Book Review of “SOBEK OF SHEDET-The Crocodile God in the Fayyum in the Dynastic Period” by Marco Zecchi


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“Sobek of Shedet. The crocodile god in the Fayyum in the Dynastic Period”, by Marco Zecchi, 2010
ISBN # 978-88-6244-115-5 © 2010 Tau Editrice Via Umbria 148/7- 06059 Todi (PG)

Book review written by Peter D Avellone

I originally procured this high-quality book on loan from the United States Library of Congress until I could afford the $100.00/80.00 Euro price tag available at I have long been fascinated by the Egyptian Crocodile God Sobek, the premier crocodile deity of the Ancient Egyptian pantheon of Gods. As any else who has shown interest in Sobek, I found it very frustrating and difficult to find any substantial amount of information on Him in any one place. There are numerous fragments and accounts scattered across spells, texts, hymns, and internet sites, the latter of which are quite dubious in nature, or at best incomplete.
First and foremost, this is…

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