Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Everyday Life in the Land of the Nile

Book - 2009
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A vivid view of life in ancient Egypt. More than 5,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians founded one of the world's oldest civilizations. We know of its pyramids, art, and pharaohs. But what was life really like then? Ordinary citizens in ancient Egypt lived and worked in much the same ways as the average European of the eighteenth century, but ate better, had more practical clothing and lived more comfortably, in houses with patios, latrines, and cooling systems. Through deep investigative research, the authors explore the social and material existence in ancient Egypt-from what people ate and drank to how they worked, lived, played, and prayed. Features color and black-and-white images throughout, along with maps.
Publisher: New York : Sterling, c2009.
ISBN: 9781454909071
1454909072
Characteristics: 312 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.
Additional Contributors: Hobbs, A. Hoyt

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gloryb
Mar 24, 2017

Separate chapters describe every facet of everyday life in ancient Egypt. Not a boring book despite the fact it appears to be a scholarly work - lots of footnotes to show the source of information and extensive bibliography. The narrative would benefit with more illustrations/pictures of artifacts. Spent an enjoyable time reading through this book.

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samjenks
May 19, 2015

I love it so much I need it back, sorry.

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Corilaxen
Apr 12, 2015

While certainly a resource for information that can sometimes be hard to find, I found it laced with opinion, bias, and skepticism that made it difficult to stomach at times. Take with a grain of salt.

ChrisBurr Mar 16, 2014

Excellent reference on the details of life in Ancient Egypt. I would have preferred a little more separation between the different ages, but still an excellent read nonetheless.

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