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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:36 pm    Post subject: Aidan Dodson Books? Reply with quote

Anyone read any of Aidan Dodson books? He has a new one out on Rameses III. The article on Rameses III in the current issue of KMT Journal made me think there is more to the story than I previously thought.

Also looks like there is a book from Prof Dodson on Nefertiti coming out this Fall.

I have a copy of his guide to the royal families, that is it. Was wondering if his other titles were worthwhile reads.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read a few of Aidan Dodson's books, including the new one on Rameses III just a few months ago. I personally found it to be an interesting read and have learned much from it. Also, this particular book has many beautiful full-colored images in it which was a pleasant surprise to me.

I also enjoyed his Amarna Sunrise, Amarna Sunset, and Poisoned Legacy: The Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty.

I look forward to his upcoming Nefertiti book later this year!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read all of his except the Ramesses III title. Most are really good, but I found his book on Seti I to be pretty slight, without much to chew over. I'd have liked to have learned more about Seti's life prior to his father becoming king, but the evidence is probably non-existent at this time. It's not Dodson's fault - despite his grandiose tomb and contributions to temples, his son really overshadows him.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you also have an interest in military matters, as I do, then Dodson's books on battleships and the Imperial German Navy are a good read.

At the time of writing this comment I am about halfway through reading his new book about Nefertiti. I've skimmed through it of course to check on a few things, and the impression is good, particularly the illustrations. I suspect all of us who read this book will have comments to make about specific issues. I see Marianne Luban has trashed it on an Amazon revue, even though Dodson refers to her work in "Finding Nefertiti". She doesn't like what Dodson says about DNA.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Havenít got the Nefertiti or Ramesses III books yet. I figured both would use a lot of material from his excellent books covering the transitional periods. A negative review from Marianne Luban wouldnít necessarily put me off.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, nor me, and her comments come across as a bit of a rant against Egyptology. But then we both know she has very strongly held opinions Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thereís no way Egyptology can make progress if everyone thinks the same. I do think Luban has a point regarding the DNA analysis. It canít be dismissed. Where we differ is in the interpretation. Nefertiti is never referred to as a kingís daughter, nor is her sister, but she could still be a close relative. KV35YL is someone else until some more evidence is found. And yes Iíve likely posted contradictory views over the years - Iím not nailing myself to a particular theory yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is Luban?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marianne Luban, well-known Egyptology writer / blogger who was the first to publish a theory that KV35YL could be Nefertiti. This was years before anyone else suggested this; she based her theory on facial comparisons with the Berlin bust.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

karnsculpture wrote:
Marianne Luban, well-known Egyptology writer / blogger who was the first to publish a theory that KV35YL could be Nefertiti. This was years before anyone else suggested this; she based her theory on facial comparisons with the Berlin bust.

Ah, saw the Josh Gates episode on TV.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's a member of this forum, though I don't think she has posted for a long time, like most other members.
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