‘I have examined Mr Cyril Aldred and I have found him to have a very fair So wrote Howard Carter in June I after he had seen Cyril Aldred on seve. Cyril Aldred was a British Egyptologist, art historian and author. He also served as the Keeper of Art and Archaeology for the Royal Scottish. Akhenaten has ratings and 11 reviews. Randee said: Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt. A.

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This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A great deal of info in this book-meanings of the hieroglyphs, info on many of the God’s, interactions with many of the other countries tons of writings survived, including many draft versions of treaties, contracts and letters and the other Pharaohs.

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This book has a great deal of sentimental value attached to it for me, since it is one of the first books about the Amarna period that I ever read, and so it is tied up very closely with the beginning of my career in Egyptology.


Dsgalvao rated it it was amazing Jun 30, In the s Aldred explored the theory that he had a serious endocrine disorder, but in this book he acknowledged the difficulty of accounting for the king’s apparently biological children.

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All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: I highly recommend reading any of Aldred books and especially this one if you have any interest in Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankamun and their blood lines. Retrieved 8 December Bryan Freeman rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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It is essential for anyone who is interested in Egypt’s 18th dynasty. King of Egypt is one of the best books on Egypt’s most enigmatic pharaoh.

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Artistic representations of the king are androgynous which has been the subject of much speculation. Mike Moore rated it really liked it Sep 26, This may only be the case with the “print on demand” edition I own.

Feb 11, Tucker rated it really liked it Aldre A Brit by birth, he spent the majority of his professional life as a curator at the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland rising to the keeper of Art and Archaeology. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Joseph Kane rated it really liked it Jul 14, My parents took me to the Field Museum in Chicago which has a large ancient Egyptian collection, including mummies, when I was 8 or 9 and I was transfixed. Please cyeil improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


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Not my usual fare, and I sometimes lost the thread of the aldrec, but I’m very glad I read it. There would be sacrifices to be sure but the longer I live in the present, the better the past looks to me.

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InAldred returned to the Royal Scottish Museum to enhance the Egyptology team and in he was promoted to keeper of art and archaeology, a post which he held until his retirement in