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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 domination, and its intellectual accomplishments are included to help recreate the time period for modern readers.
About the Author
Bob Brier is Senior Research Fellow at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. Recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on mummies, he conducts pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world's most famous mummies. He has conducted research in pyramids and tombs in 15 countries and has hosted award-winning television specials for TLC. He is the author of over 100 articles and several books, including The Murder of Tutankhamen (1998), The Encyclopedia of Mummies (1997), Egyptian Mummies (1994), and Ancient Egyptian Magic (1980).
Hoyt Hobbs is Professor of Philosophy at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. He is author of Fielding's Complete Guide to Egypt and the Archaeological Sites (1983) and A Complete Guide to Egypt and the Archaeological Sites (1981). His research interests include epistemology, logic, Egyptology and history.
Table of Contents
3. Government and Society
4. Work and Play
6. Clothes and Other Adornments
8. Arts and Crafts
9. Construction and Technology
11. Medicine and Mathematics