Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Grandfather Father Son: Ancient Egyptian Temples reviewed by Sarah Shepherd

Grandfather Father Son: Ancient Egyptian Temples eBook: Jane Akshar: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store:

5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read!

14 July 2014
By Sarah Shepherd

I’ve just finished reading ‘Grandfather Father Son: Ancient Egyptian Temples’ by Jane Akshar.

In her new book Jane deftly examines the stylistic and architectural differences of the three mortuary temples belonging to Seti I, Ramesses II and Merenptah of the 19th Dynasty which are located in Luxor. The book would be an excellent resource for first time travelers to Egypt as it defines the form and function of a temple and contains useful contextual information which will aid visitors in understanding the role of the temple in Ancient Egyptian society. The chapters on supporting temple infrastructure are clear, concise and well written.

I especially liked the inclusion of the appendices – The chapter titled ‘visiting today’ detailing previous and current excavations, highlights on points of interest and tips when visiting the areas is extremely useful.

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