Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World

Ancient Egypt The Light of the World

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Product details




  • Publisher : Martino Fine Books; Illustrated edition (17 Dec. 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 960 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1614277508
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1614277507
  • Dimensions : 18.9 x 4.8 x 24.61 cm







Massey was one of the first Egyptologists in modern times to suggest that with the final eclipse of the old Land of Kam [a.k.a. ancient Egypt], a brilliant light had been extinguished in world civilization. There was a small compensation in the often meteoric rise of other cultures subsequently, but the luminance of these later cultures was, Massey suggests, a paler reflection of the Nile Valley sun that had set. In this, the most philosophical of his works on ancient Egypt, Massey leads a tour through thousands of years of sociological, cultural, and spiritual development, all the while pointing, with dazzling reason and persuasive prose, to a distant, common, Egyptian origin.