Pharaoh's Workers: Villagers of Deir el Medina

Pharaoh's Workers: Villagers of Deir el Medina

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Edited by Leonard H. Lesko

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  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 10mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 11 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Ithaca
  • ISBN 10: 0801481430
  • ISBN 13: 9780801481437
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 47
  • Sales rank: 932,827

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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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"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)"