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Out of Egypt,
This review is from: The Egyptians (Hardcover)
The Egyptians offers readers a brief but fascinating overview of over two thousand years of Egyptian religion, practice and daily life. Michael Hayes orders his information well, giving enough detail of recent discoveries and contradictary theories to keep the reader informed, but not so much the reader is lost or bored. Nearly every page has a photograph of a relevent artifact from Eyptology and a corresponding description of the importance of the pictured item. The Egyptians is an excellent introduction to Eyptian history and culture. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the Eyptian ideas of religion. The only disappointment with this book was its failure to mention (except in passing) the period of time the Hebrews dwelt under Eygptian rule. As this was a 400-year period, I thought it should be important enough to raise more than a passing reference to Moses. Other than this omittance, the book was very good.