Pharaoh's Workers

Pharaoh's Workers : Villagers of Deir el Medina


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Pharaoh's Workers focuses on the archaeological site at Deir el Medina on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor. The workers who prepared the royal tombs and lived there in what has been called "the earliest known artists' colony" left a rich store of artifacts and documents through which we can glimpse not only their working conditions and domestic activities, but also their religious beliefs and private thoughts.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 10mm | 322.05g
  • Cornell University Press
  • Ithaca, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 47
  • 0801481430
  • 9780801481437
  • 618,701

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"This volume provides an excellent introduction to the varied evidence available for the study of the lives of the men and women who built and decorated Ramesside Period royal tombs." Edward Bleiberg, University of Memphis, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 117, No. 1 (1997)"

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