Does anyone have any recommendations?
As a kid I was fascinated by Ancient Egypt (being something of a morbid child all of my interest was around mummification and the like) and I've found myself getting back into it again, but more as a whole this time (although I suppose the religion more than most things.) Not sure where to start books wise, though.
Any other Egyptophiles in the house?
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- 20-07-2013 20:52
- 25-07-2013 19:58
If you are to look on the websites of Unis that offer Egyptology as a BA (Oxford, Liverpool, Birmingham, UCL etc) they might have useful first year reading lists somewhere. Or just google BA Egyptology reading lost.
- 25-07-2013 22:47
Get Wallis Budge's Egyptian Magic and From Fetish to God. Also get Jan Assman's Death and Salvation In Ancient Egypt.
I also recommend Religion of the Ancient Egyptians, by A. Wiedemann. Egypt’s Legacy: The Archetypes of Western Civilisation, 3000 to 30 B.C. by Michael Rice. Ancient Egypt: A Social History by B. G. Trigger, B. J. Kemp, D. O’Connor and A. B. Lloyd.
I have all these books. They are second-to-none.