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Spend 24 hours with the ancient Egyptians.  

Ancient Egypt wasn't all pyramids, sphinxes and gold sarcophagi. For your average Egyptian, life was tough, and work was hard, conducted under the burning gaze of the sun god Ra.  

During the course of a day in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt's religious capital, we meet 24 Egyptians from all strata of society - from the king to the bread-maker, the priestess to the fisherman, the soldier to the midwife - and get to know what the real Egypt was like by spending an hour in their company. We encounter a different one of these characters every hour and in every chapter and, through their eyes, see what an average day in ancient Egypt was really like.

©2018 Donald P. Ryan (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Angela C
  • 13-12-2020

Full of interesting information

If you want a snapshot of the lives of the rich and poor in Ancient Egypt you'll get it. Nicely narrated, full of interest and for beginners it seems ideal. I learnt loads. Thanks so much Donald P Ryan. Just what I needed.

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  • 23-07-2020

Historically Accurate and Entertaining

loved it and I am going to use it as a book study with my home educated children.

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  • England in the middle ages
  • 26-01-2021

very interesting layman's introduction

as above, some primary sources are read out and most is gathered from evidence then embellished to make a more engaging story for the average reader. very good

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-08-2020

enjoyable but preferred the Ancient Rome book.

a different and novel perspective on history but personally I preferred the Ancient Rome audiobook more.

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