Book Review / February 9, 2021
Book Review - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

By: Toby Wilkinson

Book Review

This is my first attempt at a history of Egypt. I listened to it, and I hope to read the hard copy in the next couple years. I don’t retain as much when I listen to a book. But, it is better than not getting to the book at all.

I like how Toby Wilkinson lays out the content. He has a good combination of detail and story telling. As I listened, I found myself wondering how we can know so much information on such an ancient civilization. I’ve studied how archaeological finds have actually enabled us to know all this, but it is still astounding how much we now know. I’m sure there must be some guesswork, but I’m not able to discern what is and what is not.

As is normal for me, my most interesting part of histories is when countries interact with each other. This book is rich with these interactions - especially as it moves into the first millennium. Some of these include Libya, Israel, Assyria, Greece, etc.

Looking forward to more studies here.

Book Review / Feb 9
Book Review - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

By: Toby Wilkinson

Book Review

This is my first attempt at a history of Egypt. I listened to it, and I hope to read the hard copy in the next couple years. I don’t retain as much when I listen to a book. But, it is better than not getting to the book at all.

I like how Toby Wilkinson lays out the content. He has a good combination of detail and story telling. As I listened, I found myself wondering how we can know so much information on such an ancient civilization. I’ve studied how archaeological finds have actually enabled us to know all this, but it is still astounding how much we now know. I’m sure there must be some guesswork, but I’m not able to discern what is and what is not.

As is normal for me, my most interesting part of histories is when countries interact with each other. This book is rich with these interactions - especially as it moves into the first millennium. Some of these include Libya, Israel, Assyria, Greece, etc.

Looking forward to more studies here.

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