This book is a historical look at the ancient Egyptians and their culture. Gerald Massey provides an in-depth exploration of their religion, art, architecture, and daily life. He draws on evidence from hieroglyphs and other ancient sources to create a compelling portrait of this fascinating civilization.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone with an interest in ancient history, Egyptology, or the origins of religion. It provides a detailed look at one of the most distinctive and influential cultures in world history.
- Gerald Massey provides a thorough exploration of ancient Egyptian culture
- Draws on evidence from hieroglyphs and other sources
- Provides a compelling portrait of the ancient Egyptians
- The author goes into a lot of detail, which some readers may find overwhelming.
- The book is quite long, and not all readers will want to read it from cover to cover.
- It can be challenging to follow the author’s train of thought at times.
Learn more about the author
Gerald Massey was born in 1828 and died in 1907. Educated as a tailor, he developed an interest in Egyptology and became a self-taught scholar of the subject. He wrote several books on ancient Egyptian religion and culture, including Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.
“If you are interested in ancient Egypt and its culture, then this book is a must read. Gerald Massey provides a detailed account of all aspects of their society, from the religious beliefs to the everyday lives of the people. The information is well researched and makes for interesting reading.”
“Gerald Massey has written the most comprehensive and readable account of ancient Egypt that I have ever encountered. His grasp of both the archaeology and the mythology is impressive, but what sets this book apart is his ability to integrate them into a cohesive narrative. Anyone with an interest in ancient history will find much to enjoy in this volume.”
“This is an extremely interesting and well-researched book about Ancient Egypt. Gerald Massey does a great job of presenting the beliefs, customs, and daily life of the Egyptians in a clear and easy to understand way.”
“This book is a historical look at the ancient Egyptians and their culture. Gerald Massey provides an in-depth exploration of their religion, art, architecture, and daily life. He draws on evidence from hieroglyphs and other ancient sources to create a compelling portrait of this fascinating civilization.”