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Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to obtain a decent overview of Ancient Egypt.
More commonly known to readers as Elizabeth Peters, Mertz is the author of the popular Amelia Peabody mystery series.
If she can bring fiction to life the way she does, you can only imagine what she does to non-fiction.
I've been reading the Amelia Peabody series and have become hooked on ancient Egypt. I did a little research on Elizabeth Peters only to find out that she is the real life... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Melynda Tilley
Maybe the author is even more opinionated than Amelia! I'm a long-time Mertz/Peters/Michaels fan so I thought I would try her nonfiction. This book is chatty and interesting. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Strawberry
Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters writes non-fiction with the same humor and wit that she has shown in her novels. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nuna
Though I had heard of Elizabeth Peters the mystery writer, I never knew that Peters was only the pen name for a woman whose first vocation was as an academic Egyptologist. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jonathan Homrighausen
fun, funny and fast paced. Reads like a novel but accurate as an archeologist. An overview of egyptian history and a good summary of the currant state of knowledge. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Marja L. Anderson
A lovers of Egypt and the Vicky Bliss and Ameldia Emerson book series should have this book in thier collections.Published 18 months ago by mrscahughes
This is just what my friend asked for. The book arrived on time and well
wrapped however I think the description of the condition was a bit generous. Read more
A highly readable and enjoyable history of Egypt written with the touch of a novelist, this is a fine place for those wanting to learn about ancient Egypt to start.Published 20 months ago by C. M. Clarke
A walk through the bookstore will reveal far more books on bizarre, unsupported "alternative" theories than ones on real Egyptian history. Mertz's book fills in the gap. Read morePublished 21 months ago by OtherWorlds&Wisdom