BAR 19:02, Mar/Apr 1993
The British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt
Ed. Stephen Quirke and Jeffrey Spencer
(New York: Thames and Hudson, 1992) 240 pp., $19.95.
The Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities and his staff have compiled this introductory examination of the geography, history, religion, funerary customs, language, art, technology and foreign relations of ancient Egypt. Suggestions for further reading are listed by chapter. A list of rulers covering all the dynasties from 3100 B.C. to 30 B.C. includes the Ptolemies. A chart of hieroglyphics for principal kings includes four Roman emperors. The volume has 170 illustrations (80 in color) of objects from the museums extensive collections, as well as maps and site photographs.
Eric M. Meyers, Ehud Netzer, and Carol L. Meyers
(Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1992) 63 pp., $14.95.