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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was actually violently-happy the day it arrived. I never went to sleep that night. I just read until the sun came up!


LOL "Violently-happy?" Oh my, I have to wonder what that looks like. Shouting with glee as you lob mortar rounds through your windows? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Violently-happy could get painful. Although I got a worried look from our posty lady when my copy of it arrived - I was whoopying and yippying. Is always so much fun getting parcels in the mail.

Yep I love my Murnane too and take copious amounts of scribbles that I grandly term 'my notes'. I appreciate the fact that he does'nt place his own opinion and just reports the texts. In that way it makes it a far more valuable resource than other books.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOL "Violently-happy?" Oh my, I have to wonder what that looks like. Shouting with glee as you lob mortar rounds through your windows?

No, that would be "destructively-happy" Laughing

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Although I got a worried look from our posty lady when my copy of it arrived - I was whoopying and yippying.

LOL, don't feel bad. I get those kind of looks from people everywhere I go!

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I appreciate the fact that he does'nt place his own opinion and just reports the texts. In that way it makes it a far more valuable resource than other books.

Yes it certainly does. I love when I get the opportunity to form my own opinions especially since I have so many of them!! All in all it is a great book. It is always good for multiple read-throughs. Each time you read it you may pick up on something you missed previously. I personally consider it as one of the greatest books of all time, but that is only my opinion!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOL, don't feel bad. I get those kind of looks from people everywhere I go!


Might I suggest a little less coffee, ImageOfAten? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King David : The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel
by Jonathan Kirsch (Just got it a two weeks ago, and I'm lovin it. Like McDonalds)

Egypt
People-Gods-Pharaohs
by Rose-Marie & Rainer Hagen
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Might I suggest a little less coffee, ImageOfAten?

You might!

I recently picked up Reeves' Ancient Egypt the Great Discoveries from my library and so far it is quite interesting. In my opinion the book has an excellent lay-out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, that's a terrific book. I also enjoyed Bill Manley's The Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt, as well as Archaeology magazine's Secrets of Ancient Egypt This magazine produced an equally interesting read with their Secrets of the Bible. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have to check those books out too. Thanks for the suggestions!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're most welcome. I could go on suggesting more books but I'm sure neither of us has that much time. Well, all right, I do, but you probably have a life. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You're most welcome. I could go on suggesting more books but I'm sure neither of us has that much time. Well, all right, I do, but you probably have a life.

Actually, I don't have a life either! So that means I have all the time in the world. Please keep the suggestions coming if you do not mind. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am now reading "The twelfth transforming" about akenaten. It's pretty good...Sitamun just died in the last chapter...nefertiti hired someone to kill her....maybe it was the butler?!
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I am now reading "The twelfth transforming" about akenaten. It's pretty good...Sitamun just died in the last chapter...nefertiti hired someone to kill her....maybe it was the butler?!

LOL, not the butler again! Don't you just love how the book is written? With all of the descriptive wording it is so easy to come up with a mental picture of places and events in the story.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt by Stephen Quirke.
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Don't you just love how the book is written? With all of the descriptive wording it is so easy to come up with a mental picture of places and events in the story.


Yes, I do. But I must say, the whole idea of a son sleeping with his mother creeped me out...and yes, I know it was ancient egypt, but still...creepy Shocked ...
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The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt by Stephen Quirke.


A great book, ImageOfAten. I read that one some time ago.

Besides Aldred's book on Akhenaten I'm also reading the latest work of fiction by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, called The Book of the Dead. I've only gotten to the point where they start exploring the old walled-off Tomb of Senef in the bowels of the museum, but so far it's a great read. You'd expect nothing less of Preston and Child--they're books never fail to entertain me. For those of you who don't know of them I'd recommend any and all of their books. And if you haven't read much fiction but enjoy horror movies and remember the film The Relic (1997), that was based on one of their books. Much of the film was shot in the Field Museum here in Chicago, and on occasion we still get people who ask if they can see the dark and creepy tunnels from the movie (they do in fact exist). Very Happy
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