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Nefertiti Lived Here | Mary Chubb
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This is the first book written by archaeologist and broadcastor Mary Chubb about her adventures and experiences on various digs in the Near East and East Mediterranean. This story concerns her time at the site of Tell el Amarna in Egypt, the city of Akhenaten, in 1930. Written as a novel, but full of historical facts and real-life experiences.
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@LeahBergen I promised I‘d show you my hardcover copy, which came with an interesting bit of ephemera. It belonged to a woman named Carolyn Fisher, who Google told me was a professor at UCLA. She apparently received it as a gift (or a recommendation) from another professor (whose name I can‘t figure out), because this letter was pasted in the back. No date, but obviously typed on an old typewriter. I ❤️ love finding these treasures in books. 😊

LeahBergen OMG. That‘s so cool! And that edition is LOVELY. 😍😍 5mo
TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 5mo
mabell How cool!❤️😍 5mo
UwannaPublishme So cool! 😍 5mo
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In 1930 a group of 5 young archaeologists set out to excavate the site of Tell el Amarna, taking the author of this memoir with them as field secretary. Mary Chubb describes her time there with wonder, living in a house “where Nefertiti must once have walked and talked”.


Leftcoastzen Wow! Lovely! 6mo
Melissa_J I love the little bust 😊 6mo
DeeLew 😍 6mo
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Centique Ok I need this book now! I did a search earlier this year for memoirs of archaeologists and didn‘t find this, so just saying @LeahBergen you‘re #betterthanGoogle 😍🙌🙌 6mo
rubyslippersreads @Centique I need it too. 😊 6mo
Centique @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen ..aaaaand I‘ve ordered it. 😂😂 6mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J It was a gift from a childhood friend (many moons ago! 😆) 6mo
LeahBergen @Centique 😆😆 I love that hashtag! I have another (modern) archaeologist memoir sitting unread on my shelf. 6mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I thought you might already own it. 😆 6mo
Centique @LeahBergen perfect! I‘m sure my dad will enjoy these as well as me 😊 6mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen No, but I just bought a reasonably-priced hardcover on eBay. 😂 #blameitonleahbergen 6mo
LeahBergen @Centique I hope so! ❤️❤️ 6mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads 😆😆 Well, now I‘ll have to wait and see your hardcover, just in case I need to upgrade this paperback! 6mo
batsy I need this book! And I love the picture 😍 6mo
mabell Sounds terrific! 6mo
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued !! Sign me up 🧡 6mo
Cinfhen And that other book sounds fascinating too!!! My TBR is going to bankrupt me!,,,, 6mo
Cinfhen @TracyReadsBooks is an archeologist @Centique and her specialty is the Middle East 🙌🏻she might have good recommendations too!!!! Hi Tracy 👋👋Are you here yet??? 6mo
BarbaraBB The same goes for @TheBookStacker (being an archeologist). Sorry Taylor for pulling you in today everywhere 😉😘 6mo
LeahBergen @batsy Why, thank you! 😄 6mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB You two are really “outing” our Litsy archaeologists today, aren‘t you? 😆👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 6mo
TheBookStacker Hah yes I am an archaeologist, my main focus was Roman and early prehuman but now I‘ve recently gotten a job in archaeology for American Indians. My favorite book I‘ve recently read is 6mo
LeahBergen @TheBookStacker How cool! And this book sounds like something I need (I minored in Physical Anthropology in university 😄). 6mo
TracyReadsBooks @Cinfhen Yes, I‘m here! We have a week of hosting local elementary & middle school students for a day of archaeology & then our excavation gets under way next week. Archaeology books—Amelia Peabody of course, Michener‘s The Source which was what everyone read in the 80s/90s before coming, Agatha Christie‘s stand alones set in the Middle East, Lives in Ruins which is a more recent NF look at the lives of archaeologist (& an interesting read). 6mo
Cinfhen Welcome @TracyReadsBooks !!!! It must be SO HOT!!!! How long are u here for?? I read and loved Michener‘s The Source!! Almost 900 pages!!!!!!! The other book sounds fascinating 6mo
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