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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 dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.78(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
1 The Setting.
3 Close to Home.
4 The Stuff of Life.
5 Crafts and Trades.
6 Learning Earning and Leisure.
What People are Saying About This
“Szpakowska’s lively, well-crafted account not only gives a sense of the lives of the people behind the ancient texts and representations, but shows the reader how to construct a narrative which is both engaging and scholarly.”
–Deborah Sweeney, Tel Aviv University
“Kasia Szpakowska’s engaging, localized account of life during Egypt’s Middle Kingdom draws upon the material culture and inscriptions produced by the people of Lahun to produce a rich portrait that will interest general readers, students, and Egyptologists alike.”
–Ellen Morris, Columbia University