Reflections of Osiris: Lives from Ancient Egypt

Reflections of Osiris: Lives from Ancient Egypt


By (author) John Ray

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  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 14mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 25 July 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1861974906
  • ISBN 13: 9781861974907
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 20 illustrations, 2 maps

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The twelve people in this book (the last five are linked) are: Imhotep, architect and sage, the Leonardo of Ancient Egypt; Heqanakhte, a peasant farmer with problems; Hatshepsut, female Pharaoh, Egypt's Elizabeth I; Horemheb, self-made politician, general and Pharaoh - reformer or reactionary; Khaemwise, a prince who was the first Egyptologist; Petiese, a temple scribe with a grievance; Nectanebo, last Pharaoh of an independent Egypt and legendary magician; Ptolemaios, Greek-Egyptian recluse in the Serapeum temple complex; Apollonios, his youngest brother, would-be soldier, and police informant; Taous and Taw, twin sisters whose job is to impersonate goddesses; Hor, minor priest and secretary at the ibis shrine of Thoth in the same complex. Embracing them all is the figure of the god Osiris.

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John Ray is Reader in Egyptology at Cambridge. He has also (among other things) worked at the British Museum, talked about ancient Egyptian history on TV and taken many tours to Egypt.