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17 Best Books on Ancient Egypt
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Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt
Trying to sift through them all to determine which ones are the most worthy of spending your hard-earned money on can be a daunting task. This list is primarily, but by no means exclusively, for beginners with little or no familiarity with ancient Egyptian mythology and religion. No books on this list assume any prior knowledge of ancient Egypt, so even though some are more consciously designed to be introductions to the topic than others, you could theoretically start with any of them. The order of the books in this list runs roughly from the most newbie-friendly to the most advanced. When you do, I automatically get a small commission on your purchase with no extra cost or hassle for you whatsoever. Richard H. The first several chapters give an overview of the history and character of ancient Egyptian mythology and religion, including its mythological stories, institutions, popular devotion, views on the nature of the divine, and much more.
Make Your Own List. The Cambridge Egyptologist discusses his favourite works on Ancient Egypt, from the first book he bought on the subject to an authoritative coffee-table tome. Toby Wilkinson read Egyptology at Cambridge University. On one of its pages, different writing systems from around the world were set out; there was Roman, Arabic and Indian writing. The figures that really drew my eye were the hieroglyphics. At least it was only four letters long!