Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

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Drawing on a wealth of archeological evidence, author Jon Manchip White presents a remarkably accurate picture of Egyptian life throughout dynastic times — from the end of the third millennium to the Greek occupation in 330 BC. Because social conditions changed little during these 3,000 years, readers get a clear idea of the roles and tasks assigned to each section of the community — to the Pharaoh and his noblemen; priests and soldiers; scribes and artists; and peasants, who formed the bulk of the population. ...
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Drawing on a wealth of archeological evidence, author Jon Manchip White presents a remarkably accurate picture of Egyptian life throughout dynastic times — from the end of the third millennium to the Greek occupation in 330 BC. Because social conditions changed little during these 3,000 years, readers get a clear idea of the roles and tasks assigned to each section of the community — to the Pharaoh and his noblemen; priests and soldiers; scribes and artists; and peasants, who formed the bulk of the population. How these people spent their leisure hours, how they dressed, what they ate and drank, forms of transportation used, how homes were built and furnished, and the activities of women and children are also thoroughly examined. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of religion in daily life, including the social significance of temples, pyramids, and tombs. Accompanying a vivid text are more than 100 photographs and line drawings.
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On the social conditions through Dynastic times--a period of remarkably little change. Reprint of the 1963 edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486425108
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/10/2011
  • Series: Egypt Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 642,064
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 9
Acknowledgment 13
I The Nile Valley
The Character of the Valley 15
The Character of the People 17
The Sense of Continuity 20
The Earliest Settlers 25
II Dwelling Places
Towns and Cities 29
The Main Cities 32
Pyramids 39
A Visit to a Temple 49
Houses 64
Tombs 74
III The Home
Dress 87
Furniture 99
Food and Drink 103
Transport 108
IV People and Professions
Pharaoh 113
Noblemen and Administrators 121
Priests 128
Soldiers 142
Scribes 151
Artists 152
Peasants 162
V Private Life
The Family 169
Education 173
Sports and Pastimes 181
Chronological Summary 190
Bibliography 192
Index 193
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