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Short Synopsis
In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz reveals herself to be the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit—or have visited—the Nile Valley.

Full Synopsis
In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines a doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit—or have visited—the Nile Valley.

"A joyful intellectual excitement permeates the book." ---The New York Times

"[Lorna Raver's] voice brims with mystery and the unknown as she, along with the listener, travels along the path that Mertz has meticulously paved.... Raver is solid and unwavering." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

"A delightful introduction to the field.... [Mertz] writes of forgotten pharaohs and their courts as though all these people lived and fought and intrigued only last week." ---The Atlantic Monthly

Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs

A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

Author Barbara Mertz

Narrated by Lorna Raver

Publication date Dec 15, 2007

Running time 13 hrs

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