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#NetGalley #BookReview Egypt’s Golden Couple; When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth by John and Colleen Darnell #AncientEgypt #Egyptology

Book Review

Egypt’s Golden Couple

by John & Colleen Darnell

Release date: November 1st, 2022

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I received a complimentary ARC copy of Egypt’s Golden Couple; When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth by John and Colleen Darnell from Net Galley and St. Martin’s Press to read and give an honest review.

Definitely a labor of love, the authors’ passion for the subject evident in every sentence…

I’ve always been interested in Egyptology and always strive to learn more. Authors John and Colleen Darnell well established in the field, have crafted this well written and extensively researched book about Akhenaten and Nefertiti who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty from 1352-1336 BCE .

Every chapter contains vignettes recreating dramatic scenes gleaned from artifacts from the time of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, offering the Darnell’s interpretations of translations in the form of fiction-like vignettes on Akhenaten’s unique place in Ancient Egyptian history. The book seems somewhat chronological, starting with the reign of Amenhotep III, Akhenaten’s father, and ends with the death of his son Tutankhamun.

All encompassing, the Darnell’s discus various aspects of Egyptian life including culture, death, rituals, religion, art and family. Akhenaten boldly changed the polytheistic Egyptian religion to a monotheistic one that making an indelible mark in Egyptian society.

I enjoyed this book and will definitely be rereading it as it was such an intensive dive into Akhenaten and Nefertiti ‘s reign. Definitely a labor of love, the authors’ passion for the subject evident in every sentence. My main issue with Egypt’s Golden Couple was that I often found the fiction like narrative a bit distracting from the archaeological evidence.

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Wishing all an inspirational June!

June Writing

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” ~ Jesse Owens

Busy month ahead, going to need lotsa #coffee!☕ 😉  I have some exciting creative and academic projects on the go… I’m loving every minute! 🙂  #amwriting #researching #studying #paleography #archaeology #mythology #amreading #creating  #transcribing #painting #volunteering #makingdreamsareality

No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you’re making your fondest dreams a reality! Wishing everyone an inspirational June!
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No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you’re counting your blessings not your burdens! Wishing everyone a #WonderfulWeek!
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It’s hard to believe we  are well into December, time flies!  Busy weeks ahead #holidays #creating #amwriting #researching #studying #amreading & #volunteering #waitingforgrades (*nail biting*). No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you’re making your fondest dreams your reality! Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season! 🙂
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Wishing all a #wonderfulweek!

 

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Looking forward to a busy & productive week!  #amwriting #researching #studying #amreading & #volunteering. No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope your blessings outnumber your burdens!
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” – Anais Nin

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