The Pyramid Builders of Ancient Egypt

The Pyramid Builders of Ancient Egypt : A Modern Investigation of Pharaoh's Workforce

By (author) Rosalie David

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In Rosalie David's hands, the Egyptian builders of the pyramids are revealed as simple people, leading ordinary lives while they are engaged on building the great tomb for a Pharoah. This is an engrossing detective story, bringing to the general reader a fascinating picture of a special community that lived in Egypt and built one of the pyramids, some four thousand years ago.

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 156 x 232.2 x 18.5mm | 580.61g
  • 11 Feb 1997
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0415152925
  • 9780415152921
  • 1,653,372

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..."[T]he book is a valuable introduction to the study of ancient Egyptian daily life that will certainly repay careful reading and study. Pleasant, compact, and easy to read, the book strikes a good balance between a strictly scholarly and a more general approach. Now in a more affordable paperback format, this book is certain to attract a broad readership."-"Journal of the American Oriental Society ." . . fascinating . . .."-"Archaeology

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This volume tells the story of Kahun, the first pyramid workmen's town to be discovered and excavated. It provided a unique opportunity to study the lives of Pharaoh's workforce. The builders of the pyramids are revealed as simple people, leading ordinary lives while they are engaged on building the great tomb for the Pharaoh. An engrossing detective story, this study brings to the general reader a fascinating picture of a special community that built one of the great pyramids, some 4000 years ago.

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