Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

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Peter Bedrick Books, 1990 - History - 385 pages
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User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

This was pretty entertaining. As other reviewers have mentioned, it reads like a gossip page. Cursory overview of much of basic ancient Egyptian history, with a little speculation thrown in for good ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yemoss - Goodreads

A pragmatic approach explaining the mysterious cultural phenomena which is Egyptology. Everything is touched upon including a catalog of gods, demigods, pharaohs, kings, scribes, slaves, nobles and ... Read full review


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Barbara Mertz graduated from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute with a Ph.D. in Egyptology. Her first three works were non-fiction titles dealing with topics in her field of study. These titles, "Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs," "Red Land, Black Land" and "Two Thousand Years in Rome" were written using her true name. She also writes romantic suspense novels under the pseudonymns Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters. Peters created a strong female character for each of her three series of books. Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody is the main character in the Barbara Michaels series and the Elizabeth Peters' series feature art historian Vicky Bliss and librarian Jacqueline Kirby. Each pseudonym has produced about a book a year for a decade and a half.

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