Book Review: Horemheb: the forgotten pharaoh

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Horemheb: The Forgotten Pharaoh

Charlotte Booth
Amberley, £9.99
ISBN 978-1445610184

Coming to the throne shortly after Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, Horemheb is often overshadowed by his more famous predecessors. Yet his 15-year reign was vital in restoring stability to Egypt after the dramatic cultural and social changes of the Amarna period, Charlotte Booth writes in this passionately argued account. Moreover, in choosing Ramesses I, then a general, as his heir, Horemheb can be credited with the birth of Egypt’s Ramesside golden age. Drawing together an impressive range of written sources to reconstruct Horemheb’s early life, this is a persuasive portrait.

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