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    Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt: Life in Death for Rich and Poor (Duckworth Egyptology) (Paperback) By (author) Wolfram Grajetski

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    DescriptionThe energy devoted by the ancient Egyptians to their tombs is legendary. The pyramids of Gizeh and the tomb of Tutankhamun are just two very spectacular examples, but no previous book has sought to use the tens of thousands of tombs excavated in Egypt, dating from 5000 BC to AD 200, across all classes of society, to build up a broad picture of burial as practised across the millennia. In this fascinating treatment, Wolfram Grajetzki sets out to remove some widespread misconceptions. Many imagine that few tombs survived undisturbed into modern times, but this is simply not true. In addition to the richest finds, there are numerous other tombs, devoid of gold and precious objects, which are key sources for reconstructing burial customs and Eygptian culture as a whole. This book sets the record straight, presenting evidence from each of the periods covered of poorer and average graves alongside the more famous wealthy tombs. The book is accessbily written and richly illustrated with over 150 illustrations, many specially prepared by the author.


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    Title
    Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt: Life in Death for Rich and Poor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wolfram Grajetski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 174
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 242 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715632178
    ISBN 10: 0715632175
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JHBT, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, TOPC/DEATH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    DC22: 393.10932
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 393/.10932
    LC classification: DT62.T6 G73 2003
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JHB, JHBZ, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Wolfram Grajetzki is a researcher at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, working on the project 'Digital Egypt for Universities'. He is the author of 'Two Treasurers of the Middle Kingdom' (British Archaeological Report S1007) Oxford 2001.