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The story of the world’s greatest civilization spans four thousand years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories of a constantly evolving society peopled with inventors, heroes and heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt, charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context to which we can all relate.

Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations: new evidence shows that women became pharaohs on at least ten occasions and that the ancient Egyptians built the first Suez Canal and then circumnavigated Africa. From Ramses II’s penchant for dying his grey hair to how we know that Montuhotep’s chief wife bit her nails, Dr. Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

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  • “A sweeping look at this epic history emphasizing the role of women rulers…Fletcher’s delineation of the rise and fall of kingdoms, invasions by neighbors such as the Hyksos and Nubians, Persians and armies of Alexander the Great, all makes for a dense, elucidating narrative…The authoritative author imparts her vast knowledge in an orderly chronology and lively, intimate history. A perfect choice for budding Egyptologists.”

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  • “In this broad survey targeted to casual readers, British Egyptologist Fletcher explains how the ancient Egyptian civilization laid the foundations for the modern world…Readers already interested in mummies, pyramids, and hieroglyphics will appreciate Fletcher’s depth and breadth of knowledge about the civilization that created them.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fletcher has written a comprehensive survey of the history and civilization of ancient Egypt…This work is recommended as an exciting introduction to ancient Egyptian civilization.”

    Library Journal

  • “Fletcher methodically moves through ancient Egyptian history, imparting with succinct but colorful detail…each monarch’s impact for the good, for the bad, or for something in between on the evolution (or in some instances, devolution) of the Egyptian state…Phenomenally, Fletcher makes ‘living’ history out of artifacts, and readers with a keen interest in history will follow every step she takes.”


  • “Ancient Egypt unfolds dramatically to fascinate listeners…the abundance of new information on the four thousand years revealed in this audiobook is delivered in a pitch-perfect performance by Kate Reading.”


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