Friday, August 27, 2021

Ancient Egypt: The Cradle of Civilization

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Ancient Egypt: The Cradle of Civilization is an interactive and well illustrated guide to Egypt during the Old Kingdom (ca. 2700-2100 BCE) through the Greco-Roman period (332BCE-395CE). Due out 14th Sept 2021 from Amber Books, it's 224 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

I found the photographs fascinating and well curated. Many of them are of "lesser known" antiquities and historical persons from a wide historical period. I have long been interested in Egyptology but there were quite a number with which I was previously unfamiliar.

The commentary text by author Peter Mavrikis is engaging and accessible and provides a loose timeline history to tie the beautiful photographs together into a cohesive whole. This would make a good choice for library, classroom library, homeschool, and similar uses. It's also a lovely book of photography in its own right and would be a nice gift for a student of ancient history.

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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