Daily Life in Ancient Egypt / Edition 1

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt / Edition 1

by Kasia Szpakowska
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405118563

ISBN-13: 2901405118568

Pub. Date: 02/25/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Using the life of a young girl and her family as a model, this book recreates the daily life of the middle-class residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt’s Middle Kingdom period. This perfect snapshot in time has been painstakingly recreated using recently published textual data and archaeological findings.

  • Provides an illuminating and

Overview

Using the life of a young girl and her family as a model, this book recreates the daily life of the middle-class residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt’s Middle Kingdom period. This perfect snapshot in time has been painstakingly recreated using recently published textual data and archaeological findings.

  • Provides an illuminating and engaging re-construction of what daily life was like in ancient Egypt
  • Describes the main issues of everyday life in the town - from education, work, and food preparation to religious rituals, healing techniques, marriages, births, and deaths
  • Authentically recreated through the use of recently published textual data and archaeological findings directly from the settlement of Lahun and other sites
  • Includes photographs and illustrations of actual artifacts from the settlement of Lahun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901405118568
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/25/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1 The Setting.

2 Birth.

3 Close to Home.

4 The Stuff of Life.

5 Crafts and Trades.

6 Learning Earning and Leisure.

7 Religion.

8 Sickness.

9 Death.

10 Love.

Bibliography

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