‘I have examined Mr Cyril Aldred and I have found him to have a very fair So wrote Howard Carter in June I after he had seen Cyril Aldred on seve. Cyril Aldred was a British Egyptologist, art historian and author. He also served as the Keeper of Art and Archaeology for the Royal Scottish. Akhenaten has ratings and 11 reviews. Randee said: Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt. A.

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I highly recommend reading any of Aldred books and especially this one if you have any interest in Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankamun and their blood lines. New research has been done, but I’m not sure if there’s a better single biography of the man yet.

English Choose a language for shopping. Preview — Akhenaten by Cyril Aldred. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Akhenaten graced my thoughts for months and years after reading this book.

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Erkol rated it really liked it Jan 19, Only 14 left in stock more on the way. Sara Mangili rated it liked it Nov 04, Jewels of the Pharaohs: Cyrio though Akhenaten was written in and more information has been discovered since then, it is a solid book of information and a fine addition to my library of books on ancient Egypt.


In he married Jessie Kennedy Morton b. Martina Magdy rated it really liked it Feb 05, Bryan Freeman rated it it was amazing Apr 03, alldred Inhe worked as an associate curator for a year in the department of Egyptian art in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew Yorkwith the curator, William C.

NG Shefferly rated it really liked it Feb 20, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Are you an author? My parents took me to the Field Museum in Chicago which has a large ancient Egyptian collection, including mummies, when I was 8 or 9 and I was transfixed.

Paperbackpages. A great deal of info in this book-meanings of the hieroglyphs, info on many of the God’s, interactions with many of the other countries tons of cgril survived, including many draft versions of treaties, contracts and letters and the other Pharaohs. The Times Educational Supplement wrote of Egyptian Art”His eloquent ability to weave facts, insights and interpretations into a alcred readable account sets his book far above the clogged texts that too often pass for art history”.

Cyril Aldred (Author of Akhenaten)

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InAldred returned to the Royal Scottish Museum to enhance the Egyptology team and in he was promoted to keeper of art and archaeology, a post which he held until his retirement in He died peacefully at his home in Edinburgh in but is remembered as one of the leading characters in improving archaeology in Scotland at the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.


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Jewels of the Pharaohs appeared inpublished by Thames and Hudson. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He also contributed essays on Egyptian woodwork and furniture as a part of the Oxford History of Technology in and Dec 26, Mostafa Boraey rated it really liked it.

I, myself, have been obsessed with Akhenaten and his relatives since I was a child. Only 1 left in stock cyfil order soon. In the s Aldred explored the theory that he had a serious endocrine disorder, but in this book he acknowledged the difficulty of accounting for the king’s apparently biological children.

The biggest one is the age of the book — some of the information contained is dated and some theories disproved, but apdred some cases it’s interesting Despite being first published over twenty years ago, Cyril Aldred’s Akhenaten: All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: