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Amanda W. (xninhal0x) reviewed Glorious Past: Ancient Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nubia (Milestones in Black American History) on
From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8?In readable, lucid prose, Jenkins competently looks at three prominent ancient civilizations in North Africa, beginning with Egypt. She goes on to present the political, cultural, and linguistic development of Nubia and Axum (later called Ethiopia) in a well-organized, chronological format. Much has been written about ancient Egypt, but rarely has its relationship with other African cultures been explored to any extent. The information here will be useful for reports and of interest to history buffs. Shaded areas highlight specific people or groups and the influences they imparted; they also serve as occasional breaks in the lengthy text. The only drawback is the quality of the black-and-white photographs, which are uneven in clarity and give the book a bland appearance. Geraldine Harris's Ancient Egypt and Jocelyn Murray's Africa (both Facts on File, 1990) provide good information on history, ancient culture, and geography and have attractive, full-color photographs, maps, and drawings.?Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR
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