Reflections of Osiris

Reflections of Osiris : Lives from Ancient Egypt

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 147 x 206mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861973632
  • 9781861973634

About John Ray

John Ray is Reader in Egyptology at Cambridge. He has also (among other things) worked at the British Museum.show more