A Day A must have guide to affordable travel in Pharaonic Egypt that allows for ease of mind It even includes a glossary and phrasebook I didn t approach Ancient Egypt on Five Deben A Day expecting a great tract of scholarly work Knowing the title riff [...]

    4. It s briefer and less detailed than I would have liked All the same, it is a fun, quick primer on ancient Egyptian history and culture It would be very good for a quick, easy to read introduction I was hoping for just a tiny bit meat Although it s a history book disguised as a travel book, it would actually make a good companion for a present day visit to Egypt As it described temples and monuments that I visited, I found myself remembering them in great detail Although it wasn t quite what I w [...]

    5. This is a really good read The pictures are great and make you feel you are there when theve been freshly painted The humor is refreshing and the descriptions of your surroundings as you go really add to the experience of making a visit there This was a true joy to read.

    6. Can be plodding at times, but I love the idea of a time traveller s guide Especially since many books on Ancient Egypt tend to framed in terms of archaeology, which is like looking through the wrong end of a telescope This book gives you a good sense of the lay of the land But it does not give you a good sense of Egypt s history another common failing of books I have seen on Ancient Egypt, which is why next I am going to read Barbara Mertz s Temples, Tombs Hieroglyphs 2007

    7. I ve been fascinated with Ancient Egypt since I was a child It all started with Saturday morning viewings of The Secrets of Isis back in the 70s Watching Andrea Thomas lift her amulet and utter those magical words, Oh, Mighty Isis used to give me shivers But importantly, the show was my first glimpse of an ancient civilization so unlike any other before it or since This book is formatted like a modern travel guide and is set during the rein of Rameses II The reader is assumed to be a foreigner [...]

    8. 4.5 to 5 Stars The Gush First let me say that Ancient Egypt is not my most favorite of subjects I m not a fan of mummies and learning almost totally about how awesome the pharaohs were is not my idea of interesting historical fact I like something a little closer in time to me However, that said, I really liked this book The premise is a travel guide to ancient Egypt with all the sights, people, and things to see It talks about what you would eat, wear, social customs, etc just as any travel gui [...]

    9. This is a pretty fun overview of life in Egypt and major landmarks during the reign of Ramesses II It kind of jumps around through historical periods prior, because it addresses history geographically as you tour from the northernmost point of Egypt to the southern cataracts of the Nile, so if you re looking for a linear timeline of monuments, building projects, and pharaohs, this isn t the book for you But if you just want a general idea of what life was like during the 19th dynasty, or the Gr [...]

    10. Loved it A light, breezy tone, making the ancient world come to life, completely accessible to the modern reader I recommend to anyone of any age, and any level of knowledge of ancient Egypt.

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