Village Life in Ancient Egypt

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Author  A. G. McDowell
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   February 21, 2002
ISBN  0199247536
Pages  314

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Deir el-Medina, the village of the workmen who built the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, is a uniquely rich source of information about life in Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC. The abundant archaeological remains are complemented by tens of thousands of texts documenting the thoughts and activities of the villagers. This book combines translations of over 200 of these texts spanning the entire range of preserved genres with stunning illustrations.

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