Ancient Egypt: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Anthony Holmes
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 1 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. Learn about the Egyptian gods, mummification and how the Egyptians built the only wonder of the ancient world still standing - the Pyramids of Giza. Exploring the historic rise of Egyptian civilization and its continued influence on the world today, Ancient Egypt in an Hour is an excellent companion to a mysterious and enthralling period of history.


What the Critics Say

"If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past." (Dominic Sandbrook)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The True Sands of Time

A vast period of time and history is covered here in just a very limited amount of time but the
Producers make a good and worthy attempt!
Of particular interest to this listener is the pre Pharonic period, little known bit nevertheless Interesting.
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- Lea Davenport

Talk like an Egyptian

All the History in an Hour books I have purchased have been good, but this one I find particularly interesting and informative. I have in fact listened to it several times and still manage to glean new facts from it. These should be on the National Curriculum.
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- Mr. C. J. King

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited