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Robin L. SewellSilent Images is both a scholarly and an accessible survey of the lives of ancient Egyptian women. While queens and other royalty are discussed, the work focuses primarily on the daily life of the average woman as viewed from the perspective of modern Egypt.
The introduction by Suzanne Mubarak, the wife of the president of Egypt, points out that women had more rights in Egypt, where they were legally equal to men, than most other women throughout the ancient world. The emphasis of the book, however, is on the role of women in the family.
Silent Images is an attractive and readable book with more than 150 striking illustrations.