Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
am 23. März 1999
First of all, let me be honest with you in that I was of no mind to buy this book, having little respect for its author. However, finding myself standing in a bookstore that was having a 40% off sale, I figured I owed it to myself to take up a great deal and especially owed to the Valley of the Kings section of my library. Not bad, not good, too toned down for hard Egyptologist, and bordering on the lines of the author's career biography, it is a peice best described as, well, mediocre. The plates are fine except for the mummy of Ramses II being mislabeled as that of his father, Seti I. I find that an unforgivable sin, being that the mummies look nothing alike, and that the author--somebody!--should have taken the time to cross-check the publication. How am I or any other student of Egyptology to trust a source who makes such an obvious and sorry mistake?