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Village Life in Ancient Egypt: Laundry Lists and Love Songs / Edition 1
     

Village Life in Ancient Egypt: Laundry Lists and Love Songs / Edition 1

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by A. G. McDowell
 

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ISBN-10: 0199247536

ISBN-13: 9780199247530

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Deir el-Medina, the village of the workmen who built the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, is a uniquely rich source of information about life in Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC. The abundant archaeological remains are complemented by tens of thousands of texts documenting the thoughts and activities of the villagers. This book combines translations of over

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Deir el-Medina, the village of the workmen who built the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, is a uniquely rich source of information about life in Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC. The abundant archaeological remains are complemented by tens of thousands of texts documenting the thoughts and activities of the villagers. This book combines translations of over 200 of these texts spanning the entire range of preserved genres with stunning illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199247530
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
xii
Abbreviations xiv
Introduction 1(238)
The Setting
1(3)
The Community of Workmen
4(4)
General Description of the Site
8(10)
The History of Occupation
18(5)
The Excavations
23(5)
Family And Friends
28(25)
Letters between Friends and Family
28(4)
Love and Marriage
32(4)
Children and Parents
36(4)
Support of Women
40(6)
Adultery
46(5)
Composition of Households
51(2)
Daily Life
53(38)
Health Care
53(6)
Laundry
59(2)
Water
61(3)
The Weather
64(1)
The House
65(2)
The Tomb
67(6)
Economics
73(1)
Economic Exchange
74(5)
Production for Trade
79(6)
The Donkey Business
85(6)
Religion
91(36)
Introduction
91(1)
The Official Cults
92(6)
Personal Piety
98(4)
Minor Gods: Bes and Ta-Weret
102(2)
The Dead
104(3)
Oracles
107(8)
Magic
115(5)
The Afterlife
120(7)
Education, Learning, and Literature
127(38)
Introduction
127(1)
Education
128(5)
Literature
133(3)
Instruction Texts
136(7)
Satirical Letters
143(4)
Stories
147(10)
Praise of Cities
157(1)
Hymns
158(4)
History
162(3)
Law
165(36)
The Sources
165(1)
Principles of Judgment
166(2)
The Authorities and the Court
168(2)
Enforcement of the Verdict
170(2)
The Oracle
172(3)
Property
175(6)
Contracts
181(1)
Torts
181(4)
Crimes
185(9)
The Great Tomb Robberies
194(7)
Work on The Royal Tomb
201(38)
Introduction
201(4)
Accession of a New King and the Choice of a Tomb Site
205(2)
The Work in Progress
207(2)
Chisels for the Stonecutters
209(2)
Gypsum for Plastering the Walls
211(1)
Painting the Tomb
212(4)
Monitoring Progress
216(4)
Final Preparations for the Burial
220(5)
The Burial
225(1)
Civil War and Foreign Invaders Interrupt the Work
226(2)
The Workmen
228(3)
Supplies and Rations
231(4)
Demonstrations
235(4)
EPILOGUE 239(5)
The Royal Tombs Stand Open
241(3)
Notes 244(23)
Glossary 267(2)
Index of Texts 269(3)
Index of Names 272(4)
General Index 276

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