Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 - Počet stran: 311
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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.

Explore the daily lives of ancient Egyptians in this exciting 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 explore 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 information 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.

 

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I was expecting a rather dry but interesting book listing all the different aspects of ancient Egyptian life but it ended up being quite a bit more engaging, lively and fun to read. Each chapter dealt ... Přečíst celou recenzi

Obsah

1 History
1
2 Religion
35
3 Government and Society
65
4 Work and Play
83
5 Food
109
6 Clothes and Other Adornments
127
7 Architecture
155
8 Arts and Crafts
181
9 Technology and Construction
213
10 Warfare
247
11 Medicine and Mathematics
271
Glossary
293
Annotated Bibliography
297
Index
305
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O autorovi (2008)

Bob Brier is Senior Research Fellow at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. Recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on mummies, he conducts pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world's most famous mummies. He has conducted research in pyramids and tombs in 15 countries and has hosted award-winning television specials for TLC. He is the author of over 100 articles and several books, including The Murder of Tutankhamen (1998), The Encyclopedia of Mummies (1997), Egyptian Mummies (1994), and Ancient Egyptian Magic (1980).

Hoyt Hobbs is Professor of Philosophy at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. He is author of Fielding's Complete Guide to Egypt and the Archaeological Sites (1983) and A Complete Guide to Egypt and the Archaeological Sites (1981). His research interests include epistemology, logic, Egyptology and history.

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