Toby Wilkinson graduated with a first class honors degree in Egyptology from Downing College, University of Cambridge, winning the university's Thomas Mulvey prize. He is the recipient of the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology, a Leverhulme Trust Special Research Fellowship, and an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham. He is currently at Clare College in the University of Cambridge. Wilkinson has published seven books and numerous articles, and has appeared on radio and television as an expert on ancient Egyptian civilization (especially the early periods). He is the recipient of the Antiquity Prize for the best journal article and is a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian History.
"A magnificent, illuminating and refreshingly readable overview of
the entire phenomenon of ancient Egypt."-The Washington
"Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt's complex evolution over the course of three millenniums."-Los Angeles Times
"With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account."-The Wall Street Journal
"[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve. . . . [He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt."-The New York Times
"Engrossing . . . Readers will find it hard to put down. . . . This book will serve as a standard for general readers and college students alike."-Library Journal (starred review)
"Absolutely divine . . . a thorough, erudite and enthusiastic gallop through an astonishing three thousand years."-The Sunday Times