From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
Allen Lane 2012
Hardback 504pp Illustrated
9781846143779   Product Code: 16849
John Romer presents a detailed account of the pre-literate culture of the ancient lower Nile, from the first farmers to the full panoply of the pharaonic state, culminating in the building of Khufu's tomb (2550 BCE) - the Great Pyramid of Giza. Romer shows how recent archaeology has revealed this strange and long-lost world, and his book offers a new approach to the evolution of the archaic state and the creation of ancient Egypt: 'something new under the sun'.