ARC Review: How to Survive in Ancient Egypt by Charlotte Booth

Title: How to Survive in Ancient Egypt 

Author: Charlotte Booth 

Format: ARC eBook

Genre: Nonfiction

Date Read: April 10, 2020

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

This was a fascinating book. How to survive in Ancient Egypt takes you back in time as a visitor of ancient Thebes during 1360 BCE. This is the 18th dynasty, during the reign of Amenhotep III, and is known as the glory days of Egypt. 

This book paints a picture of what life was like for the everyday person during this time, not the royalty. This was a fascinating perspective about how people lived, worked, ate,  along with so many other things. I learned so much from this book because all of the books I have read on Egypt have been about kings and queens. 

Here are a few of the topics covered in this book: medicine, contraception, birth, bathing, perfume, professional mourners, games, and crime and punishment. 

Overall, this was a fascinating and informative book. I totally recommend this book if you are interested in ancient Egypt, history, or how ancient people lived. 

*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*

O.W.L.s Magical Readathon 2020 – Arithmancy

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