There are times when I find that anything I may write on a topic has already been written to a very high standard by someone before me. In such cases, I prefer to refer my readers to those sources.
Image from Project Gutenberg, courtesy of David Widger.
Because you are not an ‘expert’ in a particular field, it does not mean that you have to accept or be intimidated by other so-called ‘experts’. Let logic, reason and unbias guide you toward the truth. As you wade through the various views, keep in mind Sir William Oster’s words: "The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism!"These are the words of Moustafa Gadalla. Moustafa Gadalla is an Egyptian-American independent Egyptologist, who was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1944. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Cairo University.
For anyone with an interest in Ancient Egypt, I earnestly recommend the website Rediscover Ancient Egypt for an interesting and thought-provoking series of articles about many aspects of Ancient Egypt.
At Project Gutenberg, many old books have been preserved for posterity as free e-books by a large team of unpaid volunteers. One of the most prolific volunteers is David Widger. He has his own Gutenberg web-page where you can find many books of interest, including the entire library of the History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria by Gaston Maspro. The link to David Widger's page is here.
To jump straight to a Project Gutenberg html version of History of Egypt by G. Maspero, with some wonderful illustrations, start here.
Further free resources:
Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to the Study of Antiquities in Egypt