Book Review: Gifts of the Desert

Ancient Egypt Magazine has reviewed Gifts of the Desert, a volume of papers looking at the archaeology of both Eastern and Western Deserts edited by Renee Friedman.  Renee Friedman is probably best known as the site director of the important Predynastic site Hierakonpolis.  The papers in the book clarify and expand upon a series of papers given at a colloquium in London’s British Museum.

The review is positive but warns readers that the book makes assumptions about levels of knowledge that not all readers may have.  On the other hand, the review suggests, the papers are written in a digestible way and offer an insight into a world which is only just beginning to unfold.


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