Wednesday, October 12, 2005

BOOK REVIEW: The Mind of Egypt

"You might think the Ancient Egyptians too remote in time to be anything other than intellectual curiosities for us. Jan Assmann, the great German Egyptologist, thinks otherwise. Early on in his masterful reconstruction of the Egyptian mind set, he tells us that 'ancient Egypt is an intellectual and spiritual world that is linked to our own by numerous strands of tradition.' A brief review can only barely touch on the topics discussed in this book, but I will try to give some examples of Assmann’s conclusions with reference our links to the Ancient Egyptians--they may be more extensive than you might think".

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