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.
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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.
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.
Good introduction .
It is well read and its shortness is refreshing as many audiobooks on ancient history and history in general can be excessively long.
"Great Primer - Just The Basics"
A great way to get a high level overview of over three thousand years of history and choose what you want to research further. For me it was looking further into Rameses. What will you explore?
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