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The Awesome Egyptians (Horrible History)

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    Hi,

    Could anyone please tell me what information is included in this book. I am doing an essay about Egypt.
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    And you're using "Horrible Histories" as a source? :lolwut:
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    (Original post by Tudball)
    And you're using "Horrible Histories" as a source? :lolwut:
    Well anything can be a source, it doesn't mean it is reliable. So I will be calling its reliability into question.
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    actually horrible histories are really really well researched and accurate
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    (Original post by museobsessed)
    actually horrible histories are really really well researched and accurate
    I think I got recipes of Scarab Cakes in the last one I read.
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    (Original post by Tudball)
    I think I got recipes of Scarab Cakes in the last one I read.
    thats not the history part. thats stuff to do at home. be serious
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    (Original post by museobsessed)
    actually horrible histories are really really well researched and accurate
    Though it presents biased facts, Terry Deary in all Horrible Histories books picks the facts that will simply make for a good read for children.
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    (Original post by CareerVet)
    Though it presents biased facts, Terry Deary in all Horrible Histories books picks the facts that will simply make for a good read for children.
    every history book chooses what it does and doesn't talk about. What he does say is all historical fact based on academic research. You could do worse than to use it as a source is all i'm saying
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    (Original post by museobsessed)
    every history book chooses what it does and doesn't talk about. What he does say is all historical fact based on academic research. You could do worse than to use it as a source is all i'm saying
    I understand, I am just currently in the process of researching and perhaps I have incorrectly thought my ideas through
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    I've never read the series. Isn't this history for kids?
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    Forget the books...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMs_IGKxMu0
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    Ahh, Horrible Histories. Great books. ^_^
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    My wee brother owns this book.

    The contents page reads..

    Introduction
    Egypt factfile
    Awesome Egyptian events
    Phascinating Pharaohs
    The power of pyramids
    The magic of mummies
    The curse of the mummy's tomb
    Gruesome grave robbers
    The remarkable river
    The gallery of gods
    Awesomely troublesome Egyptians
    Live like an Egyptian
    Epilogue.



    If you're looking for the book, and you're local library is anything like mine, then you will find it in the kiddies section!
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    (Original post by CareerVet)
    Is this information from the song included in the book?
    You've lost me.
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    (Original post by Martyn*)
    You've lost me.
    Sorry replied to wrong person.
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    (Original post by flywithemma)
    Forget the books...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMs_IGKxMu0
    Is this information included in the book?
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    I used to love horrible histories
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    Is this a joke? How do you intend to use Horrible Histories in an academic essay? Unless it is an academic essay on the portrayal of Ancient Egypt in children's literature or popular history, in which case, if you want to use the book as an example, you should go get a copy yourself.
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    I still love horrible histories.

    That said, do be careful with taking up certain facts from the book itself seriously. While the book does a great job of painting a clearer and more understandable picture of the past, it still contains some myths which are simply debatable at best.

    So I wouldn't think listing it as a source would be wise - you would simply be laughed off or even penalised for laziness. That said such a book is a great primer - so don't mind at all reading through such a book. Just take note of those facts that caught your attention in the Horrible Histories book and then research them in proper history books. This is actually a fairly effective option since it is much easier to know what you are looking for.
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    (Original post by Tudball)
    And you're using "Horrible Histories" as a source? :lolwut:
    Really want to reference one of these in my uni essays just for lulz

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