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    DescriptionThe Golden Age of Ancient Egypt comes alive as Guillemette Andreu re-creates the details of daily life. Construction sites team with workers building the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Administrators bustle to and fro, handling their assignments from the pharaoh's court. Scribes train themselves to draft a variety of letters. Andreu describes the Egyptians as they spend a day in the marshes with family and friends. They glide on light skiffs through the papyrus plants, stopping occasionally to marvel at the marsh creatures: frogs, butterflies, kingfishers, ibises, herons, lapwings, weasels, and mongooses. Because the marshes also shelter crocodiles and hippopotamuses, the day is not without its perils. In her vivid representation of Egyptian life, Andreu makes use of letters from family archives, full of household instructions from travelers and nostalgic greetings from grown children living away from their parents. The principal source of evidence for Egyptian life styles between 2650 and 1750 B.C. are the scenes carved or painted on the walls of tombs. Short hieroglyphic inscriptions accompany these images, recording what might have been said by the men and women pictured.


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    Title
    Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guillemette Andreu, Translated by David Lorton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 285 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801483134
    ISBN 10: 0801483131
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    DC21: 932
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 932
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    LC classification: DT61 .A6313 1997
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHC, NHHA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    1st New edition
    Illustrations note
    26
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    01 May 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "I am very pleased that this enjoyable, up-to-date, and learned account of life in ancient Egypt is now accessible to American readers in David Lorton's excellent English translation." Lawrence M. Berman, Research Curator of Egyptian Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art"
    Back cover copy
    The Golden Age of Ancient Egypt comes alive as Guillemette Andreu re-creates the details of daily life. Construction sites teem with workers building the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Administrators bustle to and fro, handling their assignments from the pharaoh's court. Scribes train themselves to draft a variety of letters.