Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians, 1st Edition

  • Bob Brier
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  • ISBN-10: 0313353077
  • ISBN-13: 9780313353079
  • DDC: 932
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 311 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Explore the daily lives of ancient Egyptians in this exciting new update of one of the most successful Daily Life titles. Through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from temple walls, readers can examine social and material existence in one of the world's oldest civilizations. Narrative chapters explore the preparation of food and drink, religious ceremonies and cosmology, work and play, the arts, military domination, and intellectual accomplishments. With material garnered from recent excavations and research, including new content on construction, pyramid building, ship building, and metallurgy, this up-to-date volume caters to the ever-evolving needs of today's readers. A timeline, an extensive research center bibliography, and over 20 new photos make this a must-have reference source for modern students of ancient history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: History.
2: Religion.
3: Government and Society.
4: Work and Play.
5: Food.
6: Clothes and Other Adornments.
7: Architecture.
8: Arts and Crafts.
9: Technology and Construction.
10: Warfare.
11: Medicine and Mathematics.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Authors.