Life under the Pharaohs

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This book, written by one the masters of popular history, is for the interested amateur and reconstructs every day life in the Egypt of 1500 BCE. The central character, a real person whose tomb still exists, is Vizier Rekhmire. You meet with him and go with him on his official duties. This absorbing and entertaining book takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the world of ancient Egypt, providing an overview of Egyptian history, the City of the Dead, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, the building of the ...
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Overview


This book, written by one the masters of popular history, is for the interested amateur and reconstructs every day life in the Egypt of 1500 BCE. The central character, a real person whose tomb still exists, is Vizier Rekhmire. You meet with him and go with him on his official duties. This absorbing and entertaining book takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the world of ancient Egypt, providing an overview of Egyptian history, the City of the Dead, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, the building of the pyramids, and such important figuresand places as Akhenaten and Amarna. It looks at the life and times of the Ancient Egyptians, including the work of craftsmen and labourers, hunting, and surgical procedures and provides a full bibliography and lists of Egyptian dynasties.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750937238
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Sutton History Classics
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I The land, the people and their gods 15
Ch. II Rekhmire comes home 30
Ch. III Houses and furniture 44
Ch. IV The vizier gives a party 59
Ch. V The Egyptian woman 76
Ch. VI Lovers and friends 87
Ch. VII The Pharaoh's army 95
Ch. VIII Per-hor goes to school 108
Ch. IX The craft of writing 121
Ch. X Labourers and craftsmen 136
Ch. XI Magic and medicine 157
Ch. XII Buying and selling 167
Ch. XIII The people's Pharaoh 175
Ch. XIV House of eternity 185
App Fact or fiction? 197
The dynasties of ancient Egypt 203
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