When I was young, there was one museum near my home. I periodically visited there with either my family or school. The highlight of these visits for me was the small collection of Egyptian artifacts. Eventually, I grew up and moved to a very large city with an incredible array of art and artifacts from several of the Egyptian dynasties. I have visited often and I have stood in the Temple of Dendur many times. I’ve read some on the gods and goddesses but I have never read a book like this one.
Charlotte Booth puts the reader right into ancient Egypt, as a person who was living there at the time. This readable book is packed with information. There is a section on history followed by many sections on every day life. For example, these include food and diet, getting a job, beliefs and rituals,staying healthy, stepping out in style, passing time in the capital an obeying the laws. The book also includes maps, illustrations, timelines and more.
I loved this book with its deeply engaging take on history. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.