Akhenaten: Egypt's False Prophet

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  • Title: Akhenaten: Egypt's False Prophet
  • Author: Nicholas Reeves
  • ISBN: 9780500285527
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. I have mixed feelings about this book While I thought it was well written for regular people who love to read about Ancient Egypt, it felt a little pushy to me There were times when I had the feeling that the author wrote the book to push his ideas out into the general public rather than tell the facts as were Occasionally I felt as if the history that was being revealed was like setting a plot for storytelling, where some things seemed completely irrelevant to the subject matter, until you rea [...]


  2. This review is going to be long and probably has a my feelings, let me show you them vibe Sorry.The short version is that while an accessible book, this book does have a number of drawbacks Namely, Reeves presents certain sensationalist theories as conclusive, when they re anything but Akhenaten Egypt s False Prophet is an easy to read book Reeves writes well for the general public, and the book is beautifully presented with lots of illustrations and photos, though the vast majority are in black [...]


  3. I have mixed feelings about this book First of all, it claims to be a revolutionary interpretation of a revolutionary king right on the back cover But frankly, after having read it, I don t see anything revolutionary about it any educated person with a basic understanding of ancient Egyptian history knows that Akhenaten s religious revolution was for political reasons than religious, and knows better than to tout this king as an early revealer of religious truth even in the predominantly monoth [...]


  4. Disappointing It was good in the sense that there was a fair amount of information in it But it was in the biography section, and I don t think it should be It felt like a history book, following the entire eighteenth dynasty with just a slightly intense focus on Akhenaton than the rest The pictures were interesting, and it was easy enough to read, fast too, since it was less than 200 pages I just wanted about Akhenaton himself, and less about his ancestors and wife, though I find Nefertiti a [...]


  5. This book is pretty much the latest scoop on Akhy, and it does a really good job of describing the human social constructionof the Amarna style and giving an in depth lead up to Akhenaton, and an equally well done aftermath including just exactly what we do and don t know about the reign He leaves open the age old question about Akhy s physiology giving allt he various hist theor but thankfully connects it to the recent research which seems fairly conclusive that a mummy found in Tomb 55enpedia [...]


  6. I was going to write a review but when I saw Lisa s below I realized she said everything I would have Except I do want to add that I have had this book on my TBR pile for as long as it s been published and finally read it because if Reeve s theory on Tut s tomb I wanted to see if there was any background that he had laid in this book I guess I see where he is coming from on the Nefertiti Smenkare theories I can buy some of it but not all of it I don t really think Nefertiti is in Tut s tomb but [...]


  7. There has been much discovered about Akhenaten since this book was published in 2001 Nevertheless, for me it filled in a lot of gaps in the history of this particular period It read well, so it didn t take a lot of time to read Lots of great photos with clear explanations attached.Of course, in times to come, much in this book will be challenged, if not changed But that s Egyptology for you.


  8. A great intro to the world of Akhenaten and the Amarna kings and queen It amazes me when the author says that we don t know much about a site, then proceeds to tell about buildings that had existed on the spot before other buildings were built all 3 thousand years ago I m apt to believe the Marfan s syndrome theory of Akhenaten after reading this one.


  9. Who better to chronicle the life of Ancient Egypt s most controversial god king than Nicholas Reeves, whom I consider a controversial thinker Although some points in this book are outdated as is nearly every topic in Egyptology , it should be on anyone s list of books to read, particularly for those who are interested in learning about Akh en aten, his family, his life, and his beliefs.


  10. I had hoped this was a book on the king and his rule, maybe even the religious upheaval he caused Mostly it was an archaeology based history Not a bad read just not what I was hoping for Recommended


  11. A good, provocative review of the pharaoh s life and accessible for people who are not Egyptologists.



  12. It was OK, and I did enjoy reading everything on Akhenaten However I do think they went on a little to excessively about the archaeologists For that reason it only gets a 3 5 by me


  13. I didn t care for this book at all I think perhaps I am too familiar with Egyptian history and this book barely touched the surface of Akhenaten.