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Barbara Mertz is a New York Times bestselling author who writes the popular Amelia Peabody mystery series under the pen name Elizabeth Peters and romantic suspense novels as Barbara Michaels. She was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998, she lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.
Love the casual tone. Mertz really knows her stuff and this is thoroughly entertaining for anyone interested in Ancient Egypt. Many lovely illustrations and great information. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alana M.
Very interesting. I have read a lot about Egypt, but this was the first to show the common people. Recommended!Published 2 months ago by Duane L. Pierce
wonderful journey into the a to a life of Egyptians in ancient EgyptPublished 3 months ago by Louis A. Senneville
My husband asked, " We read about kings, queens and other people on top, but what about the common people; how do they live?"
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Nothing to rave about. I was disappointed wit this book and expected it to be better written.Published 5 months ago by Mohini M N Mayers
I read this in high school, many years ago, so I wanted a copy. Thanks, Amazon for making this easy.Published 9 months ago by Kerry Durham