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Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: 04/07/05

Fans of Elizabeth Peters will know from the back of her books that she's also an Egyptologist. Barbara Mertz, when she's not writing fiction as either Elizabeth Peters or Barbara Michaels has published a few Egyptology books under her actual name. I'm currently reading one, Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs. The book is full of fascinating details of both the history and culture of Egypt and of the field of Egyptology. Her sense of humor shows through too. Although she never directly admits to her other day job, anyone who has read her Amelia Peabody series will see where she has taken inspiration from history and from her colleagues for the characters and scenes in her books. I'd recommend this book to any of her fans.


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