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Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians [NOOK Book]

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Explore the daily lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt (3000 to 30 B.C.E.) through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from the temple walls of the people themselves. Students can use this unique and most up-to-date resource on the subject to examine the history of one of our oldest civilizations. Detailed inscriptions of its religion, its unusual form of government, the manner of ancient work and play, its magnificent art, the reasons for its military ...
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Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

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Overview

Explore the daily lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt (3000 to 30 B.C.E.) through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from the temple walls of the people themselves. Students can use this unique and most up-to-date resource on the subject to examine the history of one of our oldest civilizations. Detailed inscriptions of its religion, its unusual form of government, the manner of ancient work and play, its magnificent art, the reasons for its military domination, and its intellectual accomplishments are included to help recreate the time period for modern readers.
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Explores the daily lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt through reconstructions based on hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from temple walls. Chapters examine what people ate and wore, and their social lives and jobs, and explain how bread, beer, and wine were made. Detailed descriptions of religion, government, art, military domination, and intellectual accomplishments help recreate the time period. The authors are professors of Egyptology and philosophy at Long Island University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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"…overall the volume provides a solid beginning point for the middle and high school student, college students, and interested lay readers seeking a handy, accessible, and generally reliable resource to gain initial information about this ancient culture."

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Meet the Author

BOB BRIER is an Egyptologist and Professor of Philosophy at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Greenvale, New York.

HOYT HOBBS is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Greenvale, New York.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology
1 History 1
2 Religion 33
3 Government and Society 59
4 Work and Play 75
5 Food 99
6 Clothes and Other Adornments 117
7 Architecture 143
8 Arts and Crafts 171
9 Warfare 201
10 Medicine and Mathematics 223
Annotated Bibliography 243
Index 249
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