Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

Hardback Daily Life Through History

By (author) Robert (Bob) M. Brier, By (author) Hoyt Hobbs

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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 238mm x 30mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313353069
  • ISBN 13: 9780313353062
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 834,818

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Explore the daily lives of ancient Egyptians in this exciting new update of one of the most successful Daily Life titles. Through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from temple walls, readers can examine social and material existence in one of the world's oldest civilizations. Narrative chapters explore the preparation of food and drink, religious ceremonies and cosmology, work and play, the arts, military domination, and intellectual accomplishments. With material garnered from recent excavations and research, including new content on construction, pyramid building, ship building, and metallurgy, this up-to-date volume caters to the ever-evolving needs of today's readers. A timeline, an extensive research center bibliography, and over 20 new photos make this a must-have reference source for modern students of ancient history. Explore the daily lives of ancient Egyptians in this exciting update of one of the most successful Daily Life titles. Through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from temple walls, readers can explore social and material existence in one of the world's oldest civilizations. Narrative chapters explore the preparation of food and drink, religious ceremonies and cosmology, work and play, the arts, military domination, and intellectual accomplishments. With information garnered from recent excavations and research, including new content on construction, pyramid building, ship building, and metallurgy, this up-to-date volume caters to the ever-evolving needs of today's readers. A timeline, an extensive research center bibliography, and over 20 new photos make this a must-have reference source for modern students of ancient history.

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Bob Brier is Senior Research Fellow and Hoyt Hobbs is Professor of Philosophy both at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York.

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"...overall the volume provides a solid beginning point for the middle and high school student, college students, and interested lay readers seeking a handy, accessible, and generally reliable resource to gain initial information about this ancient culture." - ARBA