Genesis of the Pharaohs

ISBN-10: 0500051224
ISBN-13: 9780500051221
Edition: 2003
Authors: Toby Wilkinson
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Description: This is an engaging first-person account of dramatic new discoveries that reveal the startling truth about the origins of ancient Egypt. It provides a convincing new theory about the origins of ancient Egypt which overturns the old orthodoxy.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 6/17/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

This is an engaging first-person account of dramatic new discoveries that reveal the startling truth about the origins of ancient Egypt. It provides a convincing new theory about the origins of ancient Egypt which overturns the old orthodoxy.

Toby (A. H.) Wilkinson was born in 1969. He graduated from Downing College, University of Cambridge. with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was awarded the Thomas Mulvey Egyptology Prize. He completed his Ph. D at Christ's College, Cambridge in 1993. In 2011, Wilkinson won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize, awarded to the best work of non-fiction of historical content, for his book The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra. This book was also on the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. His other works include: Genesis of the Pharaohs: Dramatic New Discoveries That Rewrite the Origins of Ancient Egypt (2003); The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (2nd edition, 2008); and Lives of the Ancient Egyptians: Pharaohs, Queens, Courtiers and Commoners (2007).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Desert Speaks: Making the Discoveries
The Sands of Time: Dating the Rock Art
Hunters and Herders: Unmasking the Artists
Before the Pharaohs: Life in Predynastic Egypt
Ships of the Desert: The Birth of the Egyptian Religion
Cradle of Civilization: Re-thinking Ancient Egyptian Origins
Postscript
Maps and Table
Bibliography and Guide to Further Reading
Sources of Illustrations
Index

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