In this two-volume series, archeologist John Romer presents the incredible history of ancient Egypt, debunking the mythology that Egyptologists created in previous centuries. Featuring beautiful photographs of such landmarks as the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, and various pharaohs’ tombs, Romer’s definitive work unveils the true society behind one of the world’s most magnificent cultures.
“Scholarly, passionate, and exquisitely written…it is remarkable how this book gives us almost nothing of the ancient Egypt we think we know…a stunning, clear-sighted history of ancient Egypt.”—The Sunday Times (UK) (on A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid)
A History of Ancient Egypt (Volume 1)
St. Martin's Publishing Group
The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws...
JOHN ROMER has worked in Egypt since 1966 on archaeological digs in many key sites, including the Valley of the King and Karnak. He led the Brooklyn Museum expedition to excavate the tomb of Ramasses XI. He wrote and presented a number of television series, including The Seven Wonders of the World, Romer's Egypt, Ancient Lives, and Testament. He lives in Tuscany, Italy.