Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians
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Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 30mm | 639.56g
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0313353069
  • 9780313353062
  • 1,555,564

Review quote

"...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." - ARBAshow more

About Robert (Bob) M. Brier

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.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chronology 1. History 2. Religion 3. Government and Society 4. Work and Play 5. Food 6. Clothes and Other Adornments 7. Architecture 8. Arts and Crafts 9. Construction and Technology 10. Warfare 11. Medicine and Mathematics Glossary Annotated Bibliographyshow more