Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt
by James Baikie
This book, first published in 1916, attempts to give the reader a feel for what it would have been like to be alive in Ancient Egypt. Chapter titles include: A Day in Thebes, Pharoah at Home, The Life of a Soldier, Child-Life in Ancient Egypt, and A Voyage of Discovery. The book begins: " If we were asked to name the most interesting country in the world, I suppose that most people would say Palestine--not because there is anything so very wonderful in the land itself, but because of all the great things that have happened there, and above all because of its having been the home of our Lord. But after Palestine, I think that Egypt would come next. For one thing, it is linked very closely to Palestine by all those beautiful stories of the Old Testament, which tell us of Joseph, the slave-boy who became Viceroy of Egypt; of Moses, the Hebrew child who became a Prince of Pharaoh's household; and of the wonderful exodus of the Children of Israel."
- B&R Samizdat Express, December 2009
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