The Judgement of the Pharaoh : Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt
Joyce Tyldesley's original book carefully unmasks for the first time Ancient Egyptian crimes and criminals. She meticulously recreates a series of crimes, from grave robbing, false embalming, necrophilia and bestiality to a superb recreation of the murder of Tutankhamun (which reassesses the evidence for his murder and rejects it). She also introduces us to some of the inhabitants of the town of Dair et Medine, the dwelling place of fifty craftsmen and their families who worked exclusively in the nearby Valley of the Kings. Their crimes and misdemeanours were carefully recorded, and give a vivid insight into Ancient Egyptian attitudes towards sex and death, property and punishment.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 129.54 x 195.58 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
- 04 Oct 2001
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrated edition
- 4 B/W Photo\Illu(s),1 Map(s)
About Joyce A. Tyldesley
Joyce Tyldesley earned a doctorate in archaeology from Oxford University. She is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University and the author of many books on Ancient Egypt.